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On October 20 we wear red: Celebrating Black History Month at KU

By Anize Keers Oct 11, 2023
Credit: Show Racism The Red Card

Students and staff of Kingston University will be decked out in red, on October 20, as part of an anti-racism initiative.

Chris Duffy from Show Racism the Red Card explained Wear Red Day started in 2014 with 7,000 participants. The movement continued to grow and this year is set to be the biggest yet with over 525,000 registrations so far. 

Duffy said: “It is incredibly important that young people celebrate Wear Red Day with us as young people are clearly the future of anti-racism.”

Participants are encouraged to wear red items of clothing and post a picture to socials with #WRD2023.

Duffy added: “At a time when there is so much negativity and demonisation on social media, the trending of our hashtag of positivity shines a light on the fact that there are hundreds of thousands of like-minded people who are tired of misinformation and self-serving agendas. People who are proud anti-racists.”

This year both the London Eye and the Wembley Stadium Arch will be lit up in red to support the movement. 

For more information head to https://www.theredcard.org/wear-red-day/ and check out the video below. 

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