29 April 2013
Every year a charity called "Show Racism the Red Card" holds a reward ceremony for various things. This year several TY students entered competitions from that charity with various written entries.
Several sport stars were at the ceremony that supported the same ideas as that charity such as:
Irish scrum-half Eoin Reddan.Former Ireland international Kevin Kilbane.Dublin GAA legends Jason Sherlock, Phil McMahon, and Cliodhra O'Connor.Bosnian-born women's basketball super league star Indira Kaljo.Molduuan-born RTE children's representative Diana Bunici.We also had a special speaker Minister for Justice Alan Shatter TD.
Many schools from all over Ireland came to attend this award cermony. We heard about some racist incidents that happened throughout the years in sports such as GAA, basketball and football. We've been told that this cannot continue and means have been put in place to prevent and counter any racist incidents that might happen in the future.
Several 4th year students: Jason Flynn, Eoin Redmond, Jacek Szalkowski and Anees Niazi have entered this competition with written entries about "De La Salle College" and how racism can be stopped. Unfortunately we didn't get to be the winners but just being there and listening to the speakers was a great experience. Special thanks to Ms Lowry who made it possible for us to be there and take part in it.
About "Show Racism the Red Card" Charity
Show Racism the Red Card is an anti-racist charity that has been growing from 1995 when Shaka Hislop donated £50 to a local anti-racism campaign in Newcastle upon Tyne. Show Racism the Red Card is now present in United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Ireland.
The aim of this organisation is to use education to reduce racism. The support of the Gaelic Players Association and Irish Rugby Union Players Association is of great importance as this support made many campaigns successful.
Show Racism the Red Card requires volunteers to help build the message of the project. Their volunteer policy broadly outlines how they see the role of volunteers in their organisation. Currently the charity is looking for campaign, media and fundraising volunteers.