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  • How England tackled soccer racism | Show Racism The Red Card
    that insults and racial abuse would not be tolerated We got the ball rolling former Crystal Palace forward Mark Bright who is black said in a recent telephone interview Bright who also played for Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton recalled how nasty the atmosphere used to be in England Racism was at most grounds When I started at Port Vale in 84 85 you used to get abuse off your opponents the opponents bench and the crowd because there was only a handful of black players sprinkled throughout the league Bright said By the mid 1990s the Professional Footballers Association backed anti racism campaigns such as Kick It Out in conjunction with the Commission for Racial Equality and Show Racism the Red Card Bright who is black credits PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor as instrumental in turning the tide by grasping the nettle and saying You know what we ve got to do something about this Established in 1996 Show Racism the Red Card has harnessed the high profile of professional players such as Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand to combat racism Through films workshops posters and DVDs SRTRC sends out an anti racism message at soccer grounds and schools across England Scotland and Wales This campaign is one of the leading campaigns in trying to stamp racism out of the game Ferdinand said Drumming it home to the kids that any type of racism isn t needed In school anywhere in any workplace We are definitely on the right track but I still think there is a long way to go Bright said the Kick It Out campaign gained momentum slowly but made a major impact on the psyche of football fans Taylor phoned several leading black players in the game including Bright Paul Ince and Ian Wright and said You re in the Premier League I m asking for your help according to Bright The British press also played a role in swaying opinions showing up at anti racism campaigns and writing at length about what they had seen and heard Without them you can t do anything The press are the vehicle to say out loud You cannot abuse black players you cannot abuse someone because of their color Bright said To be sure England is not perfect Two cases this season cast a spotlight on racism Egyptian forward Mido was taunted with Islamaphobic chants during Middlesbrough s match against Newcastle and Tottenham fans insulted Portsmouth defender Sol Campbell who is black in September Yet the incidents prompted outrage partly because they represented a relapse by English fans Eleven Tottenham fans were criminally charged with indecent chanting four pleaded guilty last month and received three year stadium bans In Germany and Austria clubs and fans have struck blows against racism During Werder Bremen s match in November at Bochum in the Ruhr a small group of visiting fans unveiled a Third Reich flag prompting other Bremen fans to chant Nazis out Eight fans were detained and banned by

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  • Chinese New Year Basketball | Show Racism The Red Card
    Of the 24 adult teams 5 were from the Chinese community and 5from the Lithuanian The rest represented a range of nationalities including a Polish team and a number of company teams from State Street bank and Griffith College Dublin as well as locally based teams Each of the 100 plus children received a t shirt on the day The t shirt was the result of a art design competition involving hundred of entries from local schools The t shirt was designed by Patrick Carney 3rd Class St Ronan s National School Clondalkin The winners of the adult tournament were 1 Carlow Tigers 2 Leixlip 3 Taxi GCD International and of the U18s event 1 Role Models 2 All stars This entry was posted in News Events Bookmark the permalink Dundalk named Intercultural Club of the Year How England tackled soccer racism 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

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  • Dundalk named Intercultural Club of the Year | Show Racism The Red Card
    cultures present in the town Cobh Ramblers undertook a series of anti racism events during the season including the hugely popular World Refugee Day community festival at St Colman s Park last June St Patrick s Athletic and Monaghan United were both rewarded for individual events The Saints efforts in promoting the club to the Polish community during the visit of Wisla Krakow were acknowledged while the success of Monaghan United s World Cup Tournament attended by 150 people of various nationalities was also singled out for praise Through the Club Promotion Officer Programme and in conjunction with Show Racism the Red Card League of Ireland clubs visit schools and local sports clubs promoting anti racism messages to young fans Fran Gavin said I am delighted to see how the Club Promotion Officers in the League of Ireland have driven this work The benefits of this programme have been to help embed clubs into their communities and build links with immigrant communities in particular It has also served to make the clubs a resource of the community Through developing this work League of Ireland clubs are winning the loyalty not only of those within the new communities but all those touched by the progressive work clubs have been engages in both before and during this programme I would like to thank the Department of Justice for their support and funding through the National Action Plan Against Racism and I would encourage all League of Ireland clubs to continue to build on the good work of this programme This entry was posted in News Events Bookmark the permalink Mark Chinese New Year in Dublin with Intercultural table tennis badminton and basketball Chinese New Year Basketball Search for Recent Posts Football Against Racism actions Come to our Tackling Racism seminar on November

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  • Mark Chinese New Year in Dublin with Intercultural table tennis, badminton and basketball | Show Racism The Red Card
    of each tournament You can register as an individual or as part of a group While the tournaments are open to all and the emphasis is participation rather than competition last year the events were oversubscribed Therefore we would ask that you please make contact in order to register You can register by contacting any of the contacts at the Council Show Racism the Red Card or the Shining Emerald newspaper listed below in the attached document The events are on Sunday 18th January Basketball Saturday 31st January Table Tennis Sunday 1st February Badminton Kim Fitzpatrick kfitzpatrick basketballireland ie http basketballireland ie basketballireland news story jsp newsID 3494 Frank Hen Suo Frank 0086 ie Gerard Carty Gerard Carty dublincity ie Garrett Mullan info theredcard ie Show Racism the Red Card is a non governmental organisation with charitable status We produce anti racism education resources harnessing the profile of sport to convey a powerful message We also work to support intercultural activity that provides pathway to integration For more information go to our website at the address below where you can also make a donation This entry was posted in News Events Bookmark the permalink Shortlisted for Award Dundalk named Intercultural Club of the Year 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

