January news from Show Racism the Red Card

Newsletter January 2013

Anti Racism Creative Competition The Show Racism the Red Card Creative Competition is now in its fourth year and participation is rising year on year.  With more than one month to go before the March 1st deadline, we have 125 schools and youth services registered to participate in the programme.Entries can be by group or individual and using Written, Visual or Audio-visual means to produce a piece on the anti-racism theme.   Check out our youtube link from our home page to see audio-visual entries from previous years or get more information on the competition page.  If you have not yet registered your group, you can do so on the link below. www.theredcard.ie/competition.php New DVD and online education resources from Show Racism the Red CardWe are delighted that we will shortly be launching our new DVD education pack, which is our first update of this resource since the previous pack launched in 2008.  The new DVD features top stars of Irish sport and young people relating their views on racism in society and their thoughts on how to respond.Among the players featuring on the new DVD are Ireland soccer stars Simon Cox, James Mc Carthy, Seamus Coleman, Sean St Ledger, Darren Randolph and David Meyler and from the Ireland Under 19s women’s team Rihanna Jarrett and FAI Cup Final Referee Neil Doyle.  From GAA, we have Dessie Farrell of the Gaelic P layers Association, Barry Cahill and Cliodhna O’ Connor of the Dublin Men and Women’s Senior Football teams. We also have an indepth interview with rising star from Wexford hurling and football Lee Chin, who relates his experiences of racism, while Ireland and Leinster legend Sean O’ Brien makes an appearance too.The DVD features strong contributions from teacher Ms Mc Monagle and pupils from St Eunan’s National School in Raphoe who tell the story of how they made the winning entry to the 2012 Creative Competition, while young people  from Adamstown Community College and Blakestown Community School related practical examples of their experiences of racism and its impact.Anti Racism Online course To support use of the education pack and to raise awareness within soccer, we are devising two online courses which will be accessible on our website.  The course will be short and completion of the course will enable the user to get a free DVD education pack.School visitsIt is a busy time of year and that means we are getting out to schools every week.  Recently we have been to Ardee ETNS, Balrothery NS, Chanel College, Inver College, Mullingar ETNS, Galway ETNS, St Dominics Ballyfermot, Scoil Santáin NS, , De la Salle Churchtown, Scoil Choilm, St Matthews Ballymahon Co Longford, Scoil Naomh Brid Celbridge and Greenhills College Walkinstown.If you would like us to deliver a workshop in your school, get in contact through our details below.Intercultural Summer CampWe will be hosting our fourth annual intercultural Summer Camp in Donegal this year most likely in August.  If you are interested in sending your child  or in the camp as a volunteer opportunity , please check out details on the camp page. www.theredcard.ie/camp.phpStand Up Against RacismWe hosted our first Stand Up Against Racism gig at 4 Dame Lane venue on November 22nd.  We were thrilled with the acts and the laughs they gave the audience.  Steve Cummins was the MC and David Mc Savage (Savage Eye) and Karl Spain were our headline acts.Upcoming eventsWe would like to thank the Deputy Chief of Mission John Hennessey Niland at the US embassy who is hosting a special preview screening, on Tuesday 5th February, of the new Show Racism the Red Card DVD.  The event will also serve to launch the Business Friends of Show Racism the Red Card programme to US companies with a base in Ireland.During UN Anti Racism week around March 21st, we will be hosting the formal public launch of our DVD pack with new online teaching resources.On April 9th, we will be hosting the Show Racism the Red Card Creative Competition Awards Showcase exhibitionOther events will include local launches of the education resources in both Donegal and Wexford and because of the increased number of participants in our Creative Competition from Cork, we hope to host an exhibition there too.Show Racism the Red Card, Integration Centre, 20 Mountjoy Square East, Dublin 1 01 6453096info@theredcard.ie 

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