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.