Show Racism the Red Card hosted a fringe meeting at the first National Education Union conference
On Monday 15th April, Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) hosted a fringe meeting at the National Education Union conference which took place at the ACC Liverpool. Nearly 100 delegates attended the fringe meeting to see an array of individuals speak on why they supported SRtRC.
Show Racism the Red Card Chief Executive, Ged Grebby, opened the meeting by briefing the audience on the background of SRtRC and explaining how the NEU support the work of SRtRC. Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of NEU, then spoke to the audience about her views on the current curriculum and the problem black and ethnic minority, teachers face in the everyday school system. Daniel Kebede, NEU Executive and teacher, spoke about why he supports SRtRC and he encouraged the teachers i attendance to invite the organisation into schools to work with their young people as he’s seen the positive impact it has.
Chris Iwelumo, former professional footballer and Scotland international, explained why he got involved working with SRtRC while also sharing some of his personal experiences. Thompsons Solicitors sponsored the fringe meeting and Show Racism the Red Card were extremely grateful that Bernie Wentwork took the time to speak to the delegates about why recent incidents of racism in sport, and society, prove that the work of SRtRC is as important as ever. Mike McDonald, Northern Region Secretary of NEU, also spoke to delegates about his experience with SRtRC and his recent involvement in the judging of the School Competition 2019. And finally, the meeting was rounded off with former NUT General Secretary and SRtRC Vice President, Christine Blower, explaining to the delegates how they can support SRtRC and what the future looks like for the orgnisation.
Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank all the speakers for taking the time out of their day to support the organisation. A huge thank you to Thompsons Solicitors for sponsoring the fringe meeting and providing a platform for the organisation to speak with a large audience. And finally, thank you to the delegates for taking the time out of their lunch break to attend and hear more about the work of Show Racism the Red Card.