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2023 Peace and Goodwill Message: Anti-racism
The Urdd's 2023 Peace and Goodwill Message focuses on anti-racism. It declares that there is no place for racism in the world, and if we see it, we must Call Them Out.
This year the message was created by Cardiff University students with musician Eädyth and S4C's Education Content Officer, Natalie Jones.
It’s a call from the youth of Wales to:
- Take direct action to dismantle systemic discrimination
- Challenge unconscious prejudices
- Always call out racism when we see it.
On the 18th of May the message was shared across social media, from the young people of Wales to the rest of the world.
Coleg y Cymoedd Workshop
To support the work of the 2023 message, the Urdd held an anti-racism workshop at Coleg y Cymoedd’s Nantgarw campus on the 18th of May.
The workshop was led by S4C’s Education Executive and Race Council Wales representative, Natalie Jones.
During the workshop the 2023 Peace and Goodwill Message was shared with the students, followed by a discussion about being anti-racist, as well as how to gain confidence to call out racism and prejudice.
Thank you to Natalie and the students for the important contributions and discussions during the day.
Anti-racism Education Pack
Each year the children and young people of Wales raise their voices through the Urdd's Peace and Goodwill Message to draw attention to a particular major global topic.
As part of the message, the Urdd provides an education pack on the theme of anti-racism. It’s a wonderful opportunity to support and provide children and young people with information on a vital and contemporary topic.
This year we've worked with S4C to create the education pack.
Download the Education Pack below.
Pecyn Addysg_Education Pack.pdf
Download the Peace Message Education Pack on Anti-Racism here.Download »
Peace and Goodwill Message Workshop
To create the message a workshop was held at the Urdd Centre in Cardiff in January 2023.
A group of students from Cardiff University came together to create the message, with the help of the musician, Eädyth, S4C's Education Content Officer, Natalie Jones, and Sunil Patel from No Boundaries.
During the day very important points were discussed by all contributors, and within a few hours, the message was created.
Thank you to everyone who took part, in helping to create this year’s powerful message on the theme of anti-racism for the Urdd’s 2023 Peace and Goodwill Message.
This is the only message of its kind in the world! Continuing through world wars and significant changes in communications, from Morse Code to radio and the mailing service, to today's digital networks.
The theme for the 2020 Urdd Peace and Goodwill Message was a call for the world to wake up, following the global emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic.