Viviana Trochez Dague – Human Rights Activist

how Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) have recently been involved in a project collaboration between UNISON Northern, Nomadesc and communities in Southwest Colombia. SRtRC Chief Executive, Ged Grebby, travelled to Colombia last week with former Sunderland AFC Captain, Gary Bennett, and former Newcastle United FC Defender, Olivier Bernard to visit communities in the Southwest of the country.

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November Monthly Round-up: England

The Education teams in England worked to collectively deliver a series of informative and creative workshops and events during November 2017. 

76 workshops

152 hours of workshop activities, excluding assemblies and fun fitness sessions

2,327 young people participated

25 Primary schools   

1 Secondary school 

In the North East, the Education team delivered 35 workshops, over 70 hours, to a total of 891 school students, across the region in 11 Primary schools.

In the Southern Region, the Education team delivered 41 workshops, over 82 hours, to a total of 1,436 young people, across the South Region in 14 Primary schools and 1 Secondary schools.

Here are some of the testimonies from our visits:

"The children felt unsure about so many issues due to talk at home, playground etc and the day clarified so much and also corrected many misconceptions the children had." - Teacher

 

It gave them the opportunity to explore their feelings of fear and anger in a safe environment - Teacher

It gave them the opportunity to explore their feelings of fear and anger in a safe environment - Teacher

The children are now able to talk confidently about what racism is, why it happens and why it is so wrong - Teacher

The children are now able to talk confidently about what racism is, why it happens and why it is so wrong - Teacher

 

"I was very impressed with the workshops I witnessed, with some very challenging subjects covered, it was obvious the girls felt nervous about speaking but the leaders were very effective at getting them to open up and speak their minds in a open but respectful way. With many of them finding race a difficult subject to personalise, the leaders switched it around to talk about sexism and this brought out more opportunity for the girls to see the impact which was then brought back to racism and I felt the girls gained a new insight.

Overall I was incredibly impressed with the day and I would recommend it to others, I will certainly be pushing other schools I work with to get in touch with you!"

PC Mike Proffitt - Safer Schools Officer