Stand Up to Racism: Public Rally, 9th March

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Come to this rally to discuss how we can confront the rise in racism and build a broad anti racist movement. We want to go onto the streets in our tens of thousands on 18 March to stand up to racism.

  • Stand up to Trump
  • Refugees and migrants welcome here
  • No to racism, Islamophobia & antisemitism
  • Defend EU workers
  • Black Lives Matter

Speakers

  • Ian Murray, MP Edinburgh South, Labour
  • Safeena Rashid, Muslim Women’s Association of Edinburgh
  • Issa Robson, 1DayWithoutUs
  • Larry Flanagan, EIS General Secretary
  • Celia Gonzalez, organiser of No Muslim Ban demo
  • Richard Haley, Scotland Aganist Criminalising Communities
  • Monica Medina, EIS, Anti-racist sub-committee
  • Helen Martin, Scottish Trade Union Council, Assistant Secretary
  • Alison Newell, Edinburgh University Chaplaincy
  • Nick Gardner, Leith Labour Councillor

Date, Time, Venue

Thursday 9 March, 7pm

Lecture Theatre 1, Appleton Tower
University of Edinburgh
11, Crichton Street
EH8 9LE

Flyer and Further Details

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Stand Up to Racism: Public Rally

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Tackling racism remains one of the key challenges for our society. Since the EU referendum there has been a significant increase in reported hate crimes in Britain.

We have also seen racism come to the fore elsewhere – in the populism of Donald Trump; the police brutality in the US; the scapegoating of refugees and migrant workers.

Yet in each case there has also been resistance to the racism. This rally brings together organisations and activists from anti-racist campaigns to build on the struggle against racism.

We will discuss the fight against Islamophobia and antisemitism; the defence of civil liberties and migrants rights; building solidarity with refugees and resisting the far right across Europe. Come and discuss how we can stand up to racism.

Speakers

Tommy Shepherd, SNP MSP
Aamer Anwar, human rights lawyer
Penny Gower, EIS Edinburgh College
Ruby Hirsch, student solidarity delegation to Calais
Esme Allman, Edinburgh University BME officer
Maggie Chapman, Scottish Green Party co-convenor
Tasneem Ali, Muslim Women’s Association of Edinburgh

Date, Time, Venue

Thursday 17 November,  7pm
David Hume Tower
(Room LG09),
University of Edinburgh,
George Square,
Edinburgh EH8 9JX

All Welcome

Further details

St Andrew’s Day Anti-Racism March and Rally 2016

The STUC is organising the annual St Andrew’s Day anti-racism march and rally on Saturday 26 November. The march will assemble at 10.30am at Glasgow Green and from 11.00am will progress through the streets of Glasgow to the Glasgow Film Theatre on Rose Street, where there will be a rally with speakers from 12 noon. The theme of this year’s march is ‘No Racism: Protecting Rights, Defending Communities.’

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