Fimu at Naisten 10 -event in Helsinki


Fimu and its member organizations took part in Naisten 10 -event in Helsinki 24.5.2015. A total of 11 women from Arabialaisen kulttuurin yhdistys Äs-sänbil, Yökoris, HNMKY and Fimu ry joined the jogging path.

In the beginning the group divided into three groups and route passed either jogging or walking. Participants wore Punainen kortti rasismille t-shirts and got a lot of positive feedback. People gave encouragement to the participants and told them to keep up the good and important work. At the end of the day groups gathered together to share the feelings of the day. All in all 16 000 women took part in the Naisten 10 -event.
Thank you all the participants for the nice day together!



Show Racism the Red Card -seminar 23.4.2015

Show Racism the Red Card -seminar was organized in Hotel Arthur in Helsinki. There were 39 participants from seven different cities. The seminar got a lot of positive feedback from the participants. The rich content of the seminar and speakers from grassroots operators till top-level operators ensured that each listener had interesting and educational presentations to listen during the day.

The day started with Hannu Tolonen from Ministry of Education and Culture. After that Mourad Bentaleb and Sara Hirn from FIMU spoke about the on-going projects in Show Racism the Red Card -project.

Researcher Jyrki Ruohomäki from University of Tampere gave presentation about science perspectives on racism in sports. Michaela Moua from City of Vantaa/09HHR spoke about the equality project called Sporttia Kaikille. Entrepreneur and journalist Renaz Ebrahimi spoke about Idrott som integreringsresurs -seminar and also her thoughts about women/girls in sports.

After lunch there was a panel discussion with athletes/sport actives led by Niko Clarence Pesonen. Speakers were Engelbert Duma Avenido, Patrick Bantamoi, Renaz Ebrahimi, Michaela Moua and Babatunde Wusu. They discussed about their experiences in equality in sports and how it is to be a role-model to younger ones.

Markus Juhola from Jalkapallon Pelaajayhdistys gave presentation and after that Peter Kariuki from ETNO led the conversation about the role of sports organizations in promoting the good relations. The day ended with Karoliina Ketola from Valo, who spoke about the opportunities of equality planning in sports.

Thank you all the participants for an interesting seminar-day.

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pictures: Kai Kuusisto

Show Racism the Red Card – Bowling

FIMU ry, Suomen Keilailuliitto, Helsingin Bowlingliitto and Helsinginkadun Fun Bowling got together with Show Racism the Red Card -project. They invited over 40 people to try bowling in Kallio. The group had people from various cultural backgrounds from Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa.

Bowling wasn’t familiar to the participants and many tried it for the first time. At first they learned some basic infos about bowling and got advices from professional bowling instructors. The amount of knocked down bowling pins grew quickly. The atmosphere was enthusiastic and participants gave a lot of positive feedback from the day.

Keilaaja-magazine wrote about the event in May issue.


Show Racism the Red Card sports day


Fimu and its member organizations organized Show Racism the Red Card sports day March 21 in Kallion urheilutalo, Helsinki. Also Helsingin Latu and Helsingin Bowlingliitto were part of the event.

First thing on the program was mother-child sports which was led by Khilood Mansoor. After that Sambo ry made a show and Eteri Sarre taught floorball for families. Adults futsal tournament was played with teams: Vantaan Suomen ja Georgian ystävyys- ja kulttuuriyhdistys, Ethio-Fin ry, VFT, Saykus ry sekä FC Safari Junior Club.

Fun Bowling organized bowling with the help of  Helsinki Bowlingliitto, Khilood Mansoor and FC Safari Junior Club/Mohamed. Outdoors participants had chance to practice nordic walking with Alina Soikkanen and Helsingin Latu.

The day was successful and gave many participants chance to try out new sports.

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Punainen kortti rasismille -hankkeen tapahtumia syksyllä 2014!


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PKR -hanke on näkynyt useissa tapahtumissa kesän ja syksyn aikana vuonna 2014.

Rasismin vastaista sanomaa vietiin eteenpäin useilla paikkakunnilla jalkapallonVeikkausliigassa, Tampereella Tyttöjen lentopallon EM-karsintaturnauksessa, Katusählyn finaaliturnauksessa Helsingin Narinkkatorilla ja Olympiastadionilla Yleisurheilun Suomi-Ruotsi maaottelussa. Osallistujia ja katsojia näissä tapahtumissa oli yhteensä reilusti yli tuhat.

