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When? Wednesday 22nd October (6.30pm)

Where? Impact Hub King’s Cross, 34b York Way, London, N1 9AB

Tax: Free

Register: Email [email protected] (put Beesotted/Diversity in the Subject)

Our society is made up of all sorts of wonderful people. Male. Female. Black. White. Asian. South East Asian. Hispanic. Eastern European. Gay. Straight. Transgender. Disabled – both ‘traditionally’ disabled and those with ‘hidden’ disability. Plus many many more.

Do our terraces truly reflect the society we live in? … realistically ?? ….

If not, why not???

What can football authorities … football clubs … football fans …. potential new fans can do to change this???

The Football Supporters Federation and Kick It Out will host ‘Football fans and anti-discrimination’ – an evening which gives supporters the chance to discuss discrimination on and off the terraces and how we can challenge it in the modern context.

Endemic, wide-scale discrimination in the stands of the English leagues is thankfully a thing of the past. But that doesn’t mean isolated incidents don’t need to be challenged. How can fans take this on?

This free event forms part of Football Against Racism Eurpoe’s (FARE) Football People action weeks which see thousands of anti-racist activities and initiatives take place across Europe.

The FSF have pulled together a great panel which will be taking questions from the audience.

After the event there’ll be the chance to network and meet fans from other clubs.

“My role at the FSF and in partnership Kick It Out is to encourage more diversity and help improve understanding among supporters when it comes to embracing difference,”

“This promises to be a great night in a relaxed and informal environment, where people can discuss discrimination and football in a positive and engaging manner.”
Anwar Uddin, Diversity and Campaigns Manager at the FSF

Fans for Diversity challenges discrimination in all its forms. Be that racism, homophobia, sexism, or attitudes towards disabled supporters.

If you’d like to find out more or arrange an event at your football club email [email protected].

Panel:

• Anwar Uddin, the FSF’s Diversity and Campaigns Manager (West Ham United fan),
• Billy Grant, member of the FSF’s National Council (Brentford fan and Beesotted & FootballFanCam writer and videoblogger)
• Carrie Dunn, freelance journalist (Luton Town fan)
• Mark Doidge, Lecturer of Sociology and Sport at the University of Brighton (Plymouth Argyle fan)
• Pavinder Samra, member of the Punjabi Rams (Derby County)
• Troy Townsend, Kick It Out’s Education and Development Manager (Spurs fan)

You can find more information on this event on the Football Supporters Federation website.

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