Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) is an anti-racism education charity.
It uses interactive, anti-racism education workshops to engage young people and adults.
Participants are encouraged to reflect on their own prejudices, reflect on them and, in turn, to consider an alternative view.
The ultimate aims of the charity are to:
- Reduce incidents of racism;
- Increase reporting of racist incidents;
- Reduce anger and prejudice aimed at minority communities;
- Encourage the rejection of racist attitudes.
This project will cover the following elements:
Anti-Racism Education in School
Young people across Cleveland’s primary, secondary and further education establishments will receive anti-racism education.
This will include delivery of anti-racism and myth-busting workshops which are classroom based (a minimum of 2 hours. Workshops will run alongside fun and fitness sessions relating to themes of inequality and team building, delivered by an ex-professional footballer. They will be delivered to young people from Year Five upwards.
Participants will be provided with anti-racism resources including an anti-racism magazine, action postcards, football team posters of their choice featuring the Cleveland PCC’s logo and handouts explaining terminology and how to challenge racism.
Outputs: 27 Primary Schools, 3 Secondary Schools.
Counter Terrorism and Prevention of Violent Extremism Teacher Training Conferences:
Feedback from teachers is often that they need support in order to have conversations about terrorism or extremism, especially since the introduction of Prevent as a statutory duty for schools.
The project will hold 3 education practitioner conferences where delegates have the opportunity to spend the whole day building confidence.
Any professional who has a role working with young people will be able to attend these conferences, including probation workers, youth offending workers, teachers, teaching assistants and lunch time supervisors. The conference will reflect the breadth of services the Prevent Duty covers but also promote good practice in knowing that every professional has a duty to prevent violent extremism, not only the most senior professionals.
Outputs: 3 x 6 ½ hour Education Practitioners conferences with 50 participants at each.
Pilot Police Force Anti-Racism Training:
Members of staff working for the police force and Police Officers themselves play a pivotal role in our communities and provide an excellent service. It is important that these public servants are at the forefront of the promotion of equality, that they are themselves tackling internal prejudices which every human is subject to, that they enjoy a safe and non-judgemental environment to explore issues relating to ethnicity and are allowed to ask questions without fear of judgement to improve their professionalism and the service they deliver.
Outputs: A 6 ½ hour training programme for 30 participants. Decision 48-2016: Show Racism the Red Card