Fimu ja Punainen kortti rasismille -hanke olivat myös mukana yhteistyötahona Helsingin Kaupungin ja Moniheli ry:n SPARK 14 -tapahtumassa. Tapahtuma esitteli maahanmuuttajien mahdollisuuksista osallistua järjestöjen toimintaan pääkaupunkiseudun alueella. Järjestöjä osallistui tapahtumaan useita kymmeniä ja kävijöitä kertyi yli 300.

Tulevia Punainen kortti rasismille -tapahtumia ovat mm.Folkhälsanin järjestämä Idrott som integreringsresurs -seminaari Vaasassa 14.11.2014 ja Super Cheer cheerleading kilpailu Vantaan Energia-Areenalla 15.11.2014.

Show Racism the Red Card – FC Honka 1-1 FF Jaro

The first game of the respect campaign took place yesterday, where FC Honka made the first exchange of a baton, which contained an anti-racism manuscript, to the players on the visiting side, FF Jaro.

Over 3000 fair trade bananas were offered to fans attending the match to support the ant-racism message as a theme, based on last weeks match, which saw Barcelona player Dani Alvesia eat the banana the opponents fan threw at him last week.

The match ended in a tie FC Honka 1-1 FF Jaro…..Now FF Jaro will continue the passing of the baton in Thursdays match against VPS!


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Show Racism the Red Card – Finland – Seminar, 2014

The Finnish Multicultural Sports Federations ’Show Racism the Red Card’ organised a seminar on the role of education and Sport in combating racism and had a fantastic turnout. The Minister of Culture and Sport State Secretary, Mr Jarmo Linden made the opening speech and emphasised the importance of education and sport in supporting the message against racism.

There were many fantastic presentation ranging from sports such as football, basketball, ice hockey and athletics. It was also nice to hear how the Nordic countries plan to develop Show Racism the Red Card in their plans in future cooperation. Finally, we ended the day off with representatives of two key international schools (Helsinki international school and Turku international school) and show racism the red card from Ireland who shared their experiences to help form open-ended discussions. Now let’s move to the next level and put these fantastic ideas into action!!! 

Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible!

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News 2014

Fimu’s ’Show Racism the Red card’ campaign is excited to announce its guest speakers for the seminar ’The Role of Education and Sport in Combating Racism’ 20.3.2014
The idea is create an open-learning environment so that people can share ideas and learn from each other

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Espoo Blues become the first ice hockey club in Finland to introduce ’Show Racism the Red Card’. A fantastic display with all of those involved!


Finland leads Europe: over 10 SRTRC-Games in the Finnish football league

Finland leads Europe: over 10 SRTRC-Games in the Finnish football league

Hi SRTRC supporters,

We are very glade today to inform you about all good news from Finland concerning the Show Racism The Red Card as the main and only campaign supported by the Ministry of culture and sport delivering anti-racism work in the top levels of sports.

13.9.2013: HJK - IFK Mariehamn
13.9.2013: HJK – IFK Mariehamn

After the success of the ”toward more tolerance ” seminar in Helsinki -April 2013- where the Minister of Culture and Sport Paavo Arhinmäki stated: ”No one should suffer because of his or her background. Fimu has successfully launched SRTRC campaign in Finnish football fields, we support Fimu’s work and this is a good example of an international model to integrate immigrants using sport”, here is small summary about the big activities that comes after:

Thanks to the league Football Clubs family, Fimu has organized over 10 games in the Finnish league only and much more games in all other levels such named SRTRC -games to show up the anti-racism message for example:

27.6.2013 RoPS Rovaniemi – FC HonkaEspoo

6.7.2013 RoPS – KuPS Kuopio

27.7.2013 FF Jaro Pietarsaari – VPS Vaasa

17.8.2013 JJK -Jyväskylä – KuPS (Finnish Cup)

25.8.2013 JJK- Jyväskylä – FC Lahti

1.9.2013 Global football tournament 2013 TAS ry Tampere

3.9.2013 KuPS – TPS 13.9.2013 HJK – IFK Mariehamn

22.9.2013 MYPA- FC Lahti

26.10.2013 FC Inter – Honka (Fare week game)

26.10.2013 FC Lahti-TPS (Fare week game)

So the campaign takes place in more than 10 cities from South to North of Finland.


22.9.2013. MYPA- FC Lahti

Also the activities been reported in all main local newspapers and medias and some parts been shown in TV like Finnish MTV3.

Fimu and Players Union have launched an educational tour in the refugees centers where Fimu takes part in introducing the SRTRC and addressing the anti-racism through football with participation of many famous league players. Fimu and Players Union continue the SRTRC Nordic campaign that started since 2005.

for more details or media materials, we are happy to deliver them when needed.