Stand Up To Racism rallies

23Mobilising events for 18 March 2017 National Demonstration

On 18 March 2017, Stand Up to Racism is holding a March Against Racism to mark UN anti-racism day. In the run up to the demonstration, local Stand Up to Racism groups are holding events to mobilise for it:

Barnsley Stands Up to Racism

Speakers include: Roger McKenzie UNISON assistant general secretary, Pauline McCarthy BFAWU convenor & Labour Party NEC, Shahab Aris Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND), Malcolm Clements Cllr (pc), Mick Stowe Cllr and Rotherham Unison branch sec.

1pm Saturday 18 February
Central Library
Market Street
S70 1WA

Black Country Stands Up to Racism

Speakers include: Louise Regan NUT senior vice president, Roger McKenzie UNISON assistant general secretary, Jackie Taylor Sandwell Labour cllr, Azad Ali Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND), Ian Hodson BFAWU National President, Colleen Molloy City of Sanctuary, Weyman Bennett Stand Up To Racism co-covenor.

7pm on Wednesday 15th February, West Bromwich Town Hall, High St B70 8DT

Bolton Stands Up to Racism

Yasmin Qureshi MP willl join Yusuf Tai, Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND) and health worker Karen Reissman, Unsion NEC, Ameen Hadi Stand Up To Racism at this launch meeting of Bolton Stand Up To Racism.
2pm on Saturday 11th February,
Bolton Methodist Mission,
BL1 2
Facebook event here

Birmingham Love Music Hate Racism

Acts include Gabbidon Band (with Basil G. founding member and lead guitarist of Steel Pulse), Beat Goes Bang (featuring original members of The Beat and Dexys Midnight Runners) Namiwa JazzZara Sykes and others.

7pm-1am on Friday 24 February
The Crossing, High Street, Digbeth, B5 5SU Birmingham,
Facebook event here 

Bristol Stands Up to Racism

Speakers include Moazzam Begg CAGE outreach director & former detainee in Guantanamo Bay, Hibaq Jama Labour councillor, Terry Karampini EU migrant worker & activist, Nahella Ashraf Stand Up to Racism

7.15pm Thursday 9 February
Broadmead Baptist Church, Union Street, BS1 3HY
Facebook event here 

Chesterfield Stands Up to Racism

Speakers include Louise Regan NUT senior vice president, Siema Iqbal Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND), Florin Luca BFAWU, Dean Collins Derbyshire Councillor, Zak Cochrane Stand Up To Racism

7.30 Tuesday 7 March, St Parish Centre, St Mary Gate,                                                                                           S4 7TD

Coventry Stands Up to Racism

Speakers include Louise Regan NUT senior vice president, Roger McKenzie UNISON assistant general secretary, Talha Ahmed Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), Azad Ali Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND), Ian Hodson BFAWU National President, Lee Baron Midlands TUC  general secretary, Reem Doukmak, Student Action for Refugees (STAR) Warwick University, Nahella Ashraf Stand Up To Racism

7.15 Thursday 23 February                                                                                          St Peter’s Centre, Charles Street, Coventry, CV1 5                                                                                                                                           Facebook event here

Hackney Stands Up to Racism

Speakers include Diane Abbott MP Shadow Home Secretary, Gary Younge Guardian Journalist, Lucia Pradella UCU campaign to defend free movement & Zak Cochrane Stand Up to Racism

7.30pm Thursday 2 March
Old School Rooms, The Round Chapel, 2 Powerscroft Road, E5 0PU
Facebook event here

Hammersmith Stand Up To Racism

Speakers include Vanessa Redgrave Actor and activist, Andy Slaughter Hammersmith MP, Stephen Cowan Leader of Hammersmith and Fulham council, Roger Mckenzie Unison assistant general secretary, Leroy Rosenior Show Racism the Red Card, Nahella Ashraf Stand up to Racism

7.30pm Thursday 9 March
Hammersmith Town Hall
275 King St
W6 9JU

Haringey Stands Up to Racism

Speakers include Catherine West MP Shadow Foreign Office minister, Seema Chandwani Tottenham Labour Party , Bibi Khan secretary of Wightman Road Mosque, Steve Hart, vice-chair Stand up to Racism

7.30pm Tuesday 28 February
Kurdish Community Centre
11 Portland Gardens
N4 1HU
Facebook event

Hull Stands Up to Racism

Speakers include Janet Alder, sister of Christopher Alder, Yunus Bakhsh, Employment Rights Barrister more tbc.
7pm Thursday 16th February
Hull Afro-Caribbean Centre, 25/26 Park Street, Hull HU2 8RR

Parking available opposite the venue at the St Stephens Square 24 hour pay and display car park on Colonial Street off Park Street, 2 hours = £2.50

Leeds Stands Up to Racism

Speakers include Julie Ward Labour MEP for North West, David Nagle Labour Councillor, Weyman Bennett Stand Up to Racism and speaker from MEND

12pm Saturday 25 February
Leeds Civic Hall
Council Chambers
Calverly Street

Leicester Stands Up to Racism

Speakers include Natalie Bennett former Green Party leader, Roger McKenzie UNISON assistant general secretary, Riyait Singh Labour councillor and Zak Cochrane Stand Up to Racism

7pm Wednesday 1 February
Adult Education College, 54 Belvoir Street, LE1 6QL

Facebook event here

Leytonstone Stand Up To Racism

Speakers include Tuba Marazi Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND), Gary McFarlane Stand Up To Racism
Dr Nike Fitzgerald Junior Doctor and more.
7.30pm Thursday 9th March
Leytonstone United free Church
55 Wallwood Road
E11 1AY
Facebook event here

Manchester Stands Up to Racism

Speakers include Moazzam Begg CAGE outreach director & former detainee in Guantanamo Bay, Siema Iqbal MEND, Abra Javid (Rotherham 12 campaign) and Nahella Ashraf Stand Up To Racism.

