AGAINST RACISM IN THE STADIUMS

The "Never Again" Association from Poland is launching a new CD with an antiracist message. This time it is focused on the fight against racism in the sport field - the CD"s title is "Let"s kick racism out of the stadiums", it is released in co-operation with Jimmy Jazz Records. Well known Polish, German and Italian bands contributed their songs.

The CD is one of initiatives undertaken during the Action Week of Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE), that lasted from 12 April till 20 April 2002. This season"s extended week of activities and events in and around football stadiums across Europe looks set to be the biggest demonstration to date by the football family against racism and xenophobia in the world"s most popular game.

In addition, "Never Again" in cooperation with "Polish Humanitarian Action" is distributing antiracist info leaflets and posters featuring the first Polish black player in the national team, Emmanuel Olisadebe, to over 2,000 schools as well as fans during the Action Week. The Association is also collecting signatures supporting a petition to Polish sports authorities demanding action against racism and anti-Semitism in stadiums.

The "Never Again" Association is an independent antiracist organization, not linked to any political party. One of its campaigns "Let"s kick racism out of the stadiums" aims at raising the level of antiracist sensitivity among football fans. "Never Again" is the Polish partner of the international network Football Against Racism in Europe.

Stowarzyszenie "NIGDY WIECEJ" - "NEVER AGAIN" Association
PO Box 6, 03-700 Warszawa 4

http://www.farenet.org