Confronting The Rise In Racism tour: Building for the March Against Racism on 17 March

UN anti-racism day protests will be held in Glasgow, Cardiff and London as well as across the world from Canada to Australia.

See Facebook event page

For transport to the demo in London see here


Stand up to Racism groups across the country are holding rallies to mobilise for this important day of protest.

Monday, 12 February
Chesterfield SUTR rally

7pm Market Hall, Market Street S40 1AR
Speaking: Bethan Turner, Stand up to Racism


Tuesday 13 February
Bristol SUTR rally

7pm Hamilton House,
80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY
Speakers include:
Roger McKenzie, Unison deputy general secretary
Amarjit Singh, CWU national race advisory committee chair
Nahella Ashraf Stand Up To Racism
Facebook event page


Sunday, 18 February
Liverpool SUTR rally

2pm Jack Jones House,
Unite the Union
1 Islington, Liverpool L3 8EG
Speakers:
Theresa Griffin MEP
Moyra Samuels, Justice4Grenfell
Ann O’Byrne, Deputy Mayor
Paula Barker, North West Regional Convenor UNISON
Nathalie Nicholas, Liverpool City Councillor
Anna Rothery, Liverpool City Councillor
Facebook event page


Wednesday, 28 February:

Nottingham SUTR rally
7pm Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood Street, NG1 4EZ
Speakers:
Manjit Sahota & Jamahl Peterkin from Poets Against Racism
Invited:
Speaker From Nottm Afro-Caribbean National Artistic Centre (ACNA),
Tanya, Rabbi at Nottm Liberal Synagogue
Chanel Lee, Labour Party
Cheryl Pidgeon, Unite

York SUTR rally
7.30pm Friends Meeting House, Lower Friargate, YO1 9RL
Supported by York and District TUC
Speakers include:
Weyman Bennett, Stand up to Racism
Janet Alder, Christopher Alder Justice Campaign
Judy Bolton, Director of Justice4Grenfell Campaign


Thursday, 1 March:

Birmingham SUTR rally supported by MEND
7pm The Priory Rooms, 40 Bull St, B4 6AF
Speakers include:
Moazzam Begg, former Guantanamo Bay detainee
John Holmwood, co-author of Countering Extremism in British Schools? The Truth about the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair
Facebook event page

Oxford SUTR rally
7pm Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate’s, OX1 1BX
Speaking: Roger McKenzie, Unison Assistant General Secretary

Manchester SUTR rally
7pm Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, M2 5NS
Chair – Julie Ward MEP


Friday, 2 March
Newham SUTR rally
7pm St John’s Church, Broadway, Stratford E15 1NG
Speakers:
John Holmwood, Co-author ‘Countering extremism in British Schools? The truth about the Birmingham Trojan Horse affair’
Maz Saleem, anti-racism campaigner & daughter of the late Haji Mohammed Saleem
Talha Ahmad Muslim Council of Britain
Louise Regan president, National Education Union (NUT Section)
Nahella Ashraf, Stand Up To Racism
Local parents


Saturday, 3 March
Haringey SUTR rally
4pm Wightman Road Mosque, 389 Wightman Road, N8 0NA
Chair – Seema Chandwani, Secretary Tottenham Labour Party
Speakers:
Catherine West MP
David Lammy MP
Sabby Dhalu Joint Convenor Stand up to Racism


Monday, 5 March
Islington SUTR rally
7pm Finsbury Park Mosque, N4 2QH
Speakers:
Mark Dolan, North London CWU
George Sharkey, Haringey & Islington GMB
Phil Rowan, Finsbury Park RMT
Fatima Hersi, University Student
Mohammed Kozbar, Finsbury Park Mosque
Claudia Webbe, Unite the Union and Islington Labour Councillor
Nahella Ashraf, Stand up to Racism
Chairs:
Gassimo Jah, Islington Unison
Ken Muller, NEU Islington


Wednesday, 7 March:

Sheffield SUTR Rally
7pm Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk St, S1 2JB
Speakers include:
Ian Hodson, BAFAWU (Bakers Union)
Janet Alder (Christopher Alder Justice Campaign)
Magid Magid, Green Party councillor and Deputy Mayor (Sheffield)

South London SUTR rally
7pm Karibu Education Centre, 7 Gresham Rd, SW9 7PH


Friday, 9 March
Black Country SUTR rally
7pm Heritage Centre Clifford Street, Wolverhampton WV6 0AA
Speaking and performing at the rally will be:
Weyman Bennett, Joint Convenor Stand up to Racism
Dr Shirin Hirsch – Researcher at Wolverhampton University and Author
Nita Sangheera – Standing for Vice President of University College Union
Jason N Smith – local Poet and Author
Bones – local Poet
Eleanor Smith MP – South West Wolverhampton Constituency
Andrew Scattergood – Fire Brigades Union Regional Secretary
Kedisha Burrell -Campaigner for Justice -Sister of Kingsley Burrell, killed in police custody
Azhar Qayum – Muslim Engagement and Development ( MEND ) – Midlands Regional Manager
DJKeef – reggae, RnB, African beats


Saturday, 10 March
North East SUTR rally
1pm Newcastle Arts Centre, Black Swan Yard,
67 Westgate Road, NE1 1SG
Speakers include: Laura Pidcock MP; Cllr. Sharifa Rahman.
Chaired by: Daniel Kebede


Monday, 12 March
Hackney SUTR rally
7.30pm Halkevi Community 33 Dalston Lane, E8 2PE,
Speakers include:
Weyman Bennett, Stand up to Racism
Lucy Masoud FBU
Lowkey, Rapper


For details of Stand up to Racism Scotland conference see here