Southend United FC will host over 70 young people from local schools on Thursday 16th October for an educational event with Show Racism the Red Card.
Year five and six pupils will take part in a carousel of educational workshops delivered by the anti-racism campaign and Southend United Community Education Trust at Roots Hall.
Later, the young people will see a screening of the Show Racism the Red Card film and take part in a question and answer session about racism with Ben Coker and Josh Banton. Former professional footballers Steven Kabba and Lionel Morgan will deliver some of the educational work on the day, alongside SRtRC sessional worker, Leviathen Hendricks.
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card said “The educational events with football clubs are one of the highlights of our work. It’s brilliant to be able to work with Southend United FC on this kind of event again. The club are long-standing supporters of the campaign.
“Show Racism the Red Card are aiming to work with 50 football clubs during the 2014-15 season on events like this, in England alone.”
The educational events at football clubs allow young people to experience a first hand interaction with anti-racism role models in the form of professional footballers and spend time thinking critically about this important issue.
During the 2013-14 season the campaign held 38 events in England, attended by 79 professional footballers and managers and educating 3,230 young people.
More information on the work of Show Racism the Red Card can be found on their website here