Show Refugees & Migrants Solidarity

The next Refugee & Migrant Solidarity Ireland (RAMSI) dinner is on Sunday 21st May at 4:30pm in 10 Belvedere Court, Dublin 1.

The Solidarity dinners have proved a great success so far in bringing people together.  It is an opportunity to have some tasty food from diverse cultures but also to get to know people from different backgrounds.  The dinners are open to all including children, if accompanied.  Continue reading

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Roy Keane Presents Young People with ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ Awards

Football legend Roy Keane, Integration Minister David Stanton and the Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Guss O’Connell, presented awards today (02.05.17) to young people who developed creative ways to tackle racism.

– The annual Show Racism the Red Card awards ceremony Tuesday, 2nd May, at 11.45am at Tallaght Stadium, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24. Pictured from left: Laya Susansabu, Andrew Tran, David Stanton TD, Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality,Chantelle Doyle, Roy Keane, Huimi Roy.

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Mercy Secondary fight against racism

Teacher, Maria Cribben explains what went on behind the entry from the Transition Year group from Mercy Secondary in Ballymahon.

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Creative Competition 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Awards Showcase to conclude the Show Racism the Red Card Creative Competition will take place at Tallaght Stadium, Tuesday 2nd May 2017.

32 schools & youth services will be attending on the day and they will be joined by special guests including Ireland coach Roy Keane.

Check out www.youtube.com/theredcardire www.facebook.com/srtrcireland for some of the entries submitted.  Written entries here http://theredcard.ie/2017/04/10/writing-from-creative-competitino-2017/#more-3379

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Visual entries to Creative Competition 2017

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Writing from Creative Competition 2017

We are pleased to bring you a sample of written entries to the Show Racism the Red Card Creative Competition 2017.

Also, we are delighted to announce that the Awards Showcase will take place at Tallaght Stadium at 11:45am- 1:30pm.   Our special guest is Ireland coach, Roy Keane and Minister of State David Stanton will present prizes.  Mayor of South County Dublin Guss O’ Connell will speak to welcome all attending.

The written entries below are from students in St Senans National School, Pobalscoil Inbhir Sceine, Eureka Secondary School, Colaiste Chill Mhantáin, Mount Sackville Secondary and St Augustines College.

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Shock as underage game abandoned amid allegations of racism

News that an under 12s game was abandoned after adult ‘supporters’ allegedly hurled racist abuse at players who happened to be from traveller backgrounds, is shocking.   Continue reading

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Helping teachers tackle racism through training

462 people have taken our online training.
In October and November 2016, our Education Development Worker Sara Hakim delivered Anti Racism training workshops to over 500 student teachers from St Pats DCU, Marino Institute of Education, Mary Immaculate College and also to Freobel College at NUI Maynooth.

Many of the students have taken the online teacher training course at http://training.theredcard.ie

The course takes the learner through:

  • What is racism
  • How it happens
  • How it impacts
  • How to respond
  • Activities teachers or other educators can deliver in the classroom or PE hall to promote anti racism learning

It concludes with the learner writing their own statement about what they have learnt. During the course, they are encourage to keep notes, so as to ensure a good learning experience.  Below is just a flavour of the feedback we have received from the student teachers. Continue reading

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Erasmus + supports Show Racism the Red Card international

Show Racism the Red Card Ireland met with international partners from 7 different countries in Helsinki this week.  The meeting took place as part of a partnership funded by the European Union Erasmus + programme, which is administered by Leargas in Ireland.

The partnership is a strategic partnership led by Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC) Ireland and involves SRTRC UK, RodeKaart Netherlands and the Players Unions of Denmark and Finland.  We were also joined by the anti racism education projects of the player unions from Norway and Iceland and supported by the World Players Association- FIFPro. Continue reading

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Club Welcome for Refugees

Last July, we received funding to roll out a pilot project we have entitled as ‘Club Welcome’, which is aimed at increasing participation in sport on the part of those from refugee/ asylum seeker backgrounds.

Club Welcome promotion poster

To date, we have clubs in Dublin, Laois, Limerick, Sligo and Westmeatn participating and each are at different stages. Initially, we established a stakeholder group to advise us on how best to engage in the programme. Attending the meeting were representatives from sports governing bodies, local sports partnerships and refugee groups too. Arising from this meeting, a rough plan of engagement was developed to oversee the implementation of the programme.

In response to the circulation of the poster promoting the programme, we received expression of interest forms and informal inquiries from accommodation centres, people working with asylum seekers and from asylum seekers themselves.

We then met with clubs and potential participants in each location, Athlone, Clonakilty, Clondalkin, Laois and Sligo to discuss how the programme would work in each area. Each programme has a different plan because clubs are different and the accommodation centres are different. Some have large numbers of children such as Clondalkin and Athlone, while others have only adults such as Clonkilty and Emo in Co Laois, while Sligo have a mix of adult and children asylum seekers.

The club welcome programme is designed to recognise and award clubs for good practice in including refugees/ asylum seekers in their activities. It is envisaged that like the Green flag for schools, which awards schools who do things for the environment, the club welcome plaque will be presented at the conclusion of the club’s activities with refugees/ asylum seekers.

As part of the programme, we are allocating funds for each of the participating clubs to implement their activities. Finance for the clubs is important we believe because finance is a crucial barrier to participation in sport.

Pictured below are residents of the Towers Accommodation Centre, Clondalkin attending the Boot Road Celtic FC underage academy.


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