SC Aleviten Paderborn kicks of an European wide series of Changing the Chants events on antisemitism in Football.
SC Aleviten Paderborn was founded in 2012. It is committed to the motto “Integration through sport”. Their door is open to all people. Migrants, refugees, socially disadvantaged people and people with handicaps find a place and a community with them. They are there for all people, no matter what religion, origin, orientation, etc. and are committed to diversity. They are committed to diversity because diversity is important to their club.
Verani Kartum chairman of SC Aleviten Paderborn says:
“Die Vielfalt einer Gesellschaft ist der Reichtum der Zukunft. Bei uns steht keiner im Abseits.“
(“The diversity of a society is the wealth of the future. With us, no one is left out”)
The good work of the club is widely acknowledged, their project “Paths of Remembrance” was awarded the Julius Hirsch Prize in 2018. Youth groups from the club visited concentration camp memorial sites together with Polish young people. The Julius Hirsch prize was a confirmation that their youth work had its impact, which was an incentive to expand their efforts and programmes even further.
SC Aleviten Paderborn offers daily football training session where they especially target disadvantaged children and young people, offering them a transport service, without which they would not be able to play. They can also take part in the clubs youth exchanges and their various educational programmes. And they support local schools with school sports. SC Aleviten Paderborn stands up for democracy and Europe and against racism and antisemitism.
On Sunday 12 September they organise an day of activities as part of their “Integrations- und Begegnungsfest” the day has workshops on antisemitism in football, workshops on the Changing the Chants project and they look at what their club is doing and what they can do.