March Newsletter 2013

Newsletter  March 2013Contents

  1. 1. Creative Competition Awards
  2. 2. New DVD and Education Resources
  3. 3. Launch events
  4. 4. Intercultural Summer Camp
  5. 5. Upcoming events

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.The awards presentation takes place on Wednesday 10th April at 1pm at the AVIVA stadium in Dublin.  140 schools and youth services participated in the programme this year. Ireland soccer legend Kevin Kilbane will be among those from Scoil Naomh Brid with their mosaic entry to the competition.  It features Adam (&Eve) through 20 faces of different nationalities.  The message is we are the same underneath.Order new DVD education pack from Show Racism the Red Card- €30 donationThe new DVD and education pack is now available to order.  To help support our work, we are asking for a donation to receive the pack.We spent six months filming footage, interviewing and writing, compiling and designing a high quality easy to use resource.The resource is packed full of activities which can be used in the classroom or learning environment.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  also feature.In addition to the pack, there are also downloadable activities which can support classroom learning.  These activities are downloadable from Racism Online course to launchTo 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.Irish language resources to launch With support from An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta, we are near completion with the production of Irish language resources including the DVD, education pack and a website with downloadable activities.  Regional events- Cork, Donegal and DublinOn March 14th, we hosted together with Donegal Sports Partnership and Finn Harps FC the Donegal launch of the new education pack.As well as St. Eunan’s NS in Raphoe, pupils from schools from Ardara attended the event as well as Ulster Rugby stars Chris Henry and Andrew Macklin, Finn Harps FC Manager Peter Hutton, Karen Guthrie Donegal Ladies GAA Star and Cllr Michael Mc Bride representing Donegal County Council.A successful launch was also held at City Hall in Cork with Deputy Mayor Councillor Jim Corr presiding.  Attending were young people from Ballincollig Youthreach, Glen Youthreach, Middleton Educate Together and Maria Immaculata Community College. In Dublin at Croke Park, pupils from Adamstown Community College and Blakestown Community School were joined by Ireland internationals Ciaran Clarke and Jeff Hendrick as well as Dessie Farrell and Barry Cahill of the Gaelic Players Association.  Director of the GAA Paraic Duffy said ‘there is no place for racism in the GAA’.Coverage of this launch was carried in the Irish Mirror, Irish Times, The Journal and other media.Intercultural Summer CampWe have taken delivery of brochures for our 2013 Intercultural Summer Camp.  We hope that it will be the best ever.We have already volunteer applications internationally from Russia, Georgia and Spain.  We are now recruiting for Irish based volunteers to make up our compliment.If you are interested in sending your child or in the camp as a volunteer opportunity , please check out details on the camp page. well as the awards ceremony at the AVIVA stadium, we are also planning to launch the DVD in Wexford.  Among those from Wexford who feature in our new DVD are Wexford Youths and Ireland U19’s Rihanna Jarrett and Dualstar Lee Chin.We will also be hosting training for trainer sessions with people who may use the pack.  We want to build up a community of users of our educational resource.  The training will give participants the knowledge and competence to deliver activities within the education pack.  Please subscribe to our newsletter to get information about this course.We are still hard at work to complete the production of our education resources.  The next stage is the launch of our online course.  There will be two courses available from our website.  One will be targeted to those involved in FAI affiliates, and it aims to raise awareness of racism and how to respond to it within sport.The second course is to be made available to teachers, youth workers and those in education.  This course aims to raise awareness of what is racism and how to respond but also how to deliver activities to educate young people about racism.Jeff the RefJeff the Ref has been travelling with us to Donegal, Cork and Dublin.  He has also visited schools and youth services to support their work in promoting good relations and to Show Racism the Red Card.  Contact us if you want Jeff to be at your school or event.Show Racism the Red Card, Integration Centre, 20 Mountjoy Square East, Dublin 1 01  

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