Educational event for 120+ young people from Liverpool and Sefton Schools
Show Racism the Red Card returned to Anfield for an educational event with Liverpool FC, supported by Liverpool City Council and Sefton CVS.
Young people from schools throughout Liverpool and Sefton were able to attend and in the second half of the 2-hour session pose questions to a panel of special guests which included:
Howard Gayle – SRtRC Hall of Fame member, Honorary Patron and first black player to play for Liverpool FC.
Whitney Engen – Liverpool Ladies FC defender and USA international.
Amanda Da Costa - Liverpool Ladies FC midfielder and USA U-20 and U-23 international.
Brad Smith – Liverpool FC left-back and England U-21 international.
Conor Coady – Liverpool FC defender/midfielder and England U-19 international.
Ryan McLaughlin – Liverpool FC fullback and Northern Ireland U-21 international
Chris Foy – Premier League referee and SRtRC Honorary Patron.
To kick the event off, Cllr Peter Brennan of Liverpool City Council welcomed the audience and spoke in support of the campaign.
The young people then took part in a workshop that included activities examining stereotypes, a definition of racism and terminology. Members of the audience demonstrated a good base of knowledge about the issue and were able to think critically about information presented in the workshop.
Following a short break the SRtRC DVD was screened which provided further inspiration for an excellent Q&A session with the panel of special guests. The panel was completed by Peter Brennan and Robert Brennan from Sefton CVS Equalities Team.
There were prizes of SRtRC T-Shirts for the panel’s favourite questions and a top prize of a Liverpool shirt signed by the whole squad for the favourite question of the afternoon.
All of the young people were able to take a SRtRC good bag, including the new magazine away with them and get Liverpool posters signed by the panel at the end of the event.
The event was filmed by Liverpool TV and received some great coverage on the club’s official website.
Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank Liverpool FC for hosting the event again and Rishi Jain for helping to organise the event. Big thanks also to Liverpool City Council and Sefton CVS for their ongoing support of the campaign. SRtRC look forward to more great events on Merseyside next season!