Educator and role model Manisha Taylor looks back on the past year discussing racism and stereotypes in the classroom with Show Racism the Red Card
"Helping educators engage in conversation about our anti-discrimination work and the benefit it can have on their young people has been key in allowing our message of equality to ripple and grow."
Manisha Tailor, SRtRC Educator, Football Coach & Rolemodel
"My time with Show Racism the Red Card over the past year has seen me work in a variety of schools in diverse areas and settings. Being able to work in both primary and secondary schools has been great as it gave me the opportunity to differentiate workshops and adapt my teaching style accordingly. Also experiencing special schools and working with young people that have a disability brought a different dimension to our work. These young people share such passion and drive due to the challenges they face in their everyday lives and hearing their stories has been truly inspiring."
"Being able to deliver teacher training is something that I have especially enjoyed and took me back to the work that I did as a deputy head before I joined the campaign. Helping educators engage in conversation about our anti-discrimination work and the benefit it can have on their young people has been key in allowing our message of equality to ripple and grow."
"Speaking at youth conferences about our more recent work on Hate Crime in partnership with the PCC has enriched the curriculum that we currently offer. With the Hate Crime project we look at discrimination through a wider lens as it includes homophobia & gender stereotypes as well as racism."
"It has been an interesting experience hearing the views of young people on these areas and as an educator being able to facilitate and challenge their thinking is particularly powerful. I have found that changing their mind-set is quite challenging but provoking their thought process has been vital to how they may act and behave in the future."
"I have thoroughly enjoyed delivering the football sessions and through this helping to challenge stereotypes that still exist for women in football. This has been an eye-opening but incredible year with the campaign".