On Thursday 24th March the campaign team were at the Stadium MK to deliver an educational event
“At MK Dons Sport and Education Trust (SET) we are proud to have worked with Show Racism The Red Card (SRtRC) for the last 12 years. We believe the partnership between us has produced great quality of work including the SRtRC annual Schools Competition, workshops delivered here at Stadium MK and our annual SRtRC parade at the last MK Dons home league game of the season, this year on 7th May 2016. Together with the production of SRtRC posters featuring the MK Dons first team holding red cards demonstrates our united front again any form of racism or discrimination. We hope our partnership with SRtRC will continue for many years to come”
Dean Clark, Inclusion Projects Co-ordinator
On Thursday 24th March Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) held an educational event in partnership with Milton Keynes F.C at the Stadium MK. Over 60 young people from a local primary school attended the event which saw the Year 5/6’s take part in a SRtRC workshop, see a screening of the SRtRC educational film and take part in a Q&A session with a panel of special guests.
Young people from St Monica’s Primary School arrived at Stadium MK for 12:45 and headed to the Players’ Lounge where they would spend the remainder of the afternoon. After a quick introduction the young people went straight into a SRtRC workshop conducted by Manisha Tailor. The workshop allowed young people to explore stereotypes, think critically about the way in which we stereotype and allowed the young people to discuss the dangers of stereotyping.
The young people further developed their understanding of racism by watching the 22-minute Show Racism the Red Card educational film, which provides an excellent introduction to the subject of racism.
Throughout the afternoon the young people had been asked to start thinking of questions that they would like to ask the panel of special guests at the end of the day. With suspicion building among the young people of who might be attending the Q&A it was time to introduce the panel.
On the panel was Show Racism the Red Card worker, Shona Chitate-Samuriwo. Joining Shona was Manisha Tailor, who is an education worker at Show Racism the Red Card. Also on the panel was former footballer and now the current manager of Milton Keynes Dons, Karl Robinson.
— MK Dons FC (@MKDonsFC) March 24, 2016
Young people from each primary school put forward a variety of questions to the panel regarding racism. How can you stop racism? Have you or anybody you know suffered from racism? Were just a few examples of the questions that the panel were taking it in turn to answer. Prizes were given out for the best questions asked on the day.
Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank everyone at Milton Keynes F.C and a special thank you to Dennis Woolford and Dean Clark for all their help in organising the event and their ongoing support of the campaign. The power of role models should never be under estimated, therefore a massive thank you to Shona, Manisha and Karl Robinson for meeting the young people. Finally, a massive thank you to all the young people for their honest engagement form start to finish.
— Manisha Tailor (@Swaggarlicious_) March 24, 2016