July 3, 2021
From Stand Up To Racism (UK)


Northwest Conference Stand Up To Racism and TUC Northwest

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Northwest Regional Conference

Hosted by Stand Up To Racism, and sponsored by the northwest TUC

Conference will be online.

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1pm-4pm, Sunday 4th July

Opening session. (1pm) – 
Black Lives Matter

Interactive workshops. (2pm- 2.50pm)

  1. Racism and the Criminal Justice System
  2. Decolonising Education
  3. Disproportionate impact of Covid and Racism

Final plenary (3pm) The fight against racism today
Speakers at Conference include:

Elise Bryant from the USA Black Lives Matter movement, Elise Bryant is president of the Coalition of Labor Union, actor, theatre director & singer, a labour union activist, teacher, and civil rights leader

Shirin Hirsch, will talk about the Moss Side ‘rising’ of forty years when youth fought back against police violence and racism. Shirin Hirsch is a historian, and author In the shadow of Enoch Powell

Pete Middleman, speaks for the Northwest TUC who are co-sponsors of this Conference. ‘As well as opposing racism and fascism the TUC are also opposed to the racism that underpins why black, Asian, and people from minority ethnic communities experience a significantly disproportionate impact of Covid on their lives’

Pinar Aksu and Mohammed Asif, are Anti-deportation protesters who were at the heart of the resistance that stopped Priti Patel’s deportation squad at the Polloksheilds, Glasgow last month

Chantelle Lunt, founder of the Merseyside Black Lives Matter Coalition, whether it is marching against the Tories or for Trans rights, Chantelle is always at the heart of the struggle to make

Keziah Major, the Northwest manager of Show Racism The Red Card: ‘The Black Lives Matter movement was and is a cry across society for fundamental change. Show Racism the Red Card supports this cry and those who Take The Knee in solidarity with it.’

Peta Bulmer, has been on strike at Liverpool University, the UCU is fighting to defend jobs, and for the decolonisation of the curriculum

Anna Rothery, long time anti-racist campaigner, helped keep the northwest a ‘fascist free zone’, a fighter for Justice for the Windrush generation, Anna is a Liverpool councillor

Lamin Touray, from Hulme Manchester where they ‘Took The Knee’ every week for a year, an actor Lamin helped with a play about the black boxer and anti racist campaigner Len Johnson

Julia Mwaluke, front line care worker Julia has been fighting for worker safety and against racism and low pay, she has just been elected to the National Executive of the Unison union

Mohammed Shafiq, ‘We took on the narrative of the far right, over Islamophobia and antisemitism. The northwest is a fascist free zone’, Mohammed is chair of PCS Black Members Committee, ‘may the vision of George Floyd live on in the work that we do in the weeks to come. Now is the time for action’

Clare Moseley, Care4Calais was founded by Clare Moseley to support refugees seeking asylum; ’In these desperate cases, the lack of a safe, alternative pathway is making a dangerous trip in an unsuitable boat the only viable alternative’

Dawn Taylor, the NEU campaigned for the teaching of ‘Britain’s colonial past to be part of the UK’s compulsory curriculum’, Dawn represents the union executive in the northwest

Karen Reissmann, campaigner who was fined £10,000 for organising a NHS Pay demo, Karen says ‘you are more likely to be treated by a migrant than be behind a migrant in a queue for health care.’

Weyman Bennett, is the National Co Convenor Stand Up To Racism

Source: Standuptoracism.org.uk