Ezgi Denli: Young Scot Awards 2014: Diversity & Citizenship

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A victim of racism Ezgi Denli co-founded TRUE Colours, an Edinburgh-based, youth-led organisation which aims to tackle all forms of inequality.

The group launched in 2012 at the Hibernian Stadium, Easter Road, with more than 120 students, teachers and organisations attending. Since then, Ezgi has been a tireless campaigner for equality for all, working to promote and protect the diversity of Edinburgh.

TRUE Colours’ first big project was a documentary produced for the Voluntary Action Fund, researching and exposing the issue of sectarianism in Edinburgh.

Through TRUE Colours, Ezgi has also introduced peer education in primary schools, including workshops on racism. In her final year of school, Ezgi is currently focusing on recruiting TRUE Colours ambassadors in every high school in Edinburgh so that the movement will continue to grow.

“I don’t believe it when people say young people are the future generation. I believe it is our time now.”

This video was filmed and produced by Quay Productions, Media Scotland.

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