Stand Up To Racism are bringing together East London boroughs to discuss how to organise against racism and the new far right.
Kick racism out of football
Campaigning against the “hostile environment” in the NHS and schools, towards the Windrush generation, refugees and migrants
Challenging Islamophobia and racism in work and the community.
Plus introductory and final plenary sessions as well as live music.
Chair and Welcome address: Asma Begum, Deputy Mayor, Tower Hamlets
Hassan Mohamdallie, playwright, author and deputy editor of Critical Muslim
Daniel Kebede, Equalities Officer, NEU
Rokhsana Fiaz, Newham Mayor, will also speak.
Stand Up To Racism will be in Trafalgar Square on Tuesday 4th June.
Join us South West corner Trafalgar Square from 10am.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Demo starts 11am.
Organisations participating: Continue reading Say No To trump Demonstration
NEWHAM SUTR are leafletting outside Stratford station Wednesday 8th, 15th
and 22nd 5-6pm ‘Keep racism Our of the Elections’, and going with London
SUTR groups to the NW on Sunday 19th May to campaign against Tommy
Robinson. NEU Newham District members are welcome. Please forward to others.
ON APRIL 3, in recognition of Trade Union support for the Anti-Apartheid Movement, every union member (and a guest of their choosing) is invited to visit free.
To enable working people to attend, opening hours will be extended until 8pm (last entry at 6:30pm).
From 6pm, there’ll be a book signing (London Recruits: The Secret War Against Apartheid, edited and compiled by Ken Keable) and a short talk (from 7pm) by two of the original London Recruits, Pete Smith (NEU) and Ken Keable (UNITE), followed by a Q&A and refreshments.
Can you help us make the #NoRacismNoFascism event a success? Two ways you can volunteer:
1. Help us get ready!
On Thursday 14 & Friday 15 March we will be making placards for the London Stand Up To Racism demonstration from 9am to 6pm each day. Similar meet ups will be going on in Cardiff and Glasgow.
We are aiming to make over 3000 placards for the London march. With your help, we can do it! If you can spare a few hours that’d be much great.
If you can help in London, or want to get involved in helping with the demos in Cardiff and Glasgow email email@example.com
2. Help us steward on the day!
Stewards/volunteers roles are varied; from giving out placards, to helping on stalls, helping with a financial collection and of course, ensuring the march is safe and accessible for all.
On Thursday 14 March there will be a stewards/volunteers meeting at the TUC head offices, details here
Chief stewards will introduce the meeting on Thursday. Even if you can’t make the Thursday volunteers/stewards meeting please don’t think you can’t get involved. There will be a meet up for volunteers/stewards on the Saturday morning of the demonstration at 10am at the assembly point.
Today two important strands of the anti-racist movement will be mobilising for the Stand Up To Racism demonstrations taking place this Saturday, 16 March, in London, Cardiff and Glasgow: Love Music Hate Racismwill be launching their #BeautifulResistance campaign, where some of the world’s biggest music artists will be showing their support for unity over division.
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) and its affiliated unions will be spreading a message of #Unions4Unity and #WorldAgainstRacism in support of the demonstrations.
The demonstrations are part of an international day of action, with events taking place across the globe from New York to Budapest.
Here’s how you can join the day of action today:
Can you do a “selfie” at college or at work supporting the demo?
Can you get a leafleting of your college/workplace/community?
Can you take a collection or donate to help fund the demo?
If you can take photos of what you do, tweet them and post them on social media tagging in @AntiRacismDay and use the hashtags #NoRacismNoFascism #Unions4Unity #WorldAgainstRacism #BeautifulResistance.
Selfie sign here
Collection sheet here
Donate button here
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UN Anti-Racism day 16 March- it is vital that while the likes of Steve Bannon try to link up the far right, we build the links between anti-racists and anti-fascists across international borders. Demonstrations to be held in London, Cardiff and Glasgow.