Shortlisted for Award

Show Racism the Red Card shortlisted for an award The Show Racism the Red Card DVD has been shortlisted for an award nominated from among more than 270 projects, organisations and individuals from around the country.  The DVD features top sports stars relating their experiences and views to convey a powerful anti-racism education message.  The DVD has a powerful effect. The project has been nominated for an award among in the Visual Media category.  The Show Racism the Red Card education project produced the DVD with Paradise Pictures.  The DVD The education pack produced by Show Racism the Red Card was part funded by the FAI as part of their Intercultural programme. It is applicable to the CSPE and Transition Year curricula.  The education pack includes a 17 minute DVD which can be viewed in six sections   1. What is racism?  2. Action against Racism (school) 3. Action against Racism (sport) 4. Racism and its consequences 5. Do’s and Don’t’s in responding to racism 6. Living in and Integrated Ireland In the first section, viewers are introduced to the idea of racism and definitions given by players  including Sean Og O hAilpin, Kevin Kilbane and Drogheda United’s Eamon Zayed give their views based on their experience alongside that of young people who feature throughout the DVD. It is presented by RTE’s Aidan Power. The second section highlights an example of good practice in how young people and their teachers in a Balbriggan school worked together to address the issue of racism.  Section three covers the experience of professional footballers who faced racist abuse when they played both abroad and in Ireland, while also emphasising how the clubs responded with appropriate measures.   While the latter three sections deal with responding to racism appropriately and supporting integration activities. The DVD is highly engaging and conveys a powerful anti-racism message.  It is structured to provide for active learning and project based work.    The DVD Education pack is used as part of the school curriculum and is particularly applicable to CSPE and Transition Year.  The City of Dublin VEC Examining Board are using the DVD as part of the Mock Leaving Certificate Applied.  MAMA AwardsGer Gilroy, presenter of Newstalk 106-108’s Breakfast Show, and Shalini Sinha, broadcaster and commentator are the co-hosts of the 2008 Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (MAMA) which will be held in the Abbey Theatre on November 27th. The MAMAs, now in their seventh year and sponsored by the Iris O’Brien Foundation ad the National Action Plan Against Racism (NPAR), recognize the people, groups, companies, institutions and media platforms that promote diversity and multiculturalism in Ireland.

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