SRtRC staff from throughout the UK meet in North East.
Show Racism the Red Card has staff teams based in North East and South East England, Wales and Scotland, so it is not very often that the campaign can get everyone together. Last week SRtRC organised its annual ‘Summer Summit’ which saw staff and session workers from all the offices come together to share best practice and take part in staff training.
SRtRC has expanded its staff base to 46 people in the UK in recent years, 22 of whom are former professional footballers.
The photograph above shows some of the staff and session workers with
T-Shirts that will take centre-stage at ‘A Night of Fashion’ organised by local businesses I Am Models and Machine Lad. The fundraising event for SRtRC and the Stephen Lawrence Educational Trust takes place at Newcastle’s Tup Tup Palace on Thursday and is being held to help mark Doreen Lawrence’s visit to the city. You can find out all about it here.
The summit took place over Wednesday 25th and Thursday 27th July and featured training on Gender Equality from Ruth Berkley of UNISON and on Combating the Far-right from Yousiff Meah of The RecoRa Institute.
Show Racism the Red Card Chief Executive Ged Grebby said: “We have come a long way as an organisation, but we are still in the early stages of our development in terms of where we can go.”
Show Racism the Red Card's new Education Worker in Scotland Jenna Murray said:
"The Summer Summit was informative, entertaining, engaging and thoroughly enjoyable! I met all of my new colleagues and got some great ideas from everyone, including the amazing outside speakers Ruth Berkley from UNISON and Yousiff Meah from The RecoRa Institute. We had a great laugh but when it came to the serious issues everyone worked really hard and gave it their all. I can’t wait for our next team meeting so I can update everyone on how my first few months have been!"