Young people from Arsenal in the Community programme ask the questions!
Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) have begun updating the campaign’s central anti racism education film by interviewing current professional footballers keen to share their experiences and advice on the subject of racism.
The current version of the film and the associated education pack which features a wide range of auditory, visual and kinaesthetic activities to engage all learners, were developed and published in 2012, and the ongoing update comes as a response to the constant evolution of racism within society.
Throughout the anti racism education charity’s 18 year history, SRtRC have used the profile and role model status of professional footballers to help engage young people in safe and non-judgmental discussions about racism and prejudice.
Thanks to sponsorship from Unite the Union and the National Union of Teachers, filming for the updated anti-racism education film has begun; with the campign interviewing key players and managers from a number of professional clubs.
Abou Diaby and Mathieu Flamini join a growing list of role-models to be interviewed for the resource including Cesc Fabregas, Eniola Aluko, Joe Allen, Chris Smalling and Steph Houghton.
The Arsenal players were interviewed by two young people involved in Arsenal in the Community education programmes.
Topics which we will be examined by the updated film include:
• Experiences of racism in society and how best to deal with it.
• Advice to young people suffering from racism.
• The benefits of working in a multi-cultural work environment.
• Islamophobia and public perceptions of Muslims
• Immigration: some positive stories of migration.
• Where does racism come from?
• Campaigning against racism.
Stay tuned to the website for further updates on progress with Show Racism the Red Card’s anti-racism education film. SRtRC would like to thank major sponsors Unite the Union and the National Union of Teachers once again for their continue support.