Transport for Ireland (TFI) has partnered with the Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) to launch our annual Anti-racism campaign.
The theme for this year’s campaign is “We’re for what unites us”, which promotes the message that public transport is for everyone.
At Transport for Ireland, we’re for treating people as equals. For respecting difference, welcoming diversity and creating a safer travel space for everyone.
TFI brought together sixteen people from different backgrounds to form a special visual illustration to support the campaign.
Those who took part in this year’s campaign include ICI volunteers from continents including Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America. Other volunteers are made up of minority groups, such as members of the travelling community and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Everyone deserves respect regardless of their backgrounds, cultures or beliefs. There is no place for racism in the world and there is no place for racism on public transport. We’re for making a difference and We’re for what unites us!
In addition to social media, the campaign creative will be visible on-board public transport vehicles, at stops/stations across the TFI public transport network and a mural will also be painted on the wall of Chancery Street.
Operators involved include Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus, Go-Ahead Ireland, Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail, Luas, TFI Local Link and Taxi.
By standing together with transport staff and passengers, we are promoting the message that public transport is for people of all backgrounds, cultures and beliefs, and all are welcome on board.
Be an ally against racism
Racism can take many forms. It usually takes on a threatening, abusive or insulting form but can also be disguised as a joke or ‘a little bit of craic’. It can happen anywhere, including work, school, in or near your home, on public transport or in the street.
The only way to end racism is together.
What should you do if you see someone being racially abused in a public space? The Immigrant Council of Ireland have created resources to help advise people on what to do if they see a incidence of racism. For advice on how to be an ally against racism visit their website.