Show Racism the Red Card 2017-18 programme of activities

Show Racism the Red Card activities 2017-18

Our Mission is to challenge racism through providing education resources and intercultural activity which support integration.

Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC) offers a unique platform of education & sport to tackle racism and promote integration. We are working with schools, clubs and youth services to support inclusion and raise understanding of what is racism and how to respond.

We invite you to get involved in any of our programme of activities. SRTRC activities include:

– Anti Racism education workshops
– Anti Racism education training
– Anti Racism creative competition
– FARE fortnight against racism in football
– Wear Red Day
– One Race Human Race exhibition tour

Wear Red Day Friday 24th November

Get involved

Wear Red Day is our call to tack action against racism. The purpose of #WRD17 is to raise awareness against racism and to support us to produce new education materials to help tackle racism. Participants are asked to organise activities with a ‘wear red’ theme for the day and to ask all participants to donate €2 for Show Racism the Red Card. Funds raised will be used to produce a new education pack
to be available free to schools all over Ireland for the next 4 years..

Register online for your fundraising pack, which includes posters, leaflets, stickers and more.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

To get involved involved in Wear Red Day

1. Register online to participate
2. Promote Wear Red Day in your school, college, business or wherever you are and ask people to wear red on Friday 24th November.
3. On the day, collect a donation from everyone wearing red and invite others to contribute too. Boost efforts with other activities such as a keepie uppie competition, red cake bake sale, red friendship bracelet making etc
4. Take pictures and post online using the hashtag #wrd17
5. Send your collection by check, bank transfer or online via

FARE fortnight

Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC) is working in partnership with the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) and Sports Against Racism in Ireland to mark the UEFA backed Football Against Racism in Europe fortnight. FAI Development Officers will deliver anti-racism workshops using the materials of SRTRC in over 100 schools around Ireland during the fortnight 5th-19th October 2017.

The fortnight of action is an opportunity for clubs, schools and others across UEFA affiliated countries to promote respect for diversity and make a stand against racism. SRTRC is coordinating actions at grassroots level.

Anti Racism Creative Competition 2018






Primary & Secondary schools, Youthreach & Youth services are invited to register to participate for the 9th Annual Show Racism the Red Card Creative Competition. Our video and the slogan Show Racism the Red Card is our message about racism. The Creative Competition is a challenge for young people of all ages to devise their own message about racism using written, visual and audio- visual means.

‘I teach SPHE and I found this project to be an excellent way of both covering the course, and engaging the students’, Sheila Cusack teacher from Athlone Community College.

‘We began by watching and discussing the DVD. It was amazing to see the children’s reactions and their own personal experiences of racism’, Maria Moynihan teacher from Carrigaline Educate Together.

One Race – Human Race exhibition

The One Race exhibition is made up of visual art pieces entered to the SRTRC Creative Competition over the last 8 years. The exhibition is now bigger than ever with new additions from 2017 participants. It is a highly engaging impressive display which has already been on show at libraries, civic offices, teacher training colleges around the country. We would like to bring it to new locations, so contact us to host or watch this space for more updates.

Anti Racism Workshops

Would you like Show Racism the Red Card to come to your school/club/ youth service?

SRTRC deliver workshops to help promote the anti-racism message. Our workshops explore what is racism, how it happens, its impact and how to respond. The delivery uses interactive activities, discussion, video and other materials to convey the message. A workshop is the ideal way to support participation in the Creative Competition.

Anti Racism Training

A survey by the Teachers Union of Ireland found 45% of teachers had witnessed racism in the classroom and 65% felt they needed training to help address the issue. Show Racism the Red Card offer a range of training options including after school workshops and our online course.

‘I found it interesting how activities designed to combat racism can be integrated into other curriculum areas’, said student teacher Niamh Mongey

Our mascot- Jeff the Ref

Jeff the Ref is a cuddly and friendly dog who has recently been adopted by the “Show Racism the Red Card” team to help tackle racism in Ireland. Jeff loves sports and believes everyone should enjoy the games too, regardless of their background, be it colour, nationality, religion or culture. Jeff believes racism is not acceptable and should it be about, be sure that Jeff will get his red card out!

Jeff is available to come to events in schools, clubs, community or other organisations to support the anti-racism message. Contact us for more information.

Always show racism the Red Card!

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