The Club hosted a Show Racism the Red Card educational event at Emirates Stadium on Thursday, February 28, involving 90 young people from local primary schools, Laycock School and Montem School.
The students had the opportunity to explore issues around racism through taking part in anti-racism workshops delivered by Show Racism the Red Card and Arsenal in the Community. They also watched a Show Racism The Red Card film and participated in a Q&A session with former Arsenal midfielder Paul Davis, Chelsea Ladies star Edda Gardarsdottir, comedian Ava Vidal and former professionals Bobby Barnes, Clint Easton, Osei Sankofa and Paul Mortimer.
Ged Grebby, chief executive of Show Racism the Red Card, said: “Arsenal FC have been very supportive of the Show Racism the Red Card campaign in recent years and we are really pleased to be holding this event in partnership with them and Islington Council. It will educate young people and help them to understand that there is no place for racism in today’s society.”
Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis said: “We are delighted to host the Show Racism the Red Card event at Emirates Stadium and work with the campaign to educate young people. The Club wholeheartedly embraces equality and diversity through the Arsenal for Everyone initiative and we are delighted to support the campaign’s anti-racism message.”