Annual Review Show Racism the Red Card 2015

horizontal_logoYou can download this document on this link Annual ReviewShow Racism the Red Card,Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7T: 00-353 (0)863927650  E: info@theredcard.ieW: www.theredcard.ieCompany number: 365810 Charity number: 17360 Contents

  • SRTRC Overview
  • Creative Competition
  • Ambassador Programme
  • SRTRC Training
  • One Race Exhibition
  • Our funding
  • SRTRC in Numbers

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 SRTRC overview The mood music in 2016 is that Ireland is out of financial crisis and that as an election approaches, we will see an end to austerity.  The economic challenges has undoubtedly added a new aspect to Ireland’s intercultural relations over recent years.  While the economy is changing, new challenges arise and in 2015 that challenge has been that of migration.  Throughout the year, we have witnessed horror after horror as hundreds of thousands flee the conflict in Syria and elsewhere.  More than 3,000 died trying to get into Europe.  While the EU resumed its sea rescue operations, some countries have literally put up bigger barriers to access Europe.  Germany expects to have taken over 1 million asylum seekers in 2015 and has not set an upper limit.  Ireland is committed to taking up to 4,000 programme refugees over the next two years.  Housing is also a challenge that needs to be addressed, as rents have increased significantly.  It is issues like housing and migration that are the backdrop for changing dynamics of how racism is experiences.There is plenty of research to show that racism is an issue in Ireland.  Education is crucial to tackling racism.  Through harnessing the profile of sports stars and through our education resources, we have developed effective tools in tackling racism.SRTRC is determined to work hard to increase our impact.  Through developing our ambassadors programme and hosting training events, we are finding new ways to spread our message.  Our funding situation has improved over that last couple of years.  No longer are we working month to month, but for the first time since hiring a full time co-ordinator in 2007, we are recruiting an additional staff member early in the new year.  Their tasks will be focused on education work with a view to delivering an increased number of workshops and training events.In the course of the year, we hope to add additional programmes to our existing programmes.  We always welcome volunteer help, so if you think you can assist us, please do get in touch. Creative CompetitionOur Creative Competition in 2015 had a record number of entries and for the first time we have had all 26 counties of the Republic of Ireland represented by those involved.  The competition challenges young people to deliver a message in written, visual and audiovisual means on the theme of Show Racism the Red Card.   There are great advantages for participants.Teachers/ Youth workers receive our DVD education pack Free once they register.  Upon registration, they have also access to our online training course to help them deliver the anti-racism education message to young people.  There is great opportunity to develop good profile for the school/ youth service as a result of participation.   The competition also provides an excellent opportunity for cross curricular and collaborative learning outcomes.Young people have the opportunity to participate in a meaningful project to a specific purpose and develop their own learning, skills and competences.  Through our partnership with the Football Association of Ireland, we are able to provide access to two tickets for an Ireland Senior international game for each school and youth service who submitted work.   All groups are invited to participate in the Awards Showcase at the AVIVA stadium and had the opportunity to see what work other young people did.  Some of those attending even had the opportunity to go on a tour of the stadium.The list of main prize-winners from the event was as follows:Overall award: St.Tiernan’s Community School, Dublin 6; this song is just an example of part of their work  Pictured is Minister for New Communities and Equality with teachers and pupils from St Tiernans Community School.pic1

  • Primary-school category:  Caherline National School, Co.Limerick

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  • Second-level category: Douglas Community School, Co.Cork

  • Youth group category: Involve Youth Service O’ Sullivan, a teacher in Maria Immaculata Community College, Dunmanway, also received a special award from the Minister for her dedication to eliminating racism. Ms O’Sullivan has entered the competition with her class group for the past four years and last year won the second level category award.Ambassadors ProgrammeWe were delighted to launch a new programme of Show Racism the Red Card at the Awards Showcase in the AVIVA stadium.  Following a period of collaboration with the Gaelic Players Association and the Professional Footballers Association of Ireland and supporters of the charity, we identified 5 ambassadors to help promote the anti-racism message.  Our Ambassadors have since attended  a training day at our offices in the Carmichael Centre and have been visiting schools in the greater Dublin area with the Show Racism the Red Card message. The format for a session in a schools usually involves a visit to two classes in parrallel sessions along the following lines:

  • Education workshop with young people; interaction on what is racism and how to respond
  • Coaching session; Boxing, GAA and Soccer
  • Show Racism the Red Card DVD & Quiz
  • Photocall with our Mascot ‘Jeff the Ref’

Email to enquire about ambassador visit possibilities.Pictured below are ambassadors Conan Byrne, Don Cowan and Eleanor Mallon at our awards  event.pic2Anti- Racism training is needed both in clubs and in learning environmentpic3It is ia challenge for a small charity to communicate a message.  This is why our training courses are so important. Training others to deliver our message can help dissemminate our message to a much wider audience than those we reach directly. Last year, we carried out an evaluation of those who undertook training with SRTRC and found that in football 44% of those involved had witnessed racism in a game in the previous year.  Of that 44%, most did not think the incident was handled appropropriately.  This is why training is important.  The more people we can reach, the stronger the impact of our message.Balrothery National School, North County DublinSt Aidans National School, TallaghtPowerstown Educate Together, Dublin 15EU flag-Erasmus+_vect_POS We also hosted the first meeting of our Erasmus + Training Partnership. This meeting was hosted in Marino Institute of Education in Dublin. It involved SRTRC Ireland and partners from Denmark, Finland, Netherlands and the United Kingdom.The aim of the programme over two years is to:-               develop European cohesion in delivering the anti-racism message-               strengthen community capacity for tackling racism through increased training-               to provide a range of materials and resources on anti-racism education which can be adapted and used in each country pic5 One Race – Human Race exhibitions 2015 saw a new initiative from Show Racism the Red Card.  Our ‘One Race- Human Race’ exhibition tour is reaching all parts of Ireland over the year.  The exhibition consists of works submitted for the Anti Racism Creative Competition from 2010- 2015.  Pictured below is Fingal County Council Mayor David O’ Connor with pupils from Castaheany Educate Together National School at the opening of the exhibition at Blanchardstown Library and also the exhibition leaflet and newsletter.pic6booklet_A4_3fold_front1 booklet_A4_3fold_inside1 newspaper_cover2 newspaper_inside2 FARE fortnight Football Against Racism in Europe fortnight of action took place in October 2015.  Actions took place all around Ireland and from grassroots levels at schools and clubs to national and international levels.SRTRC workshops took place at 62 schools and 5,000 wristbands were distributed throughout the fortnight.  Red Card actions took place at 20 grassroots club venues.  We hope to increase participation in 2016. Check out the link below for the full report.DCFC1 U16'sSt Brendans FC Tralee FundingOur funding is primarily through the Office for Promotion of Migrant Integration at the Department of Justice & Equality and also through the Support Scheme for National Organisations funded through the Department of Community, Environment & Local Government. In 2015, we also received programme funding through the EU Erasmus + programme and benefitted from donations and other support through payments for works delivered by SRTRC in 2015. SRTRC Numbers235 schools & youth services involved in Creative Competition 201562 school visits during FARE fortnight of action with FAI staff delivering SRTRC workshop3 teacher training sessions12 Ambassador visits30 other school visits333 who have registered for our online training course at training.theredcard.ie4 exhibition locationspic712,507 views on in 2015pic81611 following on Twitter @theredcardpic93428 found us on Story

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