14% Funded


Target: €2500


€365 Raised

not funded

16 Funders

Anti- Racism Outreach Workshops

By ROI Against Racism


Republic of Ireland Against Racism is a voluntary group which opposes racism in Ireland & on the web. We have been invited to run anti-racism workshops over three days at 'Philfest’ independent music festival in Leitrim.

Republic of Ireland Against Racism was set up as a voluntary group in Nov 2010 to oppose Racism using social media & education both on & off the web. We now have 14 voluntary admins who run our social media pages seven days a week. We receive no funding whatsoever.

You can check out our following on twitter & facebook and follow our blog. We also have a YouTube account where we are building a collection of anti-racism movies and videos.

This year we are setting up an outreach service to provide anti-racism workshops in schools, communities, the workplace & festivals...

The festival we have been so generously invited to as guests is an independent music festival, Philfest in Leitrim. In the words of Philfest: ‘’what is it about? A real alternative festival. Loads of heavier bands, great alternative music and all in Wild West themed lake resort. Medieval activities, Archery, stalls, Republic of Ireland against racism, Fun Fair, and more.’’

We have designed a three day programme of events which will be run each day by our volunteers. We will make a small online publication of this event with short stories & photos from the workshop. Following on from this we hope to provide other anti-racism workshops in our communities across Ireland, in schools and at other small festivals. We want to create a beautiful creative and unique space at each event we attend for people to participate in our workshops. We want people who attend to learn and contribute to discussions & topics about racism /anti-racism and embracing our cultural diversity and differences, through art, storytelling, video making, and music.

We need to buy some practical equipment to successfully run our workshops; every penny of the money we raise here will be used to purchase: 

A projector and screen to be used for our outreach workshops.

T-shirts & merchandise for outreach workshops * * please note any T-shirts we get made will be from re-cycled materials on organic cotton and that any merchandising we use will not involve a mindless waste of plastic.

A small Marquee. (Cheap and cheerful!)

A fold up table and chairs/ seating...

Art Equipment: paper, paints, colouring pencils, pencils, fabric paints, canvas bags, blank T-Shirts, fabric markers.

We want to launch our website and put up footage and information about our anti-racism workshops at Philfest and future events. We feel after four years that it is time to link all our social media accounts on our own website.

Our groups are growing daily on social media and we are very excited about the future of our group and the work we can do to educate against racism. Thank you for taking the time to read our proposal on Fund It, we really appreciate it.

From all at ROIsaysno.



Update 19-05-14 *Philfest Announce Festival Cancelled .

Philfest Cancelled 19-05-14 Dear Funders & friends of ROI Against Racism . Philfest Ireland have made a press release today announcing that Philfest has been cancelled, which means we regretfully announce that we will unfortunately not be able to run our workshops at the festival as it is not going ahead. Firstly we would like to thank Philfest for inviting us to participate in the festival, it was something we were really looking forward to . We would also like to pass on our commiserations to Philfest, it is a wonderful idea, and we know it will happen next year. We also would like to thank all the ROiAR team that put a lot of work into preparations for the workshops. And to everyone one that supported our FundIt campaign a huge thanks to you from all the ROiAR team. If you have donated to our FundIt campaign please be reassured that the donations you made will not be taken from your account. We really do appreciate the support that we have been receiving from all our wonderful followers and members. sincerely, ROI Against Racism.

Smiley saturday at Republic of Ireland Against Racism !

Sat 5th April. Hey folks, a big hello today from all our team at ROI against Racism who are dotted all over the country. So our project went live on fundit.ie yesterday and we were and still are so delighted, excited and full of hope that we can reach our target. So today day, still in our first 48 hours on fund it we have three sponsors and there has literally been happy dances in most counties in Ireland at this stage. Thank you so much to our first generous and thoughtful sponsors Shane Mawe & M.Winnett & Paula Kenny. Ye have put the H in hope for us and made the daunting and gloomy€0.00 go away... we are very very grateful!! Our admins including myself (Denise) are tweeting and face booking away and we really are receiving a huge amount of likes, shares, RTs from our friends out there. We are all so delighted to see some positivity happening in our country and fundit.ie really is a place where there are so any projects & ideas going on which are beaming out positivity to the whole country! I would like to make some thanks to some friends of ours for their support since our campaign went live yesterday: *Paula Kenny. Paula is one of our admins who has just txtd me to say she is sponsoring us!!! Paula runs: make Clondalkin a fair-trade town (see it on facebook & they have been made a fair-trade town thanks to all their hard work. Congratulations folks) and is one of the busiest people & hardest working peopleI know who always finds time for us...Thank you so much Paula for everything. Rack house Pilfer -Ireland’s best band, for voting to put our link on your facebook page and believing in us & supporting us. You are a special bunch of people <3 @NumbiArts...always there...always an inspiration. Leave Those Kids Alone Facebook page-- for the love you have for Ireland and for taking a chance on us! Sean McGuire from Out of the bag - Peoples internet Radio for inviting me to do an upcoming interview later on this month! Much appreciated...will you be able to shut me up! :-)! Thanks to all our tweeters who are RTing.liking and keeping us going. Thanks to our facebook page for some lovely comments. I will put up some screenshots if I can. Have a great Saturday evening and night folks and we will talk soon, ~D~

funders (16)

There are 13 public funders of this project

There are 3 anonymous funders of this project