Budding artists in the East of England are urged to get their pens and paints out to design a poster to combat racism in a special cross-European competition to mark the International Day Against Fascism and AntiSemitism (9 November).
With racism and antisemitism on the rise across Europe, local MEP Alex Mayer, has joined forces with the UNITED network who want to get more people than ever involved in their efforts to combat this worrying trend.
Sadly in the East of England since the EU referendum we have seen a 24% rise in hate crime with a 6% rise in Bedfordshire.
9 November is the anniversary of Kristallnacht, seen as the symbolic beginning of the Holocaust.
Ms Mayer said: “The East of England is a friendly and tolerant place that rejects hatred. That’s why I’m delighted to be involved in this project and look forward to seeing some fantastic, creative designs.”
The winning poster design will be used on next year’s official campaign materials and runners up will be presented in an online gallery.
Designs should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “9 November Poster” –by 5 November deadline.