Notts County Foundation hosted a Show Racism the Red Card event at Meadow Lane. The event brought together local schools and communities to promote racial equality and challenge discrimination in all its forms.
- Hosted almost 100 young people from local schools
- Goodie bags given out
- Educational workshops
The Show Racism the Red Card campaign is a UK-based charity that aims to tackle racism through education. It works with schools, youth clubs, and grassroots football teams to educate young people about the dangers of racism and discrimination. The campaign uses football as a vehicle to engage young people, with the aim of promoting social cohesion and equality. Notts County Foundation has a long-standing commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in football and wider society and work with young people in the local community to deliver a range of educational and sporting activities that promote physical and mental wellbeing. The event was a natural fit for the Foundation, given our strong focus on education and community engagement.
The event brought together almost 100 young people from local schools, who participated in a range of activities designed to promote racial equality and challenge discrimination. These activities included workshops on the impact of racism, exploring cultural differences and similarities, and promoting respect for diversity. The young people also had the opportunity to meet and hear from members of Kick It Out, who shared their own experiences and knowledge. The event was a huge success, with the young people engaging enthusiastically with the workshops and activities. The Foundation hopes that the event will have a lasting impact on the young people who participated, promoting a culture of respect, inclusion, and equality in the local community.
In a statement following the event, Sarah McCamphill, Sport and Inclusion Manager at Notts County Foundation said: “We are delighted to have hosted the Show Racism the Red Card event at Meadow Lane. We believe that education is key to tackling racism and discrimination, and we are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all our work. We hope that the young people who participated in the event will take the lessons they have learned back to their schools and communities, and help to build a better society for all.”
Overall, our partnership event with Notts County Foundation and Show Racism the Red Card was a great success, highlighting the importance of education in promoting racial equality and challenging discrimination.