Saturday 19 March will see events and actions around the world for UN Anti-Racism day and UNISON East Midlands is proudly standing up to be counted.
Will you be there too?
UN Anti Racism Day will bring together Stand Up To Racism supporters and allies from across trade unions, faith groups, politicians and campaigns to organise for the TUC backed national demonstration in London.
At a time when governments are intensifying hostile environments for refugees and migrants, when the #BlackLivesMatter movement is exposing the depths of institutional racism, and when the far right and fascist forces continue to pose a threat, the day of international demonstrations is extremely important.
The National Black Members Banner will hopefully be on the demo, but we will need volunteers to help carry the banner. Can you help on Saturday 19 March at 10am in London for the UN Anti-Racism Day?
Do you need transport to get to London for the demonstration?
Leicester Stand Up To Racism has a coach booked for the UN Anti Racism demonstration on Saturday 19th March.
The coach has been supported by UNISON’s Leicester Local Government branch. The branch are asking for donations on the day from those who can afford.
Pick up from Leicester:
Outside Leicester Secular Society, 75 Humberstone Gate, City Centre, Leicester LE1 1WB. Departs Leicester at 0830.
Weymouth Street, Marylebone, London (near BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Pl, Marylebone, London W1A 1AA.
Arrival 1130 (approx)
Return pick up London
Millbank, London, SW1P 4HT. Back to Humberstone Gate, Leicester.
Departs London 1600.
Here in Britain we have a cabinet, led by Johnson and Patel, launching a racist offensive, with their Nationality and Borders Bill, Policing Bill, and Higher Education Bill representing a raft of intensified racist policy attacking refugees and migrants, Gypsy Roma and Traveller communities, and the #BlackLivesMatter and wider anti racist movement.
We need to mobilise the anti racist majority in big numbers, and build the mass anti racist movement we need to challenge institutional racism and the darker elements in this government.