Durham Commissioner Shows Racism the Red Card
Ron Hogg, Durham’s Police and Crime Commissioner took part in a Show Racism the Red Card event on Tuesday at St James’ Park to help teach young people the dangers of racism.
Pupils from Catchgate Primary in Stanley, Co Durham and Canning Street Primary in Newcastle also attended to take part in a range of anti-racism workshops as well as watching a screening of a Show Racism the Red Card film.
The pupils also had the chance question a panel which included Mr Hogg and Newcastle United players Gael Bigirimana and James Tavernier aswell as former Newcastle United players Olivier Bernard, John Anderson, Steve Howey and Richard Offiong.
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card said:
“The aims of these events are to familiarise young people with the causes and consequences of racism and enable them to develop good relationships and respect the differences between people, regardless of ethnicity.
I would like to thank Mr Hogg for coming along to the event and showing his support. It was great to have him on the panel and he gave the young people valuable information on how racism is tackled from a policing perspective”.
Commenting on the event, Mr Hogg said:
“This was a fantastic event and I would like to say well done to all of the young people who attended the workshops. They participated well and they were able to gain a better understanding of the effects of racism. I believe it will help young people prepare to play an active role as good citizens in a growing multi-racial and multi-cultural society”
Posted on Thursday 7th November 2013