Who are Show Racism the Red Card?
Show Racism the Red Card is the UK’s leading anti-racism educational charity and were established in January 1996. The organisation uses the high profile status of football and football players to help tackle racism in society. Show Racism the Red Card deliver training to over 50,000 individuals each year in schools, workplaces and events held in football stadiums.
Unite the union is proud to support Show Racism the Red Card. You can find out more about the organisation and the work they do at www.theredcard.org
What is ‘Wear Red Day’?
Wear Red Day takes place this year on 21st October. The day is just one of the many ways that people can get involved in supporting Show Racism the Red Card.
The aim of the day is to show a united front against racism by wearing something red and donating £1 to the campaign. It can be as simple as a red tshirt, or you could be more creative and design a unique outfit.
How can you get involved?
There are lots of ways you can get involved on Wear Red Day. You can wear something red, you can encourage members of your branch or workplace to wear something red too.
But it doesn’t have to necessarily stop there. Other things you could do include:
- running a stall or event in your workplace to promote Show Racism the Red Card
- organising something like a cake sale
- display posters around your workplace promoting Show Racism the Red Card
- do a sponsored challenge.
There are resources for you to use in your workplace available to download. If you require any resources printing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Show Racism the Red Card in our region, please contact the Unite the union regional equalities officer, Sue Pollard