March Newsletter

  1. UN Anti racism day Gaelforce
  2.  Oisin Fagan’s skipathon challenge
  3. Creative Competition
  4. Education work
  5. Media profile
  6. Intercultural summer camp
  7. Volunteer opportunities
  8. International Show Racism the Red Card Dublin conference
  9. Irish EURO 2012 Fans embassy to be co-ordinated by SRTRC

Mark UN Anti Racism Day March 21st 2012

TD’s and Senators unite for a game of 5 aside with staff from the embassies.  12-1:30pm at Irishtown stadium in Ringsend.  Staff from the Polish, Ukrainian, Lithuanian and US embassies will join TD’s and Senators from Fianna Fail, Fine Gael, Labour, Sinn Fein and ULA in a fun game to demonstrate that sport has the power to bring people together and it should be used to Show Racism the Red Card.

The ‘Gaelforce’ 10,000 revs per hour  challenge

Meet Jeff the Ref too! Jeff will be on Grafton Street on Thursday 22nd March, between 4-6pm at the St Stephen’s Green end of Grafton Street,  in support of ’Gaelforce’ Oisin Fagan’s Skipathon in support of the Intercultural Summer Camp of Show Racism the Red Card.  Oisin is in training to fight for the All – Ireland Welterweight title and as part of the training, he will drill 10,000 skips in one hour (170skips a minute) on the pavement of Grafton Street.  We will have extra ropes so you can try and keep up with the Gaelforce!   If you can’t skip, come down and help out or make a donation at

Creative Competition

We extended the deadline for entries to the Creative Competition to March 23rd, so as to allow schools and youth services do something to mark UN Anti Racism Day on Wednesday March 21st.  You can see some of the audiovisual entries on our youtube page- just follow the link from our website.  120 schools and youth services from 24 counties registered to participate.

We are excited and look forward to the showcase exhibition at the AVIVA stadium where President of Ireland Michael D Higgins will give an opening speech.

Go to our website and get your school/ youth service registered to participate now.  Be in with a chance to win fantastic prizes for your school / youth service and the chance to talk to the president about your work.

We are hoping to host a number of regional presentations involving schools and youth services who participated.

Education work

We have visited 25 schools since the start of January. In March, we have delivered workshops in St Aidan’s CBS Whitehall, St Eunans NS Raphoe, Zion NS, Marian College, Ballinteer CS, Ardee ETNS, Castaheany ETNS, Old Bawn Community School in Tallaght. 

Media Profile

Last month’s newsletter reported on our media coverage in regional newspapers and radio.  This month, we have great coverage with a two page feature in the Irish Independent and also RTE’s Elevate programme featured Bohemian’s Owen Heary talking about the Show Racism the Red Card campaign.


Volunteer Interest in Show Racism the Red Card

Our next volunteer meeting to plan the Intercultural Camp is on March 26th.  Get in contact if you want to be involved in this fun and exciting project.  Our events organising group met in February and are now planning towards a number of events which will help build the campaign.  We have also delivered a briefing to a volunteer seminar hosted  by North Dublin Volunteer Centre.  We are available to visit other services to give a briefing about the volunteer opportunities with Show Racism the Red Card.

Volunteer Opportunities

Events organiser volunteer description

Fundraising Intern. description

Summer camp volunteer description


International Conference of Show Racism the Red Card

We are delighted to host an international conference at Marino Institute of Education on 16-20th April.  It is funded by EU Youth In Action Seminar programme funds.  The conference will be a great exchange of best practice in promoting anti-racism education and intercultural activities.  We have participants travelling from similar projects in UK, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany and Romania.  We have had interest (but are not funded for ) from orgnaisations using sport to promote anti-racism in Israel, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia and Montenegro.  It would be hugely significant for Ireland to host such a conference just prior to EURO 2012 with such countries represented.  If you know of some way we can include these partipants, please get in

We have confirmed our international participants and are now working on the agenda.  Once we conclude this, we will invite registration for Irish participants. 


Ireland Fans Embassy at EURO2012

We have also been invited by Football Supporters Europe to organise a Fans Embassy for travelling Irish supporters who will descend on Poznan and Gdansk. The idea of the embassies was in response to prejudices and resulting actions affecting football supporters over the last 20 years.

Check out the Polish Guide and Pass where you can get all the information you need.

Polish Guide and Polish Pass


Show Racism the Red Card, Integration Centre, 18 Dame Street, Dublin 2  Company number 365810 Charity number- 17360

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