Transdev sponsored the recent ICI event which promoted International Day Against Racism, on Friday 21st March 2014, where people across the globe show their opposition to racism. The speakers on the day were Ms. Shaama Saggar-Malik Director of ASRA Housing Association Limited, UK, who spoke about her work and experiences in areas around diversity and culture change programmes for companies.
The South African Ambassador His Excellency A C Sigcau gave a presentation on the background of the massacres of pupils demanding equal education rights in Sharpeville (South Africa) on March 21st, 1960 and how the massacres shaped the anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa and beyond. This is very topical because South Africa is celebrating 20 years since the end of the Apartheid era. The UN declared March 21st – International Day Against Racism to mark the massacres.
In addition to promoting this day, Transdev along with other transport providers, Dublin City Council, The National Transport Authority and the Immigrant Council of Ireland partnered together to promote and encourage people to stand up to racism.
The annual awareness campaign promotes racism-free public transport for Dublin. This campaign took place on Luas from 8th April to 20th 2014 called “ There’s no room on board for racism” . To report incidents email: Stopracism@immigrantcouncil.ie
This has proved to be great success to the Immigrant Council Of Ireland.