Monthly Archives: February 2017

Leeds Stand Up to Racism rally and workshops – Saturday 25 February



Refugees and migrants welcome in Leeds – Trump and racism not welcome!

Leeds Stand Up to Racism rally and workshops – Saturday 25 February, 12-3pm Leeds Civic Hall Council Chambers, Calverley Street, LS1 1UR – all welcome

Speakers include:

Julie Ward MEP

Justice for Mohammed Yassar Yaqub campaign

Janet Alder (campaigner for Justice for Christopher Alder)

Weyman Bennett (co-convenor, Stand Up to Racism)

Leeds Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND)

Marvina Newton (Leeds Black Lives Matter)

Cllr David Nagle

Guilaine Brutus (Leeds Refugee Forum)

Mimi Harber (NUS Leeds College of Music)

Dr. Waqas Tufail (Leeds Beckett UCU)

Plus workshops:  Mobilising for the 18 March national Stand Up to Racism demonstration in London /  Challenging Islamophobia / Migrant Lives Matter /  Love Music Hate Racism

Some pictures from the migrant solidarity 1daywithoutus action / Stand Up to Trump protest on Monday 20 February in Leeds – for more see @1DWULeeds on twitter

The next major protest against Trump and racism is March 18th in London!

National Demonstration – Stand Up to Racism – Saturday 18 March, London, Backed by the TUC. Coaches leave 7am, West Yorkshire Playhouse – £20/£10 book your place now: @AntiRacismDay @SUTRLeeds


Migrants welcome here – Trump not welcome here – protest February 20

About 1,000 marched against Trump’s racist Muslim ban on Saturday 4 February in Leeds, alongside 40,000 marching in London and other demonstrations nationally.  About 300 people later gathered that evening at an Otley Against Racism protest.  For photos see @SUTRLeeds

The next day of mass protest against Trump in Leeds is going to be Monday 20 February on Briggate  from 5pm  as that is when Parliament debate the amazing petition that has been signed by almost 2 million people now protesting Trump’s state visit later this year.

That day is also part of the 1 Day Without Us campaign and so there will be a whole day of action from 12noon in solidarity with migrant workers happening that day in Leeds on Briggate including a mass rally to say ‘migrants welcome here – Trump not welcome here’ in the evening.  1 Day Without Us in Leeds are meeting regularly to co-ordinate activity on that day – see fb page below and find them on twitter as well.

The next organising meeting for Leeds SUTR is Tuesday 21 February 6.30pm, Leeds UNISON (Woodhouse Lane, opposite Fenton pub) – all are welcome – come and get involved in building the anti-racist movement and activity to stop Trump!

Love Music Hate Racism gig and Valentine’s Party – Saturday 11 February, 7.30pm, The Fenton

Leeds Stand Up to Trump Organising Meeting – to prepare for building for the biggest protest in British history if / when Trump visits this summer –  hosted by Leeds Coalition Against the War, supported by Leeds MEND and Leeds Stand Up to Racism – all welcome – Wednesday 22 February, 7pm, Leeds Civic Hall.

Public Rally in Leeds

On Saturday 25th February Leeds SUTR are hosting a public rally – 12pm Leeds Civic Hall

Speakers include Justice for Mohammed Yassar Yaqub / Janet Alder / Weyman Bennett  / David Nagle (Labour councillor) / MEND / Marvina Newton, Black Lives Matter Leeds and others

On Saturday 18th March it is UN Anti-Racism Day and we are hoping to build for the biggest ever anti-racist demonstration in London. Coaches will be going from Leeds and tickets will be on sale on Saturday 4 February from the SUTR stall (£20 waged/ £10 unwaged) – demonstration called by the TUC and Stand Up to Racism – for details of the Leeds coach see here:


Follow Leeds Stand Up to Racism

Twitter @SUTRLeeds