Nasc’s Anti-Racism Toolkit for schools

Mon, April 13, 2015

SAMSUNGNasc believes that education about the impact of racism is essential to combating discrimination and promoting integration. A part of the “Cork City Social Inclusion Project”, we have developed an anti-racism toolkit for schools. The project was co-financed by the European Commission under the European Integration Fund as a means of raising awareness and building the capacity of young people to engage with anti-racism measures.

The toolkit was recently launched at our ‘Cork Rocks Against Racism’ event in March 2015 to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

The toolkit was designed in collaboration with an anti-racism youth group which met at Nasc during the summer of 2014. This youth group highlighted areas which were of particular importance for young people and, with the assistance of filmmaker Sam Whelan-Curtin, they developed an anti-racism DVD which is included in the toolkit. You can view the video here.

The objective of the toolkit is to provide information about racism and discrimination, how it impacts us, and how to tackle it. It includes information about a range of issues and also group exercises and activities for students to take part in. The issues covered include: human rights, the meaning of racism, racism in schools, and online hate speech.

The toolkit is ideally suited for secondary school teachers to workshop with their students, but can be adapted for any educational level or informational setting.

To obtain a copy of the toolkit email requesting a copy be posted out.