Show Racism the Red Card promote recent campaign 'This Is My Home' at Edinburgh Fringe
On Wednesday 26th August a number of comedians from across the UK gathered at the Scottish Parliament to show their support for the recent Show Racism the Red Card campaign, ‘This Is My Home’.
Mark Steel, Phil Jupitus, Patrick Monahan, Sanjeev Kholi, Gavin Webster and Mark Thomas were joined by ex-professional footballer and Hearts all time appearance maker, Gary Mackay. Scottish Politician and Minister for Europe and International Development, Humza Yousaf, also attended to show his support for the ‘This Is My Home’ campaign.
This new anti-racism themed film from Show Racism the Red Card features a range of migrant voices as well as comments from Scotland International footballer Iketchi Anya and assistant manager Mark McGhee.
‘This Is My Home’ is a series of seven short documentary films from Show Racism the Red Card exploring the issues of immigration and racism from the point of view of Scotland’s migrant community. The films include deeply candid personal accounts by individual immigrants from as far afield as the Philippines, Malaysia and Iraq.
Humza Yousaf, Scottish Politician and Minister for Europe and International Development said:
“Racism has no place here in Scotland. The contribution of migrants to Scotland’s culture, sporting success and modern life cannot be underestimated. Yet even today racism can still be seen and heard. I encourage all to get involved in ‘This is my Home’ to help promote a positive portrayal of migrants and tackle racism head on."
Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank Mark Steel, Phil Jupitus, Patrick Monahan, Sanjeev Kholi, Gavin Webster, Mark Thomas, Gary Mackay and Humza Yousaf for their continued support of Show Racism the Red Card and for their brilliant support for ‘This Is My Home’.