Show Racism the Red Card’s sixth annual Fortnight of Action takes place in Scotland from 16th - 31st October, 2009.
Show Racism the Red Card’s annual Fortnight of Action takes place in Scotland from 16th - 31st October, 2009.
This period of concerted action encourages participation from all sections of communities to celebrate diversity and tackle racism.A major aim of the Fortnight of Action is to encourage antiracist actions, events and initiatives to take place throughout the year. Many organisations begin their actions during October and run follow-up events during the year. There are other organisations including schools and community groups that look to the Fortnight of Action for ideas and inspirations.One proven way of making a difference is to act on a local level to break down barriers that lead to racist attitudes and behavior. These barriers can include:
- Racial stereotyping
- Ignorance of other cultures
- Excluding practices
- The idea that any one culture or racial group is superior to another
This year’s SRTRC Fortnight of Action will once again see top players in Scotland and Wales put aside their rivalry for the anti-racist cause. Action at games will include:
1 players ‘RED card’ action at SPL, SFL, SJFA, Scottish Cup, Youth, SWPL & SWFL games
2 players wearing SRTRC t-shirts during warm-ups, training sessions
3 anti-racist tannoy announcements
4 articles in match programmes
5 articles on club websites
6 unveiling of anti-racist stadium hoardings
7 involvement with local clubs and communities
GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL ACTION
SRTRC wants to engage with, and provide assistance to, groups who have been traditionally excluded from football as part of this year’s Fortnight of Action.
Assistance is available through the SRTRC Action Grants scheme, SRTRC resources, and red cards are available free to schools, local, amateur and junior leagues to join the pro players ‘showing racism the red card’ before kick-off.
SRTRC ACTION GRANTS
Grants are available to non-statutory organisations including community groups, schools, youth clubs, fans associations, tenants associations and other grassroots bodies that are working to engage with young people, ethnic minorities, excluded groups, football fans, and refugees and asylum seekers.
For more information on grants during the FOA please get in contact with our Scotland office here.
Fortnight of Action in Scotland downloads: