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  • TV & Sports Stars Join Minister for Justice and 500 young people at Show Racism the Red Card Awards Exhibition | Show Racism The Red Card
    people are well placed to challenge it Today s event showcases the good work that is being undertaken in schools and youth services throughout the country Young people and their teachers and youth workers have travelled from as far afield as Cork Limerick Leitrim Monaghan and elsewhere to be here today This is a real testimony to their commitment to the anti racism message The overall winner of the Creative Competition as announced at today s event was Blakestown Community School from Dublin 15 which also won in the secondary school category The other prize winners were Primary school category Scoil Choilm Dublin 15 Youthreach category Navan Youthreach Co Meath Youth service category Involve Youth Navan Co Meath Special education services category National Learning Network Limerick Special commendations Colaiste an Craobháin Fermoy Co Cork Poppintree Youth Project Ballymun Our Lady of Mercy National School Cahir Co Tipperary and Castaheany Educate Together Dublin 15 Further information about Show Racism the Red Card its Creative Competition and today s prize winners are available at www theredcard ie ENDS Contact Garrett Mullan Coordinator Show Racism the Red Card Tel 086 3927650 About Show Racism the Red Card Show Racism the Red Card is an anti racism charity which was founded in the UK in 1995 with a 50 donation from Newcastle United s Shaka Hislop The Irish branch was established in 2006 The aim of Show Racism the Red Card is to harness the high profile of sportspeople to combat racism The organisation works to produce anti racism educational resources and to educate young people through workshops summer camps and coaching activities Show Racism the Red Card recently launched its new education pack for use in schools and learning environments around Ireland The pack features top stars of Irish sport and young people

    Original URL path: http://www.theredcard.ie/news/?p=1643 (2015-10-30)
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  • Creative Competition reaches conclusion | Show Racism The Red Card
    to hear the kids really enjoyed it yet at the same time they worked to address a serious issue The title of the competition Creative Competition is purposely to encourage creativity because as the world becomes more complex the challenges demand creative and imaginative responses Creativity is testing for those involved Some of the audiovisual entries are already online at www youtube com theredcardire There are some incredibly talented young people in Ireland from the girls are Our Lady of Mercy who made their own film to the boys and girls at Castaheany Educate Together who made their own version of the Gangnam style song but with anti racism lyrics Some of the entries demonstrate particular talents for example with Poppintree Youth Project in film making and Scoil Brid Naomh in mosaics Pupils at some schools such as Mullingar Educate Together and Colaiste an Craobhain got their whole schools involved while Plas Mhuire Boys National School and Scoil Brid Naofa developed very strong entries over the course of months Other schools such as Scoil Choilm and Blakestown Community School made use of our our mascot Jeff the Ref in bringing their anti racism message to the school and community Organisers of the Creative Competition are keen to build on the experience While the numbers involved have increased over the four years since 2010 Show Racism the Red Card is open to ideas as to how to increase the breadth and depth of the programme in years to come All those who participated in the Competition will be receiving a free new copy of the updated Show Racism the Red Card education pack This is in appreciation of the support f teachers and others in education in driving the anti racism message It is hoped that he new education pack will be a valued resource in education over the next three years The education pack is closely related with competition says Co ordinator Garrett Mullan The new pack includes work from Scoil Naomh Brid Blakestown Community School St Eunans National School because we value the work that is being done but also they show what is possible in any school and the point of education pack is that it is a quality resource to be used in any education environment Meanwhile it has been confirmed that International Soccer legend and Ireland s third most capped player Kevin Kilbane will be among the special guests attending the awards ceremony Adam Eve mosaic produced by Scoil Naomh Brid message is we are all the same from the beginning Plas Mhuire BNS many different countries in one happy school Colaiste an Craobháin pupils in front of their display Scoil Choilm display board This entry was posted in News Comment Bookmark the permalink March Newsletter 2013 TV Sports Stars Join Minister for Justice and 500 young people at Show Racism the Red Card Awards Exhibition Search for Recent Posts Football Against Racism actions Come to our Tackling Racism seminar on November 17th One Race the

    Original URL path: http://www.theredcard.ie/news/?p=1633 (2015-10-30)
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  • March Newsletter 2013 | Show Racism The Red Card
    www theredcard ie teachers php Anti Racism Online course to launch To support use of the education pack and to raise awareness within soccer we are devising two online courses which will be accessible on our website The course will be short and completion of the course will enable the user to get a free DVD education pack Irish language resources to launch With support from An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta we are near completion with the production of Irish language resources including the DVD education pack and a website with downloadable activities Regional events Cork Donegal and Dublin On March 14 th we hosted together with Donegal Sports Partnership and Finn Harps FC the Donegal launch of the new education pack As well as St Eunan s NS in Raphoe pupils from schools from Ardara attended the event as well as Ulster Rugby stars Chris Henry and Andrew Macklin Finn Harps FC Manager Peter Hutton Karen Guthrie Donegal Ladies GAA Star and Cllr Michael Mc Bride representing Donegal County Council A successful launch was also held at City Hall in Cork with Deputy Mayor Councillor Jim Corr presiding Attending were young people from Ballincollig Youthreach Glen Youthreach Middleton Educate Together and Maria Immaculata Community College In Dublin at Croke Park pupils from Adamstown Community College and Blakestown Community School were joined by Ireland internationals Ciaran Clarke and Jeff Hendrick as well as Dessie Farrell and Barry Cahill of the Gaelic Players Association Director of the GAA Paraic Duffy said there is no place for racism in the GAA Coverage of this launch was carried in the Irish Mirror Irish Times The Journal and other media Intercultural Summer Camp We have taken delivery of brochures for our 2013 Intercultural Summer Camp We hope that it will be the best ever We have already volunteer applications internationally from Russia Georgia and Spain We are now recruiting for Irish based volunteers to make up our compliment If you are interested in sending your child or in the camp as a volunteer opportunity please check out details on the camp page www theredcard ie camp php Upcoming As well as the awards ceremony at the AVIVA stadium we are also planning to launch the DVD in Wexford Among those from Wexford who feature in our new DVD are Wexford Youths and Ireland U19 s Rihanna Jarrett and Dualstar Lee Chin We will also be hosting training for trainer sessions with people who may use the pack We want to build up a community of users of our educational resource The training will give participants the knowledge and competence to deliver activities within the education pack Please subscribe to our newsletter to get information about this course We are still hard at work to complete the production of our education resources The next stage is the launch of our online course There will be two courses available from our website One will be targeted to those involved in FAI affiliates and it

    Original URL path: http://www.theredcard.ie/news/?p=1624 (2015-10-30)
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  • Show Racism the Red Card volunteer campaign | Show Racism The Red Card
    on Wednesday 3rd April at 6pm at 20 Mountjoy Square Ireland s third most capped senior player Kevin Kilbane will be among our panel of special guests This volunteer opportunity is ideally suited to those involved or looking to have experience in marketing management public relations and events management http theredcard ie news p 1346 Intercultural Summer Camp We will need a team of 15 adult volunteers to deliver our 4th annual Intercultural Summer Camp The purpose of the camp is to promote integration among young people through intercultural learning and fun activity to take place in the beautiful setting of West Donegal Adventure Centre Aras Ghleann Cholm Cille Glencolmcille Co Donegal The trip is for up to 45 Boys or Girls aged 11 16 years old from North and South and up to 15 volunteers Volunteers will deliver activities including sports cultural language learning and logistics support other volunteers to deliver on their activities work as part of a preparation team to design a schedule for the camp that meets the needs of participants and programme participate in Child Protection Training participate in Team Building Training promote the camp and encourage potential bookings This volunteer opportunity is ideally suited to person who enjoys working with and being in the company of young people and has qualifications and or experience in childcare social care sports leisure policing teaching community and youth work as well as languages www theredcard ie camp php This entry was posted in News Events Bookmark the permalink Intercultural Summer Camp 2013 BOOK NOW March Newsletter 2013 Search for Recent Posts Football Against Racism actions Come to our Tackling Racism seminar on November 17th One Race the Human Race exhibition open now One Race Exhibition launches nationwide tour One Race Human Race Exhibition 2015 16 Archives October

    Original URL path: http://www.theredcard.ie/news/?p=1618 (2015-10-30)
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  • Intercultural Summer Camp 2013 BOOK NOW! | Show Racism The Red Card
    in News Events Bookmark the permalink Today is UN Anti Racism Day Show Racism the Red Card volunteer campaign Search for Recent Posts Football Against Racism actions Come to our Tackling Racism seminar on November 17th One Race the Human Race exhibition open now One Race Exhibition launches nationwide tour One Race Human Race Exhibition 2015 16 Archives October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 June 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 June 2009 May 2009

