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21 Μarch 2018 – “Walk Against Discrimination 2018”

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

 
Athens, 19 March 2018

The International Day Against Racism and Racial Discrimination, on 21 March , the Greek Forum of Migrants , for a 4th year in a row, is calling for all groups that are currently being discriminated and affected by racism to raise their voices and to declare their determination to fight all kinds of racism and humiliation of human dignity. Representatives from wider groups affected by racism (PWD, LGBT, Roma, migrants, refugees, HIV positive, elderly, drug addicts, mentally ill, religion minorities, etc.) united we will have the Walk Against Discrimination , marching together for a better world.
On Wednesday 21 March 2018, at 3 pm , we meet at Kotzia sq . and we walk together towards Victoria sq ., where we launch an “Open Garden” , by planting symbolically a tree. The closing will be held with the ceremony of “A NTIRACISM – Tzanetos Antypas 2018” award. This year, the organizing committee for the Walk Against Discrimination 2018, choose as a next candidate to pick up the torch – award, the Transgender Association in Greece , for their action in favor of freedom and anti-racism but also their recent victory, concerning the new law on gender identity.

The award was established in 2017, in the memory of the activist and founder of the Praksis organization, Tzanetos Antypas, where each year an organization or a person dealing with the
issues of anti-racism and human rights is awarded.

For this event, European networks and organizations UNITED European Network Against Nationalism, racism, fascism and in support of migrants and refugee, ENAR European Network
Against Racism, EGAM European Grassroots Antiracist Movement and Open Society Foundations support our initiative.

Organizations, civil society representatives and citizens that participate in the Walk Against Discrimination 2018, until now are (UPDATED PARTICIPANTS) :
-Anagnostopoulou Olga, colaborator for the Secretary General of Human Rights
-Georgiou Anastasia, coordinator in the division of Migrant and Refugee Policy, Movement of Democratic Socialists
-Zontirou Eleni, president of the 6th District of Municipality of Athens, coordinator in division of social rights and services, Movement Democratic Socialists
-Lampsa Polina, head of department of foreign policy, Movement Democratic Socialists
-Lenio Myrivili, Vice Mayor of Urban Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change of the Municipality of Athens
-Lefteris Papagiannakis, Vice Mayor in the Municipality of Athens, President of the Intergration Council of Migrants of the Municipality of Athens
– Stamatis Georgios, Secretary General of Special Population Groups of New Democracy
 – Eleni Stavrou, Women`s Network of Socialist Democrats Movement
– Maria Stratigaki, Vice Mayor of Social Solidarity and Welfare of the Municipality of Athens
-Dimitris Halazonitis, Sector Coordinator for Migration Policy – DHMAR
-Pavlos Christidis, Press Officer PASOK
-Vasilis Chronopoulos, Deputy Secretary in the Department of Human Rights and Migration Policy PASOK
-Nikos Chrysogelos, co-president “Green party Solidarity”

1. Anemos Ananeosis,
2. ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth
3. African Network in Greece – ANG
4. German Embassy
5. Amnesty Greece
6. Network for Children s Rights
7. Racist Violence Recording Network (RVRN)
8. Network of peer phychoactive drug users
9. Migrant Women Network “Dimitra”
10. Police Action
11. Hellenic League for the Human Rights
12. Greek Monitoring for Helsinki
13. Greek Forum of Migrants (Association of Cameroonians of Greece, Congolese Community in Greece, Ethiopian Socio-Cultural Center “Aithiops”, Ghanian Community in Greece,
Union of Guinea of Greece, Kenyan Community in Greece (KCG), Union of Madagascar, Nigerian Women Organisation of Greece, Nigerian Community of Greece, Association of Senegalese of Athens, Unione of Sierra Leonese, Tanzanian Community in Greece, Zanzibar Association in Greece, African Network in Greece, United African Women Organization Greece, Afghan Migrants & Refugees Community in Greece, Bangladeshi Community of Greece, Greek Indian Cultural Company, Greek Pakistan Association of Greece, Federation of Albanian Communities in Greece, Georgian Cultural Center “Caucasus”, Greek Georgian Union “Dioskouria”, Hellenic Moldovans Association «ΟΡΦΕΥ», Association of Russian speaker and friends of Russia of the Municipality of
Trikala, Ukrainian Community `The land of stork`, United Ukraine Union, Egyptian Community in Greece “El Rapta”, Association of Moroccans in Greece, Palestinian Workers Union in Greece, Somalian Community in Greece, Greek Soudanese Frienship League, Sudanese Community, Association of Free Expats of Syria, Syrian House in Greece, Arab Association in Ambelokipi – Athens, Migrant Women Network “Dimitra”, Zagel Refugee Group, LGBT Refugee Group)
14. Greek Forum of Refugees
15. Positive Voice
16. Kentro Zois – Centre of Life
17. LGBT Refugee group
18. Melissa network
19. METAdrasis
20. OLKE – Lesbian & Gay Community of Greece
21. Federation of Albanian Communities in Greece
22. Organization EARTH
23. United African Women Organization Greece
24. Cultural Centre African Arts and Cultures – ANASA
25. Shelf / Children`s Reading Club Roma Nomismatokopio
26. LALIBELA-Children Support Organization
27. Association of Special Education Special Education Personnel Attica (SEEPEAA)
28. Integration Council of Migrants – Piraeus
29. Social Workers Network in Greece
30. Transgender Association in Greece
31. News for Special Education
32. Technodromo
33. Athens Pride
34. Campfire Innovation
35. Colour Youth – LGBTQ Youth of Athens
36. Cosmos of Culture
37. European LGBT Police Association – Michael Lolis
38. Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity
39.HOPE Refugee FC
40. Inter alia Project – Civic Society Meeting Point
41. KMOP Family and Childcare Centre
42. PRAKSIS
43. RAINBOW FAMILIES-Οικογένειες Ουράνιο Τόξο
44. Solomon
45. Victoria Square Project
46. Zagel Refugee Group

❏ Day-by-day the PARTICIPANTS of the #WAD2018 are increasing.
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❏ Read previoius events from Walk Against Discrimination here: Walk Against Discrimination 2017

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