Youth Against Racism

 

The awards ceremony was held in San Mamés for the 30 winning stories of the contest organized by Fair Saturday, in collaboration with the Bilbao City Council, Seguros Bilbao and the Athletic Club Foundation

The awards ceremony for the 30 winning stories of the “Tales to Think” contest was held this morning in San Mamés. More than 400 boys and girls of all ages have participated in the contest writing stories against racism. The event was attended by Aitor Elizegi, President of Athletic Club, Juan Carlos Ercoreca, President of the Athletic Club Foundation, Itziar Urtasun, Councilor for Coexistence, Parties and Cooperation, Javier Maiztegi, General Director of Seguros Bilbao and Jordi Albareda, founder of Fair Saturday. This is the third edition of “Tales to Think”, whose purpose is to promote the creativity of young people from Bilbao and Bizkaia, encourage their critical spirit in the face of different social challenges and spread social empathy with others.

After the editions around bullying and machismo, this year young people have written stories about racism. Nearly 25 schools have participated in the initiative, highlighting the IES Minas from Barakaldo, the Vizcaya School, the Lauaxeta ikastola and the French Lyceum. In addition to putting their creativity in favor of social justice, the participating children have selected an NGO to support and allocate their prize. Thus, the € 1,500 prizes are allocated to various social projects such as SOS Racismo, Unicef or Save the Children, among others.