Confronting the Rise in Racism: Stand Up to Racism March 2016

A major national conference bringing together speakers, organisations and activists from anti-racist campaigns across Europe. The conference will examine the current struggle against racism in Britain and beyond such as the fight against Islamophobia and antisemitism, defending civil liberties and migrants rights and building solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in the US.

The humanitarian crisis in Europe will also be discussed with the intention of developing an action plan for activists and organisations who want to campaign for more to be done for refugees.

Themes:

From the US to Britain – Black Lives Matter
Prevent, the Extremism Bill and defending civil liberties
Brexit: Defend Migrant Rights & freedom of movement
Trump to UKIP – opposing right wing populism
Europe and the renewed threat of fascism & the far right
Refugees Welcome Here
Love Music Hate Racism
Austerity and the rise in racism

Speakers: Jeremy Corbyn MP, Labour Leader, Diane Abbott MP, Lord Alf Dubs, Kate Osamor MP, Journalist Owen Jones, Kevin Courtney NUT General Secretary, Claude Moraes MEP, Maurice Wren, Refugee Council Chief Exec, Colette Levy Hidden Child of Vichy France, Talha Almad Muslim Council of Britain, Mark Serwotka PCS Gen Sec, Sally Hunt UCU Gen Sec, Weyman Bennett and Sabby Dhalu Stand up to Racism

When: Saturday, 8 October 2016 from 10:30 to 17:30 (BST)
Where: Friends Meeting House – London, NW1 – View Map

The Organisers: Stand Up To Racism National Conference 2016
Facebook: Stand-Up-To-Racism-485067858271721
Twitter: antiracismday
Website: www.stopthewar.org

About the Organisers: Stand up to Racism campaigns against racism. Our main campaigns include “Refugees Welcome Here” in response to the current crisis, campaigning against Islamophobia, institutional racism and scapegoating immigrants for austerity. Stand up to Racism organises the annual march against racism coinciding with UN Anti-Racism Day in March.

 

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