Members of the FARE Network are to deliver a seminar on “Football, Culture and Anti-racism” at the European Social Forum, in Florence. The seminar will be delivered by Piara Power (Kick It Out, UK) and Carlo Balestri (Progetto Ultrà, Italy), both of FARE; together with the Black Racial Attacks Network (UK) and the band “Asian Dub Foundation”. Separately, Daniela Conti (Unione Italiano Sport Per Tutti – UISP, Italy) will be coordinating a workshop at the forum.
The ESF is a significant gathering of grassroots political organisations and activist. Although many there will already be involved in anti-racist work, this is an excellent opportunity to present the situation that currently exists within football.