NUT headquarters hosted the advanced screening of new SRtRC film 'Immigration: What's the Story?'
The event was really well attended with over 40 delegates arriving to listen to the speakers and watch the new film. Thanks to everyone who came and contributed to a great event.
Laura Watkins, Campaign Support Worker
In the face of the current migration situation across much of Europe and the increasingly negative sentiments directed at those arriving into Europe, Show Racism the Red Card decided to create a new hard-hitting film to address prejudice against migrants.
Millions of people across Africa and the Middle-East have been displaced with turmoil, war and starvation spurring them on to look for greener, safer pastures; many thousands have arrived in Europe as a result.
In recent years, SRtRC education workers in schools across the UK began to see anti-migrant rhetoric creeping into classrooms. It became apparent that a new educational resource about immigration would help counter some of the myths and misinformation having an effect on young people's attitudes.
To that end we have produced a new film ‘Immigration: What’s the Story?’ which had a special advance screening on the 22nd October at the National Union of Teachers HQ in London. It was a very well attended event with people from government, police and charitable trusts from across the UK. NUT General Secretary Christine Blower introduced the film to the delegates at 5pm, and General Secretary of Unite Len McCluskey gave a speech at the end. Attendees were really affected by the experiences and stories of people who featured in the film, and we were soon inundated with requests for advance copies.
With our new material and training we hope to shine a light on this specific brand of racism that is currently pervading the UK, and to challenge it.
Many thanks to the NUT who hosted the event and provided food and refreshments to the guests.