Exchange Chambers hosts Show Racism the Red Card meeting

September 25, 2014

Exchange Chambers was delighted to host a fringe event by Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) during the Labour Party Conference 2014 in Manchester. SRtRC is the UK’s anti-racism educational charity, established in 1996. The campaign works with over 50,000 young people in the UK annually.

The event was designed to provide information about the campaign’s work, the challenges in educating the nation’s young people and adults about the issue and how you can help ensure this vital work continues.

The meeting was Chaired by Beth Farhat, Regional Secretary for Northern TUC.  Guest speakers included:

  • Gordon Taylor OBE, PFA Chief Executive & SRtRC Hall of Fame member
  • Richard Howitt MEP, Labour MEP for the East of England
  • Clive Efford MP, Shadow Minister for Sport
  • Jim Murphy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development
  • John Beresford, former Newcastle United player & SRtRC patron
  • Howard Gayle, former Liverpool & Sunderland player & SRtRC patron
  • Ged Grebby, Founder & Chief Executive, SRtRC
  • Stephen Cavalier, Chief Executive, Thompsons Solicitors
  • Dave Anderson MP, Member of Parliament for Blaydon

Ged Grebby, Founder and Chief Executive, SRtRC, said:

“Racism has changed in the last 18 years. The rise of Islamophobia and a rise in racism experienced by asylum seekers, migrants and Gypsy, Roma and traveller groups, mean that this issue is still all too present in UK society. Education is the key to challenging racism and changing attitudes. SRtRC has a proud history of producing resources and delivering education work with young people and adults which achieve that aim.”