Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) is an anti-racism education charity which looks to use anti-racism education workshops to engage young people and adults.
The charity provides workshops which are interactive, safe and non-judgemental. Participants are encouraged to reflect on their own prejudices and in turn consider an alternative view.
The ultimate aims of the charity are to:
- Reduce incidents of racism in communities
- Increase reporting of racist incidents
- Reduce anger and prejudice aimed at minority communities
- Encourage the rejection of racist attitudes
The PCC’s commissioning intentions for the financial year 2017/18 support the SRtRC project which covers the following elements:
Anti-Racism Education in School:
Young people in Cleveland’s primary, secondary and further education schools and colleges will receive anti-racism education.
This will include the delivery of anti-racism and myth-busting workshops which are classroom based (a minimum of 2 hours), alongside fun and fitness sessions which relate to themes of inequality and team building, delivered by an ex-professional footballer to young people from year 5 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: 18 Primary Schools, 3 Secondary Schools.
Football Club Events (Middlesbrough and Hartlepool)
Two SRtRC events with Cleveland’s two local football clubs, Middlesbrough FC and Hartlepool FC.
Each session will involve a group of around 100+ young people attending their local stadium to take part in a day of SRtRC anti-racism educational activities, view a screening of the Show Racism the Red Card film and take part in a Question & Answer session about racism with players from the club and other panel members.
The PCC will sit on the panel of special guests and answer questions from the young people during the Q & A session.
Outputs: 2 football club events.