The campaign caught up with Show Racism the Red Card supporter Wilfried Bony to interview him for new educational film.
Manchester City forward Wilfried Bony became the most recent player to show his support for Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC); using his role model status to provide advice to those who experience racism and to present a positive anti-racism message.
Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) are close to completing an update the campaign’s central anti racism education film by interviewing current professional footballers keen to share their experiences and advice on the subject of racism.
During the interview which took place at Manchester City’s training ground , the Ivorian striker stated that racism is ‘Everywhere’ and further went on to say that ‘we have to do something to stop it’. Just last month Manchester City hosted the final Show Racism the Red Card event of the season, inviting over 120 young people from across Manchester to the Etihad stadium to learn about racism, its impact and their role in challenging it.
The current version of the film and the associated education pack which features a wide range of auditory, visual and kinaesthetic activities to engage all learners, were developed and published in 2012, and the ongoing update comes as a response to the constant evolution of racism within society.
Throughout the anti racism education charity’s 18 year history, SRtRC have used the profile and role model status of professional footballers to help engage young people in safe and non-judgmental discussions about racism and prejudice.
Thanks to sponsorship from Unite the Union and the National Union of Teachers, filming for the updated anti-racism education film has begun; with the campaign interviewing key players and managers from a number of professional clubs. During the final round of interviews, SRtRC have spoken to Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker, Sky Sports presenter Chris Kamara, Sunderland AFC and England striker Jermain Defoe and a host of England Womens players including captain Steph Houghton and star striker Eni Aluko
Interviews to date include:
Topics which we will be examined by the updated film include:
• Experiences of racism in society and how best to deal with it.
• Advice to young people suffering from racism.
• The benefits of working in a multi-cultural work environment.
• Islamophobia and public perceptions of Muslims
• Immigration: some positive stories of migration.
• Where does racism come from?
• Campaigning against racism.
Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank Wilfried Bony for investing his time to take part in the film and for using his status as a role model to help educate young people. The campaign would also like to thank Manchester City FC for their ongoing support.
Stay tuned to the website for further updates on progress with Show Racism the Red Card’s anti-racism education film. SRtRC would like to thank major sponsors Unite the Union and the National Union of Teachers once again for their continue support.