This year’s Show Racism the Red Card event takes place between 19th and 21st October at Leith Community Centre.
Pilmeny Youth Centre have organised a three-day multi-cultural and anti-racism project as part of the Fortnight of Action. The events will encompass FREE 5-a-side football matches and arts projects, this is open to local youth agencies working with young people in the Leith area.
The ‘Finals’ night takes place on the 21st, when Scottish Justice Minister Kenny MacAskill will be handing out the silverware. Ex-Hibernian player Mickey Weir will there to represent Show Racism The Red Card and show support for the project.
“Last year’s event was a great success,” says Callum Gibson, “On Finals night the pitch and floodlights are set up outside Lidl and Poundstretcher in the Kirkgate, it provides quite a spectacle!” He goes on to say, “We are trying to demonstrate that Racism Awareness is on the Youth Work agenda. The event has increased in size and popularity over the four years we have been organising it. This year is going to be bigger that ever.”
Brian Maughan, one of the leading lights behind the campaign, tells us that Mr MacAskill will address the participants and guests before presenting the awards. To find out more on this subject check out www.pilmeny.co.uk
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