SRtRC takes delivery of their brand new education pack!
No Place for Hate’ makes a vital contribution to existing thinking about the role of education in challenging racism. It is timely in addressing new dimensions of racist ideology and organisation and it does it really well. Crucially, this resource enables teachers and other educators to understand and challenge the threat that the far right represents, not only to our communities, but also to individual young people.
Christine Blower, General Secretary, National Union of Teachers
Show Racism the Red Card has taken delivery of the campaign’s latest educational resource today!
‘No Place for Hate’ has been funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the National Union of Teachers, is aimed at teachers and youth leaders and is packed full of information and activities designed to:
Educate young people about the dangers of racism and how it can lead to extreme behaviours
Explore what makes a person susceptible to racist or extreme thoughts, behaviours and actions
Highlight the dangers of becoming involved with far-right groups and engaging in extremist behaviour
Help young people to think more critically about the information they receive in order to help them reject racism, prejudice and approaches from far-right groups
SRtRC will be launching this resource with the support of the NUT & DCLG at a central London location at 18:30 on Monday 25th March 2013. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange attendance.
Copies of ‘No Place for Hate’ can be ordered from Show Racism the Red Card for £15.00 inc. P&P. Please e-mail email@example.com for more details.
Ged Grebby Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card stated “Recent years have seen a change in the landscape of far-right activism in the UK and a growth in far-right social movements. Becoming involved with these groups has a very negative impact on those concerned and others around them. We are constantly adapting our activities and resources to deal with emerging threats which threaten the harmony of our society. We view this educational pack as an essential guide for educators to protect our young people from taking on prejudicial ideals, from becoming involved in groups which preach hate and division and creating school environments which provide a safe space where all of our young people can flourish.”
Christine Blower, General Secretary of the NUT added: “As the General Secretary of the largest teachers’ union in Europe, I am pleased to recommend this new education resource from Show Racism the Red Card. ‘No Place for Hate’ makes a vital contribution to existing thinking about the role of education in challenging racism. It is timely in addressing new dimensions of racist ideology and organisation and it does it really well. Crucially, this resource enables teachers and other educators to understand and challenge the threat that the far right represents, not only to our communities, but also to individual young people. It absolutely fulfils the objective of helping equip teachers to better protect young people who are at risk of falling victim to far right extremism. ‘No Place For Hate’ is a high quality and accessible resource which will strengthen schools in working with children and young people to seek to ensure that they become secure adults who are confident participants in our multicultural society."
Don Foster, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, DCLG said “Extremism is an affront to our society in every form, including the far right and the English Defence League – they are divisive and create fear in our communities. The far right does not belong in modern Britain. In ‘Creating the Conditions for Integration’ published last February, the Government set out its approach to creating and sustaining strong communities. A major part of the approach is to tackle extremism and intolerance head on. The far right must be isolated, undermined, outflanked and subject to the ridicule they deserve. This is why we are supporting Show Racism the Red Card to work in schools with 10,000 students across the country to give them the tools to reject the far-right’s messages. This education pack will ensure that this important work continues in the long term so that young people are fully equipped with the knowledge, understanding and tools to reject the divisive messages of the English Defence League and their ilk.”