Show Racism the Red Card were delighted to host an event in Oldham to mark the launch of the campaign week: “No Place for Racism in Oldham”.
Young people from primary schools in Oldham attended a Show Racism the Red Card event in partnership with Oldham Athletic FC and The Oldham Race Equality Partnership. The event, at Queen Elizabeth Hall, was opened by The Mayor and launched the “No Place for Racism” campaign week in Oldham.
The young people took part in a fun educational workshop led by Leroy Rosenior, ex-professional footballer and TV pundit. They then viewed a screening of Show Racism the Red Card’s DVD, featuring top footballers talking about their experiences of racism within football and the wider society.
Joe Jacobson and Dean Furman from The Latics attended the event and answered questions on racism from the young people. Oldham Athletic kindly donated a signed ball and family match tickets as a top prize for the best question of the day [prizewinners are pictured above].
All of the young people left with a goody bag of Show Racism the Red Card’s resources including this season’s football team poster, signed by the guest panellists.
Tariq Rafique, Manager of Oldham Race Equality Partnership says:
“Oldham is proud of its social diversity, multi-ethnicity and culturally rich society. The mixture of people with different backgrounds, cultures and beliefs adds depth and breadth to our communities. This campaign is all about promoting a cohesive and united Oldham and saying no to racism.”
‘No Place for Racism’ week in Oldham consists of a number of activities in Oldham schools. To find out more, look out for an information stand in the Spindles shopping centre from Monday 22nd March to Friday 26th March.
Photo credit: Oldham Evening Chronicle