Show Racisim The Red Card – Month of Action
In this blog Jason Webber, Campaign Co-ordinator, outlines what Show Racism the Red Card is doing throughout October in its ‘Month of Action’. You can listen to Jason in conversation with Russell Todd in this podcast.
During October clubs in Wales are showing their support for the Show Racism the Red Card Month of Action as a vehicle to deliver an Anti-Racism message to the community through the power of sport. Previously a fortnight and now a whole month, the Show Racism the Red Card action weeks forms part of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) Football People Action Weeks.
The Action Weeks aim to unite supporters, clubs, ethnic minorities and communities affected by discrimination, Increases public awareness and tackle discrimination in football.
The Action Weeks challenge discrimination, promote integration values amongst young people and celebrate the input of all individuals that strive to make football a game for all, regardless of who we are, where we are from and what our beliefs are.
In addition to increasing the awareness of the campaigns work and messages, a ‘Day of Action’ will also help clubs underline and draw attention to the work that they are already doing to challenge racism and promote equality.
The support from clubs continues to help the campaign progress its work in Wales. Last season the campaign worked with over 18,000 young people and held a number of educational events at stadiums across the country supported by professional players. The campaign will be expanding its program of challenging racism in football during this season, to work with more grassroots clubs and players across Wales.
The Month of Action is funded by the Football Association of Wales and SRtRC will be at matches across Wales at all different levels. In addition to this we have been asking grassroots clubs across Wales to get involved and have currently over 50 clubs signed up to take part.