Show Racism the Red Card visited Dundee United’s stadium, Tannadice, where we met 50 young people who took part in a day of anti racism workshops.
Show Racism the Red Card visited Dundee United’s stadium, Tannadice, where we met 50 young people who took part in a day of anti racism workshops. They spent the day learning about the negative effects and dangers of racism whilst getting the opportunity to talk to a number of Dundee United first team players about their own experiences of racism. The focal point of the event was immigration. This was made extra special as the Dundee United players got involved in the workshops as they were all migrants to Scotland.
The day kicked off with an amazing performance by Paul Reid, United’s incredibly funny impressionist, who had everyone laughing and looking forward to the rest of the day. Along with taking part in a stadium tour, the young people got the opportunity to watch our educational anti racism film before taking part in two of our workshops. Interactive games and activities allowed them to explore the prevalence of stereotyping within prejudice and discrimination while defining what racism is. The second workshop focused participants’ thoughts on the topic of immigration, and the ways in which immigrants may be affected by racist attitudes. The young people shared their own ideas about what messages they had previously heard about immigration, before being joined by first team players, Sean Dillon, Eiji Kawashima, Huy Demel & Edward Ofere who each gave their own migrant story.
The young people then became journalists as they took part in a question and answer session, as they asked the players questions regarding racism. To round of a wonderful day, each pupil received a goody bag and were aloud an autograph from each of the players.
Special thanks go to Riki Grauer, Colin Stewart, and ArabTRUST for their outstanding support in organising, sponsoring and running the event.