Leeds Stand Up to Racism has several events planned over the summer – all leading up to the national Stand Up to Racism conference in London on 21 October (see below)
Leeds Carnival – Monday 28 August – Potternewton Park – come and find our stall
Fascist EDL not welcome in Bradford / Keighley – Saturday 2 September – Unite Against Fascism will be organising a counter-protest against them that day
Leeds Stand Up to Racism activist meeting – Tuesday 5 September, 6.30pm, Leeds UNISON offices, 160a Woodhouse Lane (opp Fenton pub) LS2 9EN – all welcome – come and get involved in the discussion on how to take on the rising tide of racism locally and nationally and plan future events. One thing we will be discussing at this is our upcoming leafleting at Elland Road to meet the challenge posed by the ‘Football Lads Alliance’ who are organising a national rally on 7 October in London – so anti-racist football fans particularly welcome.
Who are the Football Lads Alliance?
Saturday 9 September – Stand Up to Racism leafletting at Elland Road before the Leeds United – Burton Albion football match – meet 1pm car park in front of James Reed House Beeston Village Surgery (near Co-op), Town Street, Beeston.
National Demonstration against austerity and racism outside Conservative Party conference – Manchester – Sunday 1 October organised by the Peoples Assembly and others – http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/manchester2
Stand Up to Racism – National Conference – Saturday 21 October 2017, London
Last year’s conference: ‘Confronting The Rise In Racism’ saw the birth of a new movement as over 1500 people joined Jeremy Corbyn, Diane Abbott, Alf Dubs and leading figures from a broad range of campaigns and organisations to pledge to unite against the rise in racism.
Following the election of Donald Trump, threats from the far-right in Europe and a prolonged wave of racism, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism as well as the ongoing humanitarian crisis facing refugees, 2017’s conference will be a crucial opportunity to come together to discuss strengthening our movement and taking on the challenges that confront us in 2017.
Speakers already confirmed:
Kevin Courtney NUT Gen Sec,
Catherine West Labour MP Hornsey and Wood Green,
Claude Moraes Labour MEP,
Shahrar Ali Green Party Home Affairs spokesperson,
Maurice Wren Chief Exec Refugee Council,
Clare Moseley Care4Calais founder.
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