TUC Northern are working with Show Racism the Red Card this autumn to run an anti-racism ambassador programme to help union reps and members to effectively challenge discrimination.
The on-line workshops for trade union reps, activists and members will run on six consecutive Tuesdays, 13 October to 17 November, 12.00-13.15 pm
Beth Farhat, Regional Secretary with TUC Northern, said;
We're delighted to announce we're working closely again with Show Racism the Red Card who have over 22 years of experience of educating and campaigning against racism.”
Following on from the regional ambassador programme we have developed a series of six on-line workshops designed to support trade union reps, activists and members to effectively challenge discrimination and prejudice in the workplace and in society.”
The programme will also include a discussion on anti-Semitism and the emergence of the black lives matter movement.
The sessions will be conducted via Zoom and each week, the participants will take part in workshops delivered by Show Racism the Red Card staff.
The programme of sessions cover:
1 Barriers to prejudice and the role of unconscious bias – 13 October
An exploration of the barriers to tackling prejudice in the workplace and throughout society. This section will look at the causes and consequences of prejudice and discrimination, the impact of unconscious bias and privilege on our thought processes, and why it is important to utilise critical thinking skills to counteract the influence of media, rumours and myths.
2 The Role of Law and Legislation - 20 October
This overview will look at the 9 protected characteristics and explore the ways in which legislation and the law are designed to support a reduction in prejudice and protect individuals both if they are targets of prejudice, but also as up standers and responders to incidents of discrimination.
3 Recognising and Responding to Prejudicial Incidents – 27 October
This session aims to help participants feel more confident recognising prejudicial incidents and ensure that they understand the value of responding appropriately to such incidents. The workshop will also reinforce and extend knowledge regarding the appropriate steps to take if an incident arises.
4 Effective Challenge – 3 November
This session looks at effective ways to challenge prejudicial actions, behaviours and statements we may witness. It is a combination of material contained within the Recognising and Responding / Embedding Workshops.
5 Recognising and Responding to Hate Crime – 10 November
This session aims to help participants feel more confident recognising hate crime and ensure that they understand the value of responding appropriately to hate incidents. The workshop will also reinforce and extend knowledge regarding the appropriate steps to take if an incident arises.
6 Allyship – 17 November
Allyship provides the opportunity to better support members of your work/friendship group who may be from marginalised groups. This workshop will help people recognise the power and influence they may have, and how this can be best utilised to take effective action to help provide a more inclusive workplace / society.
Participants are encouraged to complete workshop 1 before moving onto the others as this gives a good introduction to the rest of the programme. To get the most out of the programme it is recommended that participants attend all sessions wherever possible.
Confirmation and joining instructions will be sent out the day before each workshop session. Please check your inbox and junk mail.
Click here to find out more information and to register.