A national conference to discuss the rise in racism in the UK will be held in London in October.
Confronting The Rise In Racism: Stand Up To Racism National Conference 2016 is being organized by Stand up to Racism.
It will bring together speakers, organisations and activists from anti-racist campaigns across Europe.
The conference will examine the current struggle against racism in Britain and beyond such as the fight against Islamophobia and antisemitism, defending civil liberties and migrants rights and building solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in the US.
The humanitarian crisis in Europe will also be discussed with the intention of developing an action plan for activists and organisations who want to campaign for more to be done for refugees.
Some of the confirmed speakers include: Jeremy Corbyn MP, Labour Leader, Diane Abbott MP, Kate Osamor MP, Journalist Owen Jones, Kevin Courtney NUT General Secretary, Claude Moraes MEP, Maurice Wren, Refugee Council Chief Exec, Colette Levy Hidden Child of Vichy France, Talha AlmadMuslim Council of Britain, Mark Serwotka PCS Gen Sec, Sally Hunt UCU Gen Sec, Weyman Bennett and Sabby Dhalu Stand up to Racism.
The issues to be discussed include: From the US to Britain – Black Lives Matter; Prevent, the Extremism Bill and defending civil liberties; Brexit: Defend Migrant Rights & freedom of movement; Trump to UKIP – opposing right wing populism; Europe and the renewed threat of fascism & the far right; Refugees Welcome Here; Love Music Hate Racism; Austerity and the rise in racism.
Confronting The Rise In Racism: Stand Up To Racism National Conference 2016 will be held on 8th October 2016 from 10:30 to 17:30, at Friends Meeting House – London, NW1.