Delegates in Llandudno meet Leroy Rosenior and campaign managers
(pictured left - right - Leroy Rosenior, Ged Grebby, Belinda Robertson, Len McCluskey, Sunil Patel)
Representatives of Show Racism the Red Card were invited to the Wales TUC Conference this week, where thanks to the trade union, Unite and the sponsorship of Walker Smith Way solicitors & Leo, Abse & Cohen solicitors, they were able to hold a fringe meeting to talk about the work of the campaign.
The room was full to capacity with over 80 people in attendance. Former professional footballer and SRtRC Honorary Patron and Hall of Fame member Leroy Rosenior, shared his experiences of racism and talked about his work with the camapign.
Delegates had he opportunity to put questions to the panel completed by SRtRC Chief Executive, Ged Grebby, Unite Regional Women & Equality Organiser, Belinda Robertson, Unite General Secretary, Len McCluskey and SRtRC Wales Campaign Manager, Sunil Patel.
Len McCluskey also spoke in praise of the campaign and pledged his support saying "I delayed my train back to London to speak at this very important fringe meeting. Show Racism the Red Card is a fantastic organisation. I have attended their events and they are uplifting and get a great response, particularly from young people. They engage in ways with young people that are interactive and get a response. You can see it on the young people’s faces that they get the anti-racism message."
"I want all of you in this room to get involved: do something when you leave here to get Show Racism the Red Card involved in your area. I pledge my union's sponsorship going forward. The work of Show Racism the Red Card makes an enormous difference and we should all not be afraid to challenge racism wherever we come across it. Please get involved and promote SRTRC."
Simon Richards, Community Education Coordinator at SRtRC Wales enjoyed the experience saying, "This was my first ever TUC conference and I was blown away by the incredible support for our campaign that was shown by every single delegate. It is great to know that there’s so much passion out there to fight racism in our society and that there are so many willing to work together to rid prejudice and hate from our streets. The unions are so important to the work that we do every day with young people and adults and their support is greatly appreciated right across the country."