Wear red against racism this Friday (22 Oct 2021)

This Friday (22 October 2021) is Wear Red Day – a show of solidarity and force against racism and a celebration of Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC), the UK’s largest anti-racism educational charity, established in 1996 thanks in part to a donation by then Newcastle United goalkeeper Shaka Hislop. In 1990s Newcastle, Shaka was confronted with a group of young people shouting racist abuse at him only for one member of the group to realise who they had been abusing and came over to ask for an autograph. Click here to hear this story told by Shaka himself on YouTube.

Spurred on by the reaction against ongoing racism and discrimination, the anti-racist movement is now finally breaking ground and gaining momentum. Join us this Wear Red Day to add your support to the cause, add your voice and be heard.

Join University staff wearing red and/or pick up a badge from the Library Atrium and share your #WRD21 selfie with pride. You can find out more about Wear Red Day on the official website.

Change Hearts. Change Minds. Change Lives.