Rock Against Racism
Gig: Rock Against Racism in Dundalk
What: Music gig: Rock Against Racism
When: 8pm, Saturday 10 February, 2018
Where: Spirit Store, Georges Quay, Dundalk, Co Louth
Local bands are coming together in solidarity for a very special gig in Dundalk on 10 February, Rock Against Racism. The gig is the brainchild of local artist and activist Sarah Jane Hopkins who was inspired to take action following recent events in her city.
Organiser Sarah Jane Hopkins said, “Dundalk has experienced acute trauma and tragedy. I wanted to create an opportunity for the entire community, regardless of background, to come together in unity, solidarity and song.
“Local bands are volunteering their time and talent for this very special concert. The message is clear: racism has no place in our town and at times of crisis we need to stand together and create something positive together.”
Teresa Buczkowska, Integration Coordinator, Immigrant Council of Ireland, said, “The Immigrant Council of Ireland is really excited to support – and be supported by – Rock Against Racism. Events that focus on bringing communities together to enjoy art, music and culture are a positive way to build bonds and break down barriers.
“It’s so important to take a positive stand against racism and promote tolerance and we commend Sarah Jane for this fantastic effort. We want to raise awareness of what we all have in common instead of trying to find divisions.”
Pippa Woolnough, Communications and Advocacy Manager,
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