TUC Congress House
23-28 Great Russell Street
Wednesday 26 June 2019
6 – 8.30pm
The LESE Race Relations Committee invite you to join them celebrate
the Windrush generation and remember the suffering that the Windrush
scandal has caused.
It is time for a change, in attitude, how people are perceived. The
Windrush generation and their families did nothing wrong and do not
deserve the treatment experienced.
Guest Speakers include:
Betty Joseph, Chair, LESE Race Relations Committee and NEU
Arthur Torrington, Windrush Foundation
Nairobi Thompson, Writer and Poet
Patrick Vernon, Social commentator and political activist
Scratchylus, Musician who promotes consciousness and edutainment
Zita Holbourne, Co-founder of Black Activist Rising Against Cuts (BARAC)
Please register: 020 7467 1220 / firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is hosted by the LESE Race Relations Committee
Thanks to CWU event support
Fascist “Tommy Robinson” (real name Stephen Yaxley Lennon) is standing, as an independent, in the upcoming Euro Elections on 23 May.
Stand Up To Racism has launched a major campaign to stop him and ‘Keep Racism Out of the Election’.
Robinson is back in court facing contempt of court charges THIS TUES, 14 May. Stand Up To Racism has called a protest outside the court.
Join the counter protest, bring your milkshakes! We will be assembling 12.30 outside the Old Bailey on Tuesday.
Stop the War condemns the decision to invite Donald Trump for a state visit in June. It is extraordinary that the British government has chosen to endorse this most reactionary and aggressive US President with a formal welcome. Join us on June 4; it is crucial that we take to the streets to show the world what London really thinks of Donald Trump.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our events!
If you have any further questions, or you wish to volunteer for us please contact email@example.com or 020 7561 4830.
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In early June, Stand Up To Racism along with others are preparing to protest Donald Trump’s planned visit to Britain.
Last year, a quarter of a million mobilised to say no to Trump’s
politics of hate and division. This time, we will take to the streets in
even bigger numbers!
Trump is a symbol of the new far right. This is when we take stand together against the Tories’ “hostile environment” here too.
Read article where Stand Up To Racism co convenor Sabby Dhalu explains the importance of the march HERE
Join & share the Facebook event for 4 June demoHERE
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Although Diane Abbott was not able to attend the meeting last minute, due to the ongoing parliamentary Brexit deadlock, Barnet TUC and Barnet Momentum were very privileged to have an inspiring and heartfelt speech from one of the hardest working human rights lawyers in Britain. Jacqueline McKenzie has been at the forefront of fighting for the rights of the so-called Windrush Generation, a group of people affected by systemic injustice that, as she reminded the audience, most of the public only really became aware of this time last year.
SEE VIDEO OF MEETING
McKenzie took us through some of the terrible cases she has had to deal with, involving people who frequently had no idea that their rights to remain in Britain were under threat, suddenly facing threats to their very lives and basic safety due to being deported to countries they frequently hardly knew. The background to this, she explained has been decades of increasingly severe nationality legislation. Although Theresa May’s term as Home Secretary may have ushered in the worst of it, the sad truth is both major parties have contributed over time to laws that disadvantage mainly from from majority non-white countries. This disproportionately affects the poorest and most disadvantaged of those people, who are least able to to pursue ever more complex processes to prove that they can live and work in Britain. Although many of the high profile cases have concerned Caribbean and African people, McKenzie warned that many more people can and will be affected. She cited the recent decision by current Home Secretary Sajid Javid to strip so-called “ISIS bride” Shamima Begum of British citizenship as an example of the rules being made unnecessarily tougher yet again: Begum is a defenceless teenager, with no real hope of making a life in her parents’ native Bangladesh, and taking British nationality from her has been cruel and unjust decision that too many have been slow to oppose.
We left the meeting in no doubt that our movement must to much more to fight racist, discriminatory and repressive immigration laws, and there was an impassioned plea for the event to be a starting point for greater anti-racist activity in our borough by Stand Up to Racism.