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Show Racism the Red Card

Newsletter March 2015
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We had some technical problems with our hosting service, we may have missed some email over the last few days, so if you have been in contact in contact, send us an email info@theredcard.ie and this time we will receive.

 
UN Anti Racism Day 

This Saturday March 21st is UN Anti Racism Day.   There are activities happening to mark this occasion around the country, which you can see on this link. http://enarireland.org/enar-irelands-network-celebrates-two-weeks-of-anti-racism/

On March 21st 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid "pass laws". 
http://www.un.org/en/events/racialdiscriminationday/background.shtml

Polska Eire Festival
On March 29th, Ireland play Poland in a crucial European Championship qualifier.  In the two weeks up to this date,  the first ever Polish/ Irish festival is taking place.    The match has been the catalyst for a whole range of activities celebrating the contribution of Polish and Irish together in Ireland.   Can your group do something to mark the occasion of this festival?  More information about Polish Irish Festival 

SRTRC Creative Competition
We trust this information is useful to you.  One of the great things about this competition, is that it is an invitation to schools and youth services to be creative in responding to racism..  The response is varied in every way.  Each year, we have been impressed with the lengths that some go to develop their anti-racism message.

If you have not started yet, here is a guide on what you can do:
1.  Show the SRTRC DVD 18minutes
2. Follow this up with our fun table quiz with your group- 20 minutes
3. Do activity 4- Exploring Prejudice  10 minutes
All of the above can be done in 1 hour - for the second session, you can 
4. Invite your group to draw pictures on the themes of your discussion eg racism, prejudice, discrimination
or Invite your group to write their thoughts on the themes eg racism, prejudice, discrimination

March 28th is the deadline- Please ensure you get your work submitted by then. It will be hard to extend the deadline because there is a tight timeline to the awards day.  
As with last year, we have 2 free tickets to an Ireland Senior Soccer international (Ireland V Georgia in September) for every group that submits work.

Volunteers Needed
April 20th is the awards ceremony at the AVIVA stadium and we need a team of volunteers to help out on the day, with receiving guests, organising  displays and helping to ensure this event of 500 runs smoothly.  It promises to be a great experience.  We will provide a lunch on the day.  Email us if you can help out from between 10:30 and 3pm on April 20th.

 

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