7pm Thursday 2 March

 Mechanics Institute

103 Princess Street
M1 6DD
Facebook event here

Milton Keynes Stands Up to Racism

 Speakers include Naima Omar Herts Uni Students Stand up to Racism, Attiq Malik Liberty Law Solicitors, Christine Blower Vice-chair SUTR & ex-general secretary NUT
7.30pm Wednesday 22 February , The Old Bath House, Stratford Road, Wolverton MK12 5RL.

Newham Stands Up to Racism

Speakers include Stephen Timms MP for East Ham, Leslie Brent Kindertransport refugee, Siema Iqbal MEND, Lucia Pradella UCU campaign for free movement, Claire Moseley Care4Calais & Brian Richardson Stand Up to Racism.

7pm Thursday 9 Feburary
Stratford Picture House, Salway Road, E15 1BX
Facebook event here

Nottingham Stands Up to Racism

Speakers include: Roger McKenzie UNISON assistant general secretary, Shelly Asquith NUS Vice President for Welfare, Brendan Woodhouse FBU and refugee aid worker more tbc.
7pm Wednesday 1 March

Nonsuch Theatre

N_SPACE, 32a Clarendon Street, NG1 5JD Nottingham.
Facebook event here

Sheffield Stands Up to Racism

Speakers include Moazzam Begg CAGE outreach director & former detainee in Guantanamo Bay, Louise Regan NUT vice president, Azad Ali MEND, Louise Haigh MP (invited), Zaiban Alam Rotherham 12 Barrister & Zak Cochrane Stand Up to Racism 

7pm Tuesday 7 February
United Reform Church, Norfolk Street, S1 2JB
Facebook event here

South East London Stands Up to Racism

Speakers include Roger McKenzie, Unison Assistant General Secretary, Dr Edie Friedman, Director of the Jewish Council for Racial Equality, Ahammed Hussain, Lewisham Islamic Centre, Shakira Martin, Vice President National Union of Students, Hugh Lanning, Alliance for free movement, Naima Omar, Student Stand Up To Racism.

7pm Tuesday 21st February
Lewisham Town Hall,
(Catford & Caford Bridge stations)
Facebook event here

South London Stands Up to Racism

Speakers include Nahella Ashraf Stand Up To Racism; Eltayeb Hassan Southwark Refugee Communities Forum; Sami Hillyer LBGT against Islamophobia. Student at LSBU; Mark Frost Actor (Poldark, The Mill, Silent Witness); Sunny Lambe Labour councillor, South Bermondsey; Neil Tasker Southwark UNITE; Ulrike Schmidt Amnesty International
7pm Tuesday 7 March
Salvation Army Hall
1 Princes Street
Elephant & Castle SE1 

Stockport Stand Up To Racism

Speakers include Ameen Hadi Stand Up To Racism, Dianne Ngoza: Refugee Rights Activist & RAPAR, Dawn Taylor NUT Executive Member Secretary Stockport Trades Council.
7.30pm Tuesday 21 February
Quaker Meeting House
2 Cooper Street
Facebook event here

Tower Hamlets Stands Up to Racism

Speakers include Ajmal Masroor Imam and Writer, Shannon Davies Womens March co-organiser and  tower hamlets teacher, Yannis Gourtsoyannis Junior Doctor BMA,  Miranda Black NUS President at Queen Mary University, Ulrike Schmidt Waltham Forest Amnesty Group, Sadia Ahmed Tower Hamlets Deputy Young Mayor, Weyman Bennett co-convenor Stand Up To Racism.

6.45pm Wednesday 1 March
Bow Methodist Church,
E3 4LY
Facebook event here

Walthamstow Stand up to Racism

Speakers include  Roger Huddle Co-Editor “Reminiscenes of “Rock Against Racism” , Saira Afzal, Community Engagement Officer, Leyton & Wanstead Labour Party, Hass Mahamadallie Director of the Muslim Institute and cultural critic, Dr Anna Livingstone East London GP, NHS campaigner

7.30pm Tuesday 7th March

Harmony Hall
Truro Road
E17  7BY
Facebook event here

West London Stand Up To Racism

Speakers include Rupa Huq  MP Ealing Central and Acton, Mohammed Kozbar Vice President Muslim Association of Britain (MAB), Shahrar Ali Home Affairs spokesperson Green Party, David Rosenberg Jewish Socialist Group (JSG), Sabby Dhalu Co-convenor Stand Up To Racism.
7.30pm Tuesday 28 February
Ealing Town Hall
Uxbridge Road
W5 2HL
Facebook event here

York Stands Up to Racism

Speakers include Moazzam Begg CAGE outreach director & former detainee in Guantanamo Bay, Rachel Maskel Labour MP for York Central NUT vice president, Laura Munteanu Roma writer and activist, Denise Craighill Green councillor & Nahella Ashraf Stand Up to Racism

7.30pm Wednesday 15 Feburary
Priory Street Community Centre, York, YO1 6ET
Facebook event here



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