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  • Today is UN Anti-Racism Day | Show Racism The Red Card
    speaks about a friend of his sister who experienced suicidal feelings because of racist abuse She was 10 years old Stories such as this illustrate a stark fact racism persists in Ireland and is relatively commonplace The Immigrant Council of Ireland which runs a support and referral service for those who experience or witness racist incidents recorded one serious incident of racism every week last year And a survey by the Teachers Union of Ireland in 2010 found that almost half of teachers had witnessed racism in the classroom The role sports can play in combating racism The 21 st March is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the 2013 theme for the Day is racism and sport The theme was chosen by the UN to highlight the problem of racism in sports but also crucially to raise awareness of the role sports can play in combating racism In Ireland the issue of racism in sports has been getting increased attention in recent months Individual players such as Lee Chin and Crossmaglen s Aaron Cunningham have been to the fore in challenging racist attitudes Last week Dublin football manager Jim Gavin called for the GAA to show zero tolerance to racism And earlier this week Dessie O Farrell Chief Executive Officer of the Gaelic Players Association GPA said racist abuse where witnessed on the playing field should be a red card offence Outside of Gaelic games other sports organisations have also been proactive Show Racism the Red Card worked with the FAI and the IRFU in addition to the GAA and the GPA in producing our new DVD Sports stars from a variety of disciplines are featured including Ireland internationals Seamus Coleman and Seán St Ledger GAA stars Barry Cahill and Cliona O Connor and Leinster and Ireland rugby player Seán O Brien These sports stars are role models to young people and as such have the potential to positively influence them By lending their support to Show Racism the Red Card they are helping to educate people and to challenge racism Education is critical Education is critical in combating racism Our new DVD is part of an anti racism education pack that was launched earlier this week The pack is available to schools and youth groups throughout Ireland and contains activities and exercises aimed at promoting respect for diversity and informing young people about how to respond to racism Many schools are already actively involved in anti racism projects and over the coming months Show Racism the Red Card plans to engage with the Department of Education to explore how anti racism initiatives can be more formally built into the schools system We all have a role to play in tackling racism The ruling bodies in sport must ensure there are rigorous penalties in place to quash racism on the playing field The Government must lead by example at a national policy level Schools and sports clubs must ensure they provide training and information to

    Original URL path: http://www.theredcard.ie/news/?p=1611 (2015-10-30)
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  • Launch of education pack of Show Racism the Red Card | Show Racism The Red Card
    received from government to deliver our work more needs to be done at political level but also by society as a whole to tackle racism Many of the hundreds of thousands of people who migrated to Ireland in recent decades have made this country their home The last Census showed nearly one in five people who live here were born outside Ireland First and second generation migrants are more and more visible in economic social and cultural life Yet despite the multiple benefits diversity has brought challenges around discrimination remain Serious incidents of racism are commonplace And the recession has contributed to a misplaced perception that migrants are a threat to the native Irish and are unfairly benefitting from Irish jobs and entitlements According to Mr Mullan sports and education bodies are playing an increasingly important role in tackling racism Show Racism the Red Card works with hundreds of schools and sports clubs throughout Ireland he said While the Government s focus on integration has waned it is heartening to see grassroots groups acknowledging and responding to racism National sports organisations are also proactive We were delighted to work with the GAA the Gaelic Players Association the FAI and the IRFU in producing our new education pack Furthermore individual players have been to the fore in challenging racist attitudes The actions of these groups and individuals are really putting it up to the Government If we as ordinary citizens can see that racism exists and that steps must be taken to combat it then our national leaders should do likewise The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance published its most recent report on Ireland last month which pointed to a number of policy and legislative gaps and failings As current holders of the Presidency of the EU Ireland is perfectly placed to demonstrate global leadership on tackling racism Education is critical in dispelling racist attitudes Over the coming months Show Racism the Red Card plans to engage with the Government and in particular the Department of Education to explore how anti racism initiatives can be more formally built into the Irish schools system The new Show Racism the Red Card education pack is made up of a DVD and accompanying handbook designed for use in classrooms or youth group settings It provides activities and exercises aimed at promoting respect for diversity and informing young people about how to respond to racism As well as sports stars students from schools in Dublin and Donegal are featured On the DVD a number of contributors speak about their own experiences of racism including A young camogie player of African origin who says while camogie is my favourite sport I get a lot of abuse with people from other teams saying that I should not be playing this sport because I am not Irish A teenager originally from Lithuania who has lived in Dublin from an early age who describes how her experiences of racism started when I was eight years old and other

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  • Upcoming events with Show Racism the Red Card | Show Racism The Red Card
    posted in News Events Bookmark the permalink February Newsletter Show Racism the Red Card Launch of education pack of Show Racism the Red Card Search for Recent Posts Football Against Racism actions Come to our Tackling Racism seminar on November 17th One Race the Human Race exhibition open now One Race Exhibition launches nationwide tour One Race Human Race Exhibition 2015 16 Archives October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 June 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August

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