City in the Community teamed up with Show Racism the Red Card to host an anti-racist educational event for local school pupils at the home of Manchester City FC.
[Pictured: Jason Beckford; Alex Williams; Earl Barrett]
Show Racism the Red Card were delighted to be in Manchester to launch their brand new
Following the poster launch, the young people took part in an educational workshop, with a positive anti-racist and World Cup theme. This was led by Leroy Rosenior, former West Ham United and Fulham player and SRtRC education worker.
The young people then viewed the Show Racism the Red Card film, featuring some of the game’s greatest players: Thierry Henry, Samuel Eto’o, Lilian Thuram, Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand and Didier Drogba. They all talk about their experiences of racism and offer advice on how to deal with, and combat, racism whenever it occurs.
Former Professional footballers were among the special guest panellists, who answered questions on racism posed by the local school pupils at the event. Joining Leroy on the panel were former
The SRtRC campaign holds around 40 education events with football clubs each season, using the high profile of professional footballers to talk to young people about racism, both in sport and society.
Ged Grebby, Show Racism the Red Card’s Chief Executive, said:
“To continue our programme of educational events and the World Cup poster launches with Manchester City FC is fantastic. At Show Racism the Red Card we are delighted that City in the Community and Manchester City FC are supporting our work in this way. I know the young people who are attending from Primary Schools in the locality really enjoyed the day.”
“This kind of event is ideal for addressing the subject of racism; we have organised an event that is both educational and fun. The World Cup offers an excellent opportunity for young people and adults to learn about the different nations competing. We are confident that the anti-racist message presented on the day will further illustrate the club’s commitment to tackling racism through education and will help show young people from the area that there is no room for racism in
SRtRC would like to thank Gavin Makel from City in the Community for making this event possible. We would also like to thank Cllr Sue Murphy and Cllr Mike Amesbury from Manchester City Council for their attendance and support.