Charity undertaking interviews with current professional footballers who will use their role model status to help educate young people about the dangers of racism
Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) have begun updating the campaign’s central anti racism education film by interviewing current professional footballers keen to share their experiences and advice on the subject of racism.
The current version of the film and the associated education pack which features a wide range of auditory, visual and kinaesthetic activities to engage all learners, were developed and published in 2012, and the ongoing update comes as a response to the constant evolution of racism within society.
Throughout the anti racism education charity’s 18 year history, SRtRC have used the profile and role model status of professional footballers to help engage young people in safe and non-judgmental discussions about racism and prejudice.
Thanks to sponsorship from Unite the Union and the National Union of Teachers, filming for the updated anti-racism education film has begun; starting with interviews conducted last week with West Ham United players Carlton Cole and Matt Jarvis. SRtRC aim’s to work in partnership with football clubs throughout the UK in the coming months to interview some of the top players about the issue of racism.
Topics which we will be examined by the updated film include:
• Experiences of racism in society and how best to deal with it.
• Advice to young people suffering from racism.
• The benefits of working in a multi-cultural work environment.
• Islamophobia and public perceptions of Muslims
• Immigration: some positive stories of migration.
• Where does racism come from?
• Campaigning against racism.
In his interview with Show Racism the Red Card, Matt Jarvis gives advice to young people on dealing with racism and talks about the positive impact of working in a football club with people from different nationalities, religions, skin colours and cultures.
Striker Carlton Cole spoke to SRtRC about his parents and childhood, racism, immigration, the ebola epidemic and its impact on prejudice and the positive influences of working in football.
Stay tuned to the website for further updates on progress with Show Racism the Red Card’s anti-racism education film. SRtRC would like to thank major sponsors Unite the Union and the National Union of Teachers once again for their continue support.