'Never Again' exhibition promotes anti-discrimination in Polish Parliament
An anti-discrimination football exhibition created by the ‘Never Again’ Association (NAA) was opened in the main hall of the Polish Parliament yesterday (19 February).
The NAA is an anti-racist, educational, research and monitoring organisation established in Poland in 1996. The opening ceremony for the event was hosted by Deputy Speaker Wanda
Nowicka, Poland’s leading campaigner against discrimination and for women’s rights.
The exhibition entitled ‘Let’s Kick Racism out of the Stadiums’ celebrates football as a force which unites people irrespective of their ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
It showcases the multi-cultural history of football in Poland and the contribution of ethnic minority players to the Polish game. The exhibition will be displayed for a full week during the
Parliament in-session and will be seen by hundreds of visitors.
The opening ceremony was also attended by, among others, Equality Minister Agnieszka Kozlowska-Rajewicz and Artur Gorczynski, MP for the Parliamentary Committee on Physical Culture, Sports and Tourism.
In 2009, working alongside UEFA and the FARE network, NAA set up the East Europe Monitoring Centre documenting racism and xenophobia across the region.
Three years later it implemented the ‘RESPECT Diversity – Football Unites’ social responsibility project accompanying the European Football Championships in Poland and Ukraine.
To find out more about the organisation click here.