SHOW RACISM THE RED CARD
Show Racism the Red Card’s annual Fortnight of Action takes place in Wales from 15- 31 October 2010.
This period of concerted action encourages participation from all sections of communities to celebrate diversity and tackle racism.
A major aim of the Fortnight of Action is to encourage anti-racist actions, events and initiatives to take place throughout the year.
Many organisations begin their actions during October and run follow-up events during the year.
One proven way of making a difference is to act on a local level to break down barriers that lead to racist attitudes and behaviour. These barriers can include:
- Racial stereotyping
- Ignorance of other cultures
- Excluding practices
- The idea that any one culture or racial group is superior to another
This year’s SRTRC Fortnight of Action will once again see players in Wales show their support for the anti-racist cause. Action at games will include:
- Players wearing SRtRC RED T-shirts
- Players ‘RED card’ action at WPL games
- Anti-racist tannoy announcements
- Articles in match programmes
- Articles on club websites
- Unveiling of anti-racist stadium hoardings
- Involvement with local clubs and communities
Football is a sport that is followed by all, and should be an enjoyable experience for all, whatever their racial or ethnic background.
We hope you enjoy the game this weekend and ask you to support the player’s action before kick-off.
“This season will again see the clubs unite in actions prior to kickoff and all clubs are to host an event with young children using the players as role models talking to pupils about their experiences, this is a big step towards stopping racism in the play ground and in the community.”Jason Webber – SRtRC Wales Campaign Worker
"The Fortnight of Action, which Show Racism the Red Card coordinates in Wales, is a hugely important event in the Football Calendar. The Football Association of Wales believes that the support from its clubs during this campaign, will help to educate and re-educate football fans of all ages in order to stamp out the threat of Racism in the terraces and on the football pitches in Wales." Andrew Howard, FAW Head of Competitions
Read more about the Show Racism the Red Card Fortnight of Action on the Show Racism the Red Card Wales website
15 October 2010