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.
pictures: Kai Kuusisto