European Week Against RacismThe theme of this year's European Week Against Racism is "Solidarity in Diversity: Fighting Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination". The idea behind this theme is to highlight the importance of standing together against racism and other forms of discrimination, and celebrating the unique differences that make us all who we are.
European Week Against Racism is an annual event that takes place each March, aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of racism and promoting anti-racism across the European continent. Villiers School has always been committed to promoting inclusivity amongst its students, making the European Week Against Racism an important time for the school to reaffirm its values.
The theme of this year’s European Week Against Racism is “Solidarity in Diversity: Fighting Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination”. The idea behind this theme is to highlight the importance of standing together against racism and other forms of discrimination, and celebrating the unique differences that make us all who we are.
For Villiers School, this message is particularly relevant. With a diverse student population from different cultural, racial and religious backgrounds, the school is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all its students. During the European Week Against Racism, students have planned a range of activities and events aimed at promoting these values.
One of the key features of this week will be a series of role play sessions with students in Form I, II and III on Tuesday 21st of March, and Form III, IV and V on Wednesday 22nd of March. These sessions will give students the opportunity to visualise what racism, xenophobia and discrimination can look like, as well as to share their own experiences and thoughts on these issues.
In addition to these role plays, a range of other activities will take place throughout the week. These include sporting events for Form I students on Thursday 23rd of March, scavenger hunts for Form II students on Friday 24th of March, poster campaigns aimed at celebrating diversity and difference, and an ‘Inside-Out’ themed Colours Day to close out the week.
Overall, the European Week Against Racism provides a crucial opportunity for Villiers School to reaffirm its commitment to promoting equity and diversity, and to take meaningful action to combat racism and discrimination in all its forms. By standing together in solidarity and celebrating our differences, we can build a better, more inclusive and more equitable society for all.
European Week Against Racism events are planned, organised and implemented by the hardworking and dedicated student and staff members of Villiers School POCA (People of Colour Alliance).
Read more about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Villiers School here: https://www.villiers-school.com/edi/
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