French-born MSP, Christian Allard, showed his support at last week’s launch of the campaign from Show Racism the Red Card ‘This is My Home’.
At the event, held on Tuesday, September 22 in the Scottish Parliament, Mr Allard gave his own insight on the contribution made by people who chose to come and live here, on racism and on the current refugee crisis.
After watching the preview of the campaign’s collection of 7 short films, the North East MSP congratulated the producers and team at Show Racism the Red Card.
The charity’s educational work brings positive discussions to young people. They run school programmes encouraging pupils to understand the power of the language they are using and hearing.
The French-born MSP moved to the North East over 22 years ago with his young family.
As a long-time supporter of Show Racism the Red Card, the North East MSP has submitted a motion to the Scottish Parliament backing the launch of the filming for ‘This is My Home’.
SNP MSP Christian Allard said: “I have lived in the North East for over 22 years. I am delighted that my children and grandchildren have decided to stay, to work and to live in the region.
“The North East of Scotland is my home.”
“Some of us are Scottish born, some from Europe, some from the other side of the world - some of us came to work, some to study, some to seek sanctuary.
“We all live here together and we all contribute to Scotland’s success.”
“There is still a lot of work to do, Show Racism the Red Card is very much helping us getting there.
“I am proud of the recent response to the refugee crisis from many of us and from the Scottish Government, it has been positive and shows the humanity of the people of Scotland.”
“On Friday 23 October, I will be wearing my Aberdeen football club top for Show Racism the Red Card’s ‘Wear Red Day 2015’ to support the diversity of Scotland, because in Scotland’s story, we are all worth the same”.