Countering Contemporary Racism - South West Conference
Friday, 20 September 2013 from 09:00 to 16:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Show Racism the Red Card is a leading anti-racism educational charity with extensive experience of delivering race equality training. These FREE events are aimed at school teachers, leaders and educators across all key stages. All delegates will receive a goody bag of Show Racism the Red Card’s educational resources.
This training day will equip you to confidently engage with young people on the issues of racism and
Islamophobia, enabling them to grow up free from the burdens of prejudice and hate. Young people are
confronted with prejudicial influences from a variety of sources.
Schools are uniquely placed to counter this by providing young people with knowledge and skills to help them identify, resist & combat racism when they meet it. Young people are developing their value systems; it is during these formative years that discriminatory attitudes be most readily challenged and prevented.
This training aims to:
• raise awareness of issues of racism and the impacts on young people
• enable delegates to recognise racism and respond to racist incidents
• inform delegates of the structure and messages of contemporary far right social movements
• empower delegates to challenge racist and Islamophobic myths
• equip delegates with knowledge and resources to educate young people, enabling them to reject messages of prejudice and hate.
There will be a carousel of interactive workshops on the themes of educating against racism & prejudice and responding to racist incidents.
Key note speakers from the NUT and Northampton University will address the challenges we face in combating racism and inform delegates of the structure and messages of contemporary far right social movements.
Delegates will also have the opportunity to raise their own concerns and have these addressed.
When & Where
Show Racism the Red Card
Show Racism the Red Card is the UK’s anti-racism educational charity and was established in January 1996. The organisation utilises the high-profile status of football and football players to help tackle racism in society. The majority of the campaign’s output is the delivery of education to young people and adults in their schools, their workplaces and at events held in football stadiums. Across Britain, Show Racism the Red Card delivers training to more than 50,000 individuals per year.
In addition to the direct education of young people and adults, Show Racism the Red Card produces resources which help promote a message of understanding. Films featuring professional football players such as Thierry Henry, Samuel Eto’o and Ryan Giggs address a range of issues surrounding racism. The films help teachers and other training professionals to deliver training in their schools and workplaces. Each of the films is accompanied by an education pack containing lesson plans and activities for all ages.
Show Racism the Red Card works extensively across Great Britain and has offices in North East England, East England (also covering South East England and London), Scotland (Glasgow) and Wales (Cardiff). In Scotland and Wales, the campaign also focuses on tackling racism within professional and grass-roots football.