End collective punishment of Gaza’s children

Message from Brad Parker
“Staff Attorney & International Advocacy Officer
Defense for Children International – Palestine”

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“An entirely man-made humanitarian crisis faces the nearly 2 million Palestinians living in Gaza, 43 percent of whom are under 15 years old. Israel’s 10-year military siege of the tiny coastal enclave and repeated Israeli military offensives have trapped Palestinians in dire conditions.

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Training: EqualiTeach & the NUT

EqualiTeach is working in partnership with the NUT to deliver a training day which aims to equip teachers to deal with young people’s questions and fears in light of the recent tragic events that have happened across the UK.

The training is free of charge for NUT members and will take place on Wednesday 12th July 10am – 3.30pm at NUT HQ, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD.
Lunch and Refreshments will be provided.

The aims of the training day are as follows Continue reading Training: EqualiTeach & the NUT

No to Islamophobia! No to hate crime!

Vigil: After Acid Attacks – No to Islamophobia! No to hate crime!
Wednesday 5 July, 18.00 – 19.30, Stratford Station
Stand Up To Racism is holding a mass vigil against anti-Muslim hate crime following the horrific acid attack on Resham Khan and Jameel Mukhtar on 21 June.
(The vigil will also be addressed by speakers including local councillor Rokhsana Fiaz, and will have a message of support from Stephen Timms MP, other speakers TBA)

“Refugees are welcome here” Competition

Timetable for

‘Refugees are Welcome Here’
Newham Schools Competition 2017

• Competition to be run in schools [during Refugee Week or before]
• These entries to be judged in individual schools

Then, asap (Deadline 16h00 03/07/2017):
1st, 2nd & 3rd winners in each category entries to be sent / delivered to
Newham Teachers’ Association,
COMPETITION
C/O Newham Town Hall,
Barking Road,
E6 2RP

• Entries to be judged by independent panel
• Schools to be informed by email of results by 9am Friday 7th July
• Winning children, families and teachers invited to prize-giving event
• Prize-giving event to be held week beginning Monday 12th July [final date & venue tbc] . This will begin at 5pm and last approximately an hour.

Full details and all competition papers can be seen on the Refugee Poetry Competition webpage

Demo: Support EU migrants

On Wednesday 29 March Theresa May is set to invoke article 50.

May plans to use the future of EU migrants in the U.K as SUTR supporters on demobargaining chips in the forthcoming Brexit negotiations. This leaves families across Britain with an uncertain future.

EU migrants play an important role across the U.K economy. The government must guarantee their right to stay now.

Stand Up To Racism is calling for people to show solidarity with EU nationals this Wednesday.

Get involved in the day of action to defend EU migrants this Wednesday 29 March.

Join the facebook event to keep up with what is happening on the day around the country and post information about your local activity on it here.

5.30pm, Downing Street: Banner drop and speak out with EU migrants outside Number 10 to tell Theresa May that EU migrants are here to stay.

Organise mass leafleting of your local station, tube, town centre or at your workplace or college on Wednesday 29 March. Email info@standuptoracism.org.uk for leaflets.

Download a defend EU workers selfie to use at work here.

SUTR supporters on demo

Contact your MP: Lend support to detained PSC activists

Urgent message from the Palestine Solidarity CampaignPSC logo image

Issa Amro, Hebron peace activist, is recognised by the E.U. and the U.N. as a Human Rights Defender. He is facing now 18 charges in an Isreali Military Court.

Omar Barghouti, leader of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, was arrested only days before traveling to the U.S. to receive the Gandhi Peace Award.

Please contact your M.P. to raise their cases with the U.K. Government.

Newham Teachers’ Association has been affiliated to the PSC for many years. Continue reading Contact your MP: Lend support to detained PSC activists

BFI African Odysseys Committee present the film – Kalushi

The NTA has received the following communication:

From: Peter Smith [mailto:peter_smith1949@btinternet.com]
Sent: 15 March 2017 20:49
To: petersmith@newhamteachers.org.uk
Subject: FW: Kalushi

Dear Sir

My name is Wale Ojo and I am responsible for the screening of KALUSHI at the British Film institute on the 6th April 2017.  I saw the film at the Film Africa festival in November last year  and was immediately struck by its potency and beauty. I immediately made  plans for the film to be featured at the premier venue for cinema in the country, namely the National Film theatre at the British Film institute. I am on a steering committee at the BFI called the AFRICAN ODYSSEYS and we are responsible for putting on films of educational content for an eager and demanding audience.

Please feel free to spread the word to all you know.  I have included a poster of the film and here is a booking link  Kalushi . Please note that booking for seats will be available from March 14th.

I look forward to seeing you on the 6th April for what promises to be a cinematic and landmark event.

Yours sincerely,

Wale Ojo

Peter Smith will attend the screening as one of the London Recruits.

March Against Racism 18/03/2017 – Preparation

Just two weeks to go until the #MarchAgainstRacism protests on 18 March in London, Glasgow, and Cardiff.

The demos happen against the backdrop of anti-racist rhetoric against migrants and refugees. These anti-racist protests, supported by the TUC, can help shift the debate across Britain. We need to get tens of thousands onto the streets.
preparation

Leafleting Tube Stations – 5-7pm on Thursday 9 March. Can you help with leafleting a London tube station? Please email info@standuptoracism.org.uk if you can help with tube leafleting.

Stewarding & Activists Meeting Monday 13 March- Preparation for London M18 demo. If you can get involved with stewarding the #MarchAgainstRacism protest in London, help on a stall on 18th March or you want to be part of the final push to build the demo, then come along to a stewards and activists meeting 6pm, 13 March at Marble Hall, TUC Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell St, Fitzrovia, London WC1B 3LS

Volunteers Required For Placard Making 14/15/16 March. Stand Up To Racism is asking for volunteers to help with the massive job of getting everything ready for the huge protest we expect in London. Can you help with placard making in Hackney between 14th -16th March? Email info@standuptoracism.org.uk if you’re available on any of these dates.

Leaflet for 18/03/2017
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Selfie Poster for 18/03/2017
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Links:

March Against Racism website
SUTR website

Poster for March Against Racism 18/03/2017

Newham Teachers’ Association is affiliated to SUTR.