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    Wednesday, October 22, 2008 12:17:00 PM

    Show Racism the Red Card Scotland Fortnight of Action 16th-30th OCTOBER, 2008

    THE FORTNIGHT OF ACTION AS A CATALYST
    A major aim of the Fortnight of Action is to encourage antiracist
    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. There are
    other organisations including schools and community groups
    that look to the Fortnight of Action for ideas and inspirations.
    Days of Action were undertaken by the Scottish Hockey Union
    and the Scottish Junior Football Association following the
    model developed by the SPL and SFL events.

    ACTING LOCALLY
    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:
    1 - racial stereotyping
    2 - ignorance of other cultures
    3 - excluding practices
    4 - the idea that any one culture or racial group is superior to another

    SRTRC ACTION GRANTS
    This year, Show Racism the Red Card are again awarding grants
    of up to £1,000 for the development of community-based
    projects that can demonstrate the following criteria:
    1 - active involvement of local minority population
    2 - anti-racist educational value involving young people
    3 - partnership work with other local agencies
    4 - project must take place within the Fortnight of Action
    Show Racism the Red Card is once again calling upon people
    from all sections of the community to take a united stand
    against racism. Statistics show a year on year increase in
    reported racist incidents in Scotland. Gone are the days when
    racism is based only on colour, with racism towards asylum
    seekers, refugees, migrant workers, the Irish and English
    communities also occurring on a daily basis.

    PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL
    This year’s SRTRC Fortnight of Action will once again see
    Scotland’s top players put aside their rivalry for the
    anti-racist cause.
    Action at games will include:
    1 - players ‘red card’ action at SPL and SFL games
    2 - players wearing SRTRC t-shirts during warm-ups, training
    sessions
    3 - anti-racist tannoy announcements
    4 - articles in match programmes
    5 - articles on club websites
    6 - unveiling of anti-racist stadium hoardings
    7 - involvement with local minority ethnic projects/fans
    anti-racist initiatives

    GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL ACTION
    Teams at all levels take a stand
    SRTRC wants to engage with, and provide assistance to,
    groups who have been traditionally excluded from football as
    part of this year’s Fortnight of Action.
    Assistance is available through the SRTRC Action Grants
    scheme, SRTRC resources, and red cards are available free to
    schools, local, amateur and junior leagues to join the pro
    players ‘showing racism the red card’ before kick-off.

    INTERCULTURAL FOOTBALLING ORGANISATIONS
    As part of our drive to increase minority ethnic representation
    in football, SRTRC are looking to support the development of
    local intercultural football initiatives involving young people.
    SRTRC Action Grant applications are particularly welcome from
    groups directly affected by racism and discrimination, and
    from non-statutory organisations that can demonstrate they
    meet the criteria set out in the application guidelines.

    WOMEN’S, LGBT, DISABILITY FOOTBALL
    SRTRC are keen to encourage all sectors of society to
    participate in the game without fear or discrimination.
    We want to actively encourage the participation of girls/women’s
    football teams, LGBT groups and disability groups to actively
    participate in this year’s Fortnight of Action.
    SRTRC Action Grant applications are particularly welcome from
    groups directly affected by racism and discrimination, and
    from non-statutory organisations that can demonstrate they
    meet the criteria set out in the application guidelines.


    Show Racism the Red Card
    1-3 Woodside Crescent, Glasgow G3 7UJ
    Tel: 0141 332 8566
    Email: info@theredcardscotland.org
    Web: www.theredcardscotland.org
    Registered charity number: 1116971.
    Registered Company number: 5834708
     

     



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