Anti-racism education charity hold fringe meeting on ‘Challenging Racism in the Workplace’ and provide resources and merchandise.
“Great meeting at #gmbc14 every branch should affiliate and support important campaign. SHOW RACISM THE RED CARD!”
GMB Congress 2014 delegate
The GMB Congress 2014 was held in the Capital FM Arena, Nottingham between Sunday 8 June to Thursday 12 June 2014. Show Racism the Red Card where in attendance throughout, providing a stall featuring the organisations educational resources, as well as the ever-popular football club posters and the newly released England World Cup poster.
In total, 12 boxes of resources were distributed including 1,500 England World Cup posters, 1,500 Football Club and 220 magazines/ goody bags; made a total of £258 worth of sales.
On Wednesday afternoon, the charity held a fringe meeting to help delegates find out more about the organisation and the fight to challenge racism. The meeting was chaired by campaign worker Jason Webber, and featured Reuben Greenwood of meeting sponsors Thompson Solicitors and and Sarah Lee of Nottinghamshire Council as well as from Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card who spoke about the campaign’s priorities.
Former Middlesbrough FC player Chris Freestone spoke to delegates about his personal experiences of racism, both within the game and within society, and the meeting closed with a call of further trade union support for initiatives to help tackle racism.
A number of delegates took to Twitter to show their support for the campaign, including a first time delegate who said that they were “feeling at home with GMB diverse family”. Another praised the charity saying “Great meeting at #gmbc14 every branch should affiliate and support important campaign. SHOW RACISM THE RED CARD!”
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of SRtRC said Thanks to the GMB for providing us with a stall for their Annual Conference in Nottingham. The stall was extremely busy with our club posters and England World Cup poster proving very popular.”
“It is great to be involved with a trade union that has been a long term supporter of the work of Show Racism the Red Card.”