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Confronting the Rise in Racism:MidlandTUC & B'ham Stand Up To Racism Summit

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The Old Library

Custard Factory

Gibb St

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An afternoon of discussion, debate, culture and music hosted by Midlands TUC and Birmingham Stand Up To Racism.

We face the rise of racism on many fronts. Theresa May is putting hostility to migrants at the heart of Brexit. EU migrants face an uncertain future and refugees are constantly scapegoated by the Tories, UKIP and the right wing press. Donald Trump's election has given confidence to racists everywhere and the far right have tried to mobilise in the wake of the Westminster attack to stir up division and Islamophobia.

But we saw over 30 000 people join the SUTR demonstration on 18 March and a host of local initiatives have confronted Trump and May's racism.

Its crucial we build a movement capable of beating back the racists and building unity in our workplaces, colleges and communities.

Come and join the debate about how we build that movement.

Workshops on: Challenging Islamophobia and Prevent: from Rock Against Racism to Love Music Hate Racism: Defending freedom of movement- fighting for EU workers and migrant rights


Speakers and workshop facilitators:

Lee Barron Regional Sec Mids TUC
Roger McKenzie Unison Assist Gen Sec

Saffy Khan and Saira Zafar – Brummie women who stood up to the EDL

Tahla Ahmad Muslim Council of Britain (MCB)
Azad Ali Muslim Engagement Network (MEND)

Cathy Bayton Dudley Labour Cllr

Basil Gabbidon (founder member Steel Pulse)

Zara Sykes Rap artist

Alan (Kurly) McGeachie Poetry and Hip hop artist

Katia Widlak Unison, organiser migrant workers

Gauri Goyal Unison,organiser migrant workers

Olfa Atig Ben Salah Migrant worker

Florin Luca BFAWU

James Bahoum Gambian Resource and Advisory Bureau

Zak Cochrane LMHR

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Custard Factory

Gibb St

Birmingham

B9 4AA

United Kingdom

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