Public sector trade union hosting launch of education pack
“UNISON has been working with Show Racism the Red Card for many years. As a trade union we take the issues of campaigning against the politics of racism and division very seriously. UNISON members are actively involved in taking a positive message of the value of recognising diversity in our workplaces and communities."
Clare Williams, UNISON Regional Convenor
UNISON, the public sector trade union, is proud to be holding the launch of the latest educational pack from Show Racism the Red Card entitled “No Place for Hate”.
The launch will take place on Thursday 23rd May at UNISON Regional Office, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
The resource has been funded by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and NUT, is aimed at teachers and youth leaders and is packed full of information and activities designed to:
- Educate young people about the dangers of racism and how it can lead to extreme behaviours
- Explore what makes a person susceptible to racist or extreme thoughts, behaviours and actions
- Highlight the dangers of becoming involved with far-right groups and engaging in extremist behaviour
- Help young people to think more critically about the information they receive in order to help them reject racism, prejudice and approaches from far-right groups.
Clare Williams, UNISON Regional Convenor, said, “UNISON has been working with Show Racism the Red Card for many years. As a trade union we take the issues of campaigning against the politics of racism and division very seriously. UNISON members are actively involved in taking a positive message of the value of recognising diversity in our workplaces and communities . UNISON is also promoting an alternative economic and political alternative to that of the Government, and one which is about recognising the vital role of public services and the need to have diverse workforces to deliver some of these services.
"We want to be part of communities that are diverse and inclusive, free from bigotry and prejudice. UNISON values the partnership working that we do with Show Racism the Red Card, and especially the work that they do in schools in challenging prejudice and tackling racist attitudes at an early age.”
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive, Show Racism the Red Card, said, “For a number of years we have been working with schools across the region to challenge racism at its inception. We really see that we can make a difference through engaging directly with children and giving them the confidence to recognise and challenge racism in their everyday lives. With the rise of far right groups targeting young people,
"Show Racism the Red Card felt that it was necessary to produce an educational tool for schools to tackle this issue. ‘No Place for Hate’ is a practical toolkit that allows schools to promote diversity and multiculturalism while responding to far right groups who are aiming to attract young people directly and through social media. While our work with schools continues the toolkit is a means of having materials that schools can use themselves.”
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