Minister David Stanton to celebrate Show Racism the Red Card’s Inaugural Wear Red DayMinister of State for Justice with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton TD, will be attending a special event at Midleton Educate Together School, Midleton, Co Cork to mark Show Racism the Red Card’s inaugural Wear Red Day. The Minister will be attending the school at 11am Friday, 25th November to mark the occasion. Pictured: Castaheany Educate Together hosted their Wear Red Day one week early last Friday. As well as wearing red, the school collected donations for Show Racism the Red Card. They made red themed pizzas and also hosted a school assembly attended by our Mascot Jeff the Ref on the theme of Respect.Show Racism the Red Card has been encouraging schools, businesses and community organisations to wear red on Friday to help raise much needed funds for the charity. All funds raised through Wear Red Day will be used by Show Racism the Red Card to continue to challenge racism through providing education resources, programmes and intercultural activities which support integration.Show Racism the Red Card will be delivering a presentation on tackling racism at Midleton Educate Together, with the students decked out in red to support Wear Red Day. Commenting in advance of Friday’s event, Garrett Mullan, Coordinator of Show Racism the Red Card, said: “Forty-six per cent of teachers say they have witnessed racism in the classroom, so by holding Wear Red Day we’re highlighting the need for racism to continue to be tackled in schoolyards and playgrounds all over Ireland and for integration to be promoted. We’re delighted with the response to our first Wear Red Day and hope it will become a staple in calendars throughout Ireland in years to come.”Also commenting in advance of Friday, Minister of State for Justice with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton TD, said: “I’m delighted to be supporting this very important initiative by Show Racism the Red Card. With Ireland becoming an increasingly multicultural society it is of utmost importance that integration is promoted at all levels, and I’m particularly delighted to see a Cork school in my own constituency coming on board to celebrate Wear Red Day.”Show Racism the Red Card are encouraging participants to share their activities on social media using the hashtag #WRD16.For further information on the initiative, please visit http://www.theredcard.ie/.
With support of the EU Erasmus + programme, Show Racism the Red Card is leading a partnership which aims to train teachers and other educators in delivering the anti-racism message.The workshop will enhance understanding of racism and help develop capacity to challenge racism. The workshop will share activities that educators can use with young people which help promote understanding.Our next training workshop is on:Tuesday 15th November 5-7pm in the Carmichael CentreNorth Brunswick Street, Dublin 7 Continue reading
The number of grassroots clubs involved in taking action during the Football Against Racism in Europe fortnight (FARE) has more than doubled this year. 44 grassroots sent back expressions of interest forms to Show Racism the Red Card. In addition, there was an increase in the number of schools visited by the FAI this year to promote the anti-racism message.Below are some of the pictures we are have received so far. More are to come as the fortnight of action continues until 20th October. Some of the clubs got other clubs to join them in their activities to mark the FARE Fortnight.Activities included a champions league style handshake at the start of the game with an exchange of the Show Racism the Red Card wristbands. Participating clubs also used the SRTRC cards for photocalls and shared on their own websites and social media. Continue reading
Help us tackle racism!It’s a busy time for us at Show Racism the Red Card. We have a lot of school visits and also workshops with trainee teachers coming up. We want you to help us tackle racism. If you are not involved in Football fortnight against racism, then you can help raise funds through our Wear Red Day or spread the message with our Creative Competition.Football Against Racism in Europe 6-20th October In addition, we are also in the middle of the Football Against Racism in Europe Fortnight of Action 6th – 20th October. We have 45 grassroots clubs taking part in SRTRC actions. Also, Development Officers from the FAI are taking the SRTRC message to a 120 schools around Ireland. Between schools and clubs, we are delivering the anti racism message to over 8,000 young people in just two weeks.
Wear Red DayShow Racism the Red Card Wear Red Day is on Friday 25th November. In school, college, work or wherever you are, we are inviting you to Wear Red on this day. The aim is to raise awareness and much needed funds to help the work of Show Racism the Red Card.You can register online for a fundraising pack at www.theredcard.ie/wearredday.phpThe fundraising pack will include leaflets, red cards, posters, stickers, template press releases and more.
Anti Racism Creative Competition 2017 We are now open for registration to participate in the 8th annual anti racism Creative Competition of Show Racism the Red Card. Once a teacher/ youth worker registers, we send our DVD education pack for free. The education pack helps with the teaching of anti-racism. Also, SRTRC can come to the school or youth service involved to deliver a workshop to help develop understanding. Once young people have engaged in anti racism education, they are then invited to produce their won anti-racism action or creation.To get involved, a teacher/ youth worker needs to register here www.theredcard.ie/competition.php
EDUCATION WORKSHOPS AND AMBASSADORS PROGRAMME –Show Racism the Red Card deliver interactive anti-racism workshops to schools, Youthreach programmes and youth groups in venues up and down the country. We work predominantly with ages 10-15 years but can tailor our workshop to meet the needs of other groups too.Our workshops involve learning around: – What is racism? – Where does racism come from? – How does racism happen? – Racism and its consequences and – Responding to racism. Workshops encourage participants to think critically and challenge what they see and hear from other sources.Our ‘Ambassador Sessions’ involve a combination of both the education workshop and fun coaching activities led by one of our sporting ambassadors and concludes with a quiz and visit from our mascot ‘Jeff the Ref’.Griffith Barracks ETNS – ‘It was pitched really well for their age group and the children loved the team building and coaching games. We will certainly recommend to other schools’ Contact us to book a workshop/ ambassador firstname.lastname@example.org Continue reading
It is FARE fortnight from 6th – 20th October. FARE is Football Against Racism in Europe. From the grassroots and schools levels to national league, international and Champions League, across UEFA affiliates, action will be taken against racism. Continue reading
A new online platform has been launched to facilitate fundraising. It is called Altruism Ireland. Only registered charities can be the beneficiaries, which is different from other fundraising websites. Also, altruism do not take a commission on donations, unlike other websites, and Altruism Ireland is a charity itself. Continue reading