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  • Shortlisted for Award | Show Racism The Red Card
    that of young people who feature throughout the DVD It is presented by RTE s Aidan Power The second section highlights an example of good practice in how young people and their teachers in a Balbriggan school worked together to address the issue of racism Section three covers the experience of professional footballers who faced racist abuse when they played both abroad and in Ireland while also emphasising how the clubs responded with appropriate measures While the latter three sections deal with responding to racism appropriately and supporting integration activities The DVD is highly engaging and conveys a powerful anti racism message It is structured to provide for active learning and project based work The DVD Education pack is used as part of the school curriculum and is particularly applicable to CSPE and Transition Year The City of Dublin VEC Examining Board are using the DVD as part of the Mock Leaving Certificate Applied MAMA Awards Ger Gilroy presenter of Newstalk 106 108 s Breakfast Show and Shalini Sinha broadcaster and commentator are the co hosts of the 2008 Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards MAMA which will be held in the Abbey Theatre on November 27th The MAMAs now in their seventh year and sponsored by the Iris O Brien Foundation ad the National Action Plan Against Racism NPAR recognize the people groups companies institutions and media platforms that promote diversity and multiculturalism in Ireland http www mamaawards com This entry was posted in News Events Bookmark the permalink Survey on Irish attitudes to Refugees Mark Chinese New Year in Dublin with Intercultural table tennis badminton and basketball 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

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  • Survey on Irish attitudes to Refugees | Show Racism The Red Card
    and other immigration issues Interesting findings were that 76 of respondants expressed sympathy for asylum seekers and 90 said they would welcome immigrants into their community Also 61 thought that asylum seekers should be allowed to work while waiting for a decision on their asylum application However this sentiment was countered by the fact that only 29 said they would donate to NGOs working with refugees Those who said they wouldn t contribute did so for reasons including concerns about the Irish economy and negative perceptions that asylum seekers and refugees abuse the social welfare system etc It should be noted that the opinions expressed in the report and the conclusions drawn from the survey are those of the authors and they do not necessarily reflect the views of SPIRASI http spirasi ie 2008 survey report pdf This entry was posted in News Events Bookmark the permalink Donegal launches Show Racism the Red Card Shortlisted for Award 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

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  • Donegal launches Show Racism the Red Card | Show Racism The Red Card
    player Rory Kavanagh and Badminton Ireland s David Magee Speaking at the launch Pat the Cope Gallagher stated that We see this ever expanding role in our society through the development of many social inclusion programme which support integration and inclusion of many of our more marganilised groups in society through sport It is important that this work continues in order to firstly promote integration but also to encourage a greater participation in sport and physical activity He commended all of the local statutory sporting community agencies for coming together to promote the initiative in Donegal Pictured Donegal s Rory Kavanagh and his students Garrett Mullan National Coordinator of Show Racism the Red Card stated that unfortunately research reveals that racism is a feature of Irish society with one in three immigrants declaring that they have experienced racism He also said that through the support of the education pack which would be made available to all schools and community groups that future would bring a more integrated and racism free society Many of key personalities from the world of sport made themselves available for a very interesting questions and answer session which was directed by compare of the launch radio and tv personality Lee Gooch Among the sporting personalities were Finn Harps player Eloka Asokah Donegal County GAA player Rory Kavanagh International Cricket Player Ryan Haire David Magee from Badminton Ireland and former Finn Harps and Linfield player Anthony Gorman The testing questions which were all related to racism in sport were expertly delivered by the children from the local primary schools of Scoil Cholmcille Scoil Mhuire gan Smal and Ballyraine National School Following this the children had the opportunity to particpate in some fun games organised by the different sporting bodies The next step for Show Racism the Red Card is to send out an education pack to all 179 primary schools in the County The pack includes a DVD and teaching book with activites centered around racism The film includes interviews with many famous footballers and sports people who talk about the causes and consequences of racism and what they want to see changing in sport and in Irish society The booklet presents several activities to consider and combat racism with different age groups such as role play scenarios and writing activities Donegal Sports Partnership and Gareth Mullen National Coordinator for Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank everyone who attended the day especially Balliraine N S Scoil Cholmcille and Scoil Mhuire gan Smal Pat the Cope Gallagher invited guests and all the volunteers and coaches from the different Governing Bodies of Sport Donegal Sports Partnership would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the sponsors who so generiously contribitues to and supported the launch of Show Racism The Red Card This entry was posted in News Events Bookmark the permalink Football Against Racism in Europe Survey on Irish attitudes to Refugees Search for Recent Posts Football Against Racism actions Come to our Tackling

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  • Football Against Racism in Europe | Show Racism The Red Card
    October 2008 with players drawn from children who have taken part in FAI grassroots programmes throughout 2008 represent the richness of cultural and ethnic diversity in Ireland At the National league level eircom League Clubs will run activities at home matches grassroots clubs and community organisations are being encourage to organise local initiatives The FAI s Intercultural Football Programme has made a stock of material available to clubs leagues and organisations to run activities in support of FARE week For further information please do not hesitate to contact Des Tomlinson National Coordinator for Intercultural Football at des tomlinson fai ie phone 018999571 or Claire Redmond at claire redmond fai ie phone 018999566 This entry was posted in News Events Bookmark the permalink Donegal sport unites to Show Racism the Red Card Donegal launches 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

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