The annual Transport Against Racism campaign seeks to raise awareness of racism on public transport and encourages people who witness and are subjected to racism to report incidents to the Gardaí or via ireport.ie.
This year’s campaign, launched on Friday 9th of August at Heuston Train Station, features selfies donated by 900 commuters from across Ireland who are standing in solidarity against all forms of racism. The selfies were then compiled into a collage by renowned collage artist Charis Tsevis. The artwork is being displayed across all major public transport providers.
Luas driver Lanre Bode attended the launch and shared his story with national news outlets to help raise awareness of the issue.
You can get involved by donating a selfie at Heuston Train station from 7am – 7pm from today, Tuesday 13th until Thursday 15th August and become part of the Solidarity Wall. Show your support and #JoinUsOnTheJourney toward a public transport free from racism for all.
Watch what Luas driver Martin Acheampong had to say about racism on public transport: