Sharon met with members of Sunderland Youth Parliament to discuss young people's concerns over mental health issues and racism. They discussed the National Youth parliament's campaign "Don't Hate, Educate." which aims to reduce racism and religious discrimination in our communities coinciding with their national day of action today on 22nd January 2016.
After the meeting Sharon said:
“With race-related and religious-related crimes on the rise, it was great to meet with some of Sunderland’s Youth Parliamentarians to hear all about the ‘Don’t Hate Educate’ campaign and what collaborative work Members of Parliament and Members of the Youth Parliament can do together in the months ahead to raise awareness of this pertinent issue."
“Everyone should have the freedom to live out their life without fear of discrimination or be victims of crime just because of who they are, and I wish the Youth Parliament all the success with this on-going campaign.”
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