In January 1996 Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) was established with the aim of combatting racism in society and 20 years on the aim is no different
We will be celebrating 20 years of anti-racism campaigning throughout 2016, so keep in touch with our campaign via our social media for updates on our work
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of SRtRC
Since the establishment of Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) in 1996 Trade Unions have been pivotal in the campaigns success of reaching 20 years of anti-racism education.
The funding provided by Trade Unions has allowed for a variety of anti-racism educational work to be carried out by the campaign to both young people and adults.
Dave Prentis, General Secretary, UNISON, Said;
“Show Racism the Red Card have shown over two remarkable decades how effective campaigning can take on racism and win. But despite their successes the fight against racism and bigotry goes on – and their work is more important than ever.”
Liz Snape, President, TUC, said;
“Using football to fight racism was an inspired idea twenty years ago, and that’s still the case today. By making their campaigns accessible and understandable they’re all the more powerful – and have real impact.”
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card, said:
“Show Racism the Red Card was established in 1996 with the help of the public sector trade union. Since then we have made great strides in combating racism through anti-racism education, but we still have a long way to go.
“We see the trade union movement as central to the focus of combating racism through education.”
Throughout 2016, the campaign will be organising a variety of events to celebrate and remember the great achievements of the campaign throughout its 20-year history.
SRtRC will look to involve as many individuals as possible in the 20th anniversary plans, both past and present, who have worked relentlessly and sacrificed their own time to make the campaign what it is today.
Without the hard work from staff, volunteers, funders, supporters, ex-professionals and current professional footballers the campaign would not be able to deliver the fantastic work it does today and has done for the last 20 years.
Throughout 2016 the campaign will be announcing its 20th anniversary plans through Twitter - @SRTRC_England, Facebook and the SRtRC website so keep an eye out for the key events of 2016.