Anti racism charity will present overview of campaign and education work before supporters from the world of comedy take to the stage.
Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) will present a showcase of the campaign’s anti-racism education work as part of a special celebration taken place at the London Assembly on Thursday 11th September.
The event will be hosted by Assembly member Murad Qureshi and comedian Ava Vidal at London’s Living Room, City Hall.
Beginning with a drinks reception, the event will include a key note address from Len McCluskey, General Secretary of Unite the Union, a passionate and long-term supporter of Show Racism the Red Card, as well as a second speech from a special guest to be announced closer to the event.
Mark Elliot, Development Manager for Millwall for All will speak about what it means to work in partnership with SRtRC, whilst Education Workers Osei Sankofa and Manisha Tailor will discuss their experiences of the classroom and the impact of anti-racism education in schools.
SRtRC have also invited a group of young people to present on the work they have produced through contact with the campaign.
Finally, Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union for Teachers (NUT) will summarise and provide a perspective on the work of SRtRC on behalf of the union who have been a driving force behind the charities work in schools.
The tone of the evening will then change, with compare Ava Vidal inviting a number of high profile comedians to entertain guests in a revival of the successful ‘Stand Up Against Racism’ collective.
Showing their support for SRtRC will be long term supporters Ava Vidal and Patrick Monahan, as well as actor and comedian Prince Abdi and Marlon Davis.
Show Racism the Red Card is grateful to Murad Qureshi for hosting and to all campaign supporters and friends for agreeing to take part and give up their time. Refreshments on the night will be generously provided by Kingfisher Larger.