During November and December, Show Racism the Red Card Wales has supported Cardiff Women’s Aid, delivering full day training sessions to staff members across the organisation.
Both organisations recognised that all individuals taking part in training would be at different stages of their anti-racism journeys and so the training was bespoke to the needs of the organisation.
Topics covered included:
- Definitions, manifestations and the impact of racism
- Statutory duties, along with key reports and recommendations in the Welsh context
- Personal reflection on participants’ own worldviews and how this may influence their practice
- Explaining appropriate and inappropriate language
- Recognising, responding to, recording and reporting racism
- Microaggressions, apathy and minimisation
- Colourism, cultural appropriation vs appreciation and power
The training proved beneficial to all participants with an amazing 84.2% of participants saying that the training had exceeded their expectations and the remainder noting that the session had met their expectations.
The average rating for the sessions overall was 4.87 out of 5, with 4.95 out of 5 for the facilitators. Participants agreed they had improved knowledge and understanding post-session, as well as an average increase in confidence of 22.8%.
When asked to comment on the training, participants said:
‘I would highly recommend everyone do this course. We can all improve our understanding of racism and how to challenge this, this course is beneficial to everyone!’ – Participant A
‘I really enjoyed the session and felt it was very trauma informed. The facilitators were great and really made me feel comfortable considering the topics have impacted me in my life personally.’ – Participant B
‘Excellent session, helped build reflection across teams and levels of the organisation’. – Participant C
SRtRC offer a menu of different training options and will always hold discussions in advance to ensure the training meets the needs of the organisation and the individuals within it and supports both internal and external anti-racism strategies. For more information, get in touch via the Contact Us button!