Wakefield Council to light up town hall to support the fight against racism

The Clock Tower at Wakefield Town Hall will be lit up in purple tomorrow evening (March 9) in support of Stand Up To Racism and on March 20 to support UN Anti-Racism Day.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 1:12 pm
Wakefield Town Hall

United Nations Anti-Racism Day is on March 20, with the West Yorkshire event being held on 9 March prior to the national one – it is a day for people to come together united against racism, Islamophobia, antisemitism and fascism and to stand in solidarity with refugees and migrants to send a powerful message to those in power that racism will be defeated.

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Coun Michael Graham, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Resources, said: “It is vital that we all stand together in support of all those across the world who are dealing with racism or any other forms of prejudice.

“Our Town Hall will light up to highlight the importance of our unity in the face of division and we are very proud to support this cause.”

For more information or for details of the event in West Yorkshire, visit http://www.standuptoracism.org.uk/