Show Racism the Red Card took part in the annual Gypsy, Roma and Traveller history month event at St David’s Hall on Monday.
We are delighted to be a regular feature of this annual event. It does such a great job in highlighting the positive contribution GRT youngsters have on life in Wales and does so much to dispel the numerous negative stereotypes out there.
Simon Richards, Education Manager Show Racism the Red Card
The full day event, run by the Romani Cultural & Arts Company, showcased the positive and invaluable contribution that GRT youngsters have on Welsh life and culture.
There were performances on the main stage in the 5,000 seater auditorium from Street dancing world champion Daniel Flyn, the Shirenewton Dance troupe and a number of local primary schools. Alongside the energetic displays there were a number of informative key speeches from Politicans and well respected educationalists.
Show Racism the Red Card ran a very popular stall at the event as well as delivering a workshop in the afternoon.
The workshop was rather different to anything the Welsh Office had done before. Due to the nature of the event we ran a press conference, with the hope of empowering young people to feel comfortable asking questions about racism both in sport and society. Christian played the role of England Manager for the hour, answering a number of well thought out and in depth questions from the sizeable audience.
Prizes were given for the best questions asked, with two youngsters getting their hands on Cardiff City tickets for next season.
Our charity also sit on the Advisory Committee for the History Month.
We were delighted to be part of such a positive event and look forward to re-newing our partnership for next year’s event.