Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) is anti-racism and anti-discrimination programme. Show Racism the Red Card uses the power of football and the status of football players to help tackle racism and other forms of discrimination in society. We have developed an educational programme addressing racism and other forms of discrimination in society. The educational programme focuses on what racism and discrimination are, where that comes from and how it affects people.

When tackling racism and discrimination, we believe education is key. This is where one can have the most impact and create a new generation that is aware of discrimination and ready to address social inequalities. We have created an anti-racism and anti-discrimination programme, consisting of different workshops to be delivered to 7 to 15 year-olds. The basis of that programme consists of a teachers’ manual and a children workbook, accompanied by communication support such as posters on anti-discrimination. The workbook is divided in 5 main topics.

The first topic focuses on racism. In this chapter there are exercises that help students understand racism and the effects thereof, through the use of examples. The next chapter addresses differences and similarities between us. Prejudice and the so-called implicit bias and how to challenge those concepts are addressed, as well as norms and values. Afterwards, there are two chapters on religion and symbols and LGBTQ+ and homophobia. They provide an introduction to a few of the major religions and their symbols and will give insight in different sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions, while also addressing concepts such as homophobia, transphobia and biphobia.  The final topic is racism and discrimination in sport. It addresses the specific kind of discrimination in sport, especially in football, and reminds the reader of the unique power sport has to bring people together and tackle discrimination. 

Are you interested in delivering this programme, or parts of the programme? Find more information here.


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