Supporting Show Racism The Red Card

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2008 National Delegate Conference
1 February 2008

Conference welcomes the President’s choice of Show Racism The Red Card as her project for her term of office.

Show Racism The Red Card is an anti-racist educational charity. Its aim is to combat racism through enabling role models, who are predominantly but not exclusively footballers, to present an anti-racist message to young people and others. UNISON has been a long-term supporter of the charity.

Show Racism The Red Card pursues its aim through:

1)producing educational resources;

2)developing activities to encourage people, including young people, to challenge racism;

3)challenging racism in the game of football and other sports.

This Conference believes that encouraging young people to challenge racism is an essential part of our anti-racist work. It also enables us to raise the profile of UNISON as a trade union and anti-racist organisation at the same time.

This Conference calls on the National Executive Council to encourage all branches to:

a)commit a regular monthly sum through standing order to support the work of Show Racism The Red Card;

b)Approach their employers to:

i)implement charitable pay-roll giving arrangments, if not already in place;

ii)publicise Show Racism the Red Card (Reg. Charity No. 1116971) as a potential beneficiary for such arrangements.

c)publicise Show Racism the Red Card to their members;

d)liaise with Show Racism the Red Card to organise local joint anti-racist events.