Love Music Hate Racism, Cork branch, have been in touch about their upcoming launch this coming Friday.
Normally, at this point in a post we’d explore some witty tangent, only very indirectly related to the topic at hand. However, in this case, we’re going to shut up and let the press release do the talking.
FRIDAY 6th JULY
Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) Cork Launch
Old Oak and Cyprus Avenue, Cork from 8pm
Donations on the door. ALL proceeds go to Love Music Hate Racism Ireland
Man G (World Bass Culture)
Conor Jones (Rise Up!)
Rob Flynn (Dubculture)
Racism is blight on humanity and in this day and age has no place in modern society.
It is undeniable that racism exists in Ireland. One has to ask why? Of all countries surely Ireland is the last place that should tolerate racism. Our people have gone to and been accepted into many countries all over the World. Unfortunately we now again see our young having to emigrate in these hard times. We should be as accepting and as tolerant to foreign peoples in Ireland as we wish our family, friends, and children to be treated in the countries they have now had to emigrate to.
The future of Ireland is as a multi cultural integrated community harnessing the power and talents of all its peoples, regardless of colour, creed, or background. We need to harvest our uniqueness and diversity for the greater good.
Racism is a cancer that eats at, alienates and destroys Society.
Lets “Live & let live”, inclusively.
Love Music Hate Racism is a positive movement that aims to have nationwide events, creating awareness for local issues. It’s a medium through with diversity can be celebrated.
The main objectives of LMHR in Cork are:
• To foster racial integration through the common medium of music, by hosting live events, talks, and song writing competitions. All in the theme of anti-racism, integration, and diversity.
• To highlight the existence of racism in Ireland and to have the issue taken seriously. This is not the case at present. We do not even have Legislation covering Racist crime. All we have is the Incitement to Hatred Act, which has rarely been used. It is necessary for the Minister for Justice to take a lead on this, to bring Ireland in line with European standards and prove racism is not tolerated here. Recently An Garda Siochana, in reaction to the lack of outrage over the Marioara Rostas murder, asked for judges to be given greater latitude in sentencing. This is in line with the LMHR’s ‘’Send Racism to Jail’’ campaign, which will launch in Cork. Action needs to be taken which clearly shows that Ireland does not tolerate racially motivated crime, and that this is a safe country for all communities.
• Fundraising – LMHR aims to have regular events in Cork, celebrating diversity and raising awareness of racism locally. In 2012, we will be taking part in the Independence Festival in Mitchelstown where we aim to have over 20 acts performing on our own stage. We will then use this model to plan attendance at all the big Open Air Music Festivals in Ireland in 2013, and giving a platform to Cork’s own Love Music Hate Racism supporters.
Funds raised on 6th July in Cork, will go toward this project, towards a campaign to raise awareness of our inadequate Legislation in Ireland, as well as toward creating a network of volunteers and artists that would be willing to hold regular events in Cork.
Love Music Hate Racism Ireland