Thanks to those who came to the Refugees Welcome Dubs day of action – there has been some movement from the Government but it remains pitiful compared to what is needed, and the Dubs amendment still needs to be enforced to allow unaccompanied child refugees into Britain, especially as the French state looks set to demolish the ‘jungle’ shanty town in Calais on Monday 24 October. We collected about 500 signatures on petitions to lobby Leeds city council to do more to help refugees.
Leeds Stand Up to Racism have called an emergency protest at 5pm Monday 24 October at Dortmund Square in Leeds (LS2 8RE) – please bring placards, trade union banners etc
Next Leeds Stand Up to Racism open organising meeting – Tuesday 1 November, 6.30pm, Leeds UNISON, 160 Woodhouse Lane (opposite Fenton) – all welcome.
Leeds Stand Up to Racism Public Meeting – ‘Refugees welcome – Confronting the Rise in Racism’ Tuesday 8 November, 7pm, Leeds Beckett University, Rosebowl, 4th floor, Lecture Theatre B, Portland Crescent, Leeds, LS1 3HB. Speakers include Councillor Alison Lowe (Armley ward), Ian Hodson (President of BRAWU, the Bakers Union), Nahella Ashraf (Manchester Stand Up to Racism), and Shakoor Adalat (Rotherham 12 Defence Campaign), and to be chaired by Jane Aitchison (President of Leeds TUC).
Saturday 22 October – Leeds No Borders Autumn Gathering, Leeds West Indian Centre https://www.facebook.com/events/1270676549609862/
Wednesday 26 October – Remembering Rock Against Racism – book launch of ‘The Walls Came Tumbling Down’ – Leeds Central Library – https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/EIGHLE
Thursday 27 October – Black Lives Matter and the Policing Crisis – event at Leeds Beckett University – 6pm https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ceasr-seminar-policing-the-planet-why-the-policing-crisis-led-to-black-lives-matter-tickets-28421079213
Friday 28 October – Leeds BME Hub – Black History Month Event – 5.30pm, Mandela Centre, Chapeltown Road https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-celebration-of-black-history-month-tickets-28601622222
Other dates for diary
Leeds Stand Up to Racism meet the first Tuesday every month at 6.30pm, Leeds UNISON, 160a Woodhouse Lane (opposite the Fenton) – next meeting Tuesday 6 December – all welcome. Leeds Students’ Stand Up to Racism also have regular meetings.
Winter aid day of action for Calais Refugees – Saturday 10 December 2016
We plan to have an action at 12noon outside the Bodyshop on Briggate that day with a ‘Santa’ theme and also hopefully a gig that evening to raise money.
Holocaust Memorial Day – 27 January 2017 – Never again! More than six million Jewish people and millions of others were killed by the Nazis. We are planning an event for this day
SUTR Trade Union Conference/Unite Against Fascism Annual Conference – February 2017 Conference aimed at Trade unionists and local groups to mobilise for 18th March demonstration and plan national antiracist activity in the trade union movement.
One Day Without Us – 20 February 2017 – Migrant Workers strike and solidarity day
UN Anti-Racism Day – Saturday 18 March 2017 – National demonstration organised by Stand Up to Racism and the TUC in London –
In Leeds we are planning to once again organise coaches down to make this Anti-Racism Day demonstration the biggest yet, to show that Theresa May does not speak for us when she blames migrants and refugees for the problems cause by austerity and the financial crisis, and that we are united against racism, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism.
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