Thursday, 19 April 2018

Solidarity with the Windrush generation and their families

Solidarity with the Windrush generation and their families

Windrush Square Brixton, Friday, 20th April 5pm-7pm
Join us in the place that celebrates the remarkable contribution of African and Caribbean men and women to this country. They built the NHS and worked hard against all odds and racism to maintain public services and communities across the UK.
Speakers at this event include:
Gary Younge, journalist • Cllr Claudia Webbe, chair of Labour Party NEC • Chuka Umunna, MP for Streatham • Florence Eshalomi AM London Assembly Member, Lambeth & Southwark • Michael Groce, son of Cherry Groce and Green Party member • Paul Reid, director of Black Cultural Archives • Cllr Michelline Ngongor • Micky Broom, Brixton tube National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) • Stephanie Bernard, black teachers convenor for National Union of teachers • Glenroy Watson, RMT • Margaret Greer, UNISON equalities officer • Weyman Bennett, Stand Up to Racism • Alex Wheatle, author • Sara Bredemear, actor • Unjum Mirza, ASLEF - The UK Train Drivers' Union • Rachel Heywood, councillor for Coldharbour Ward • Ellen Lebethe, Chair of Lambeth Pensioners Action Group

Stand together in defence of the absolute right of the Windrush generation to be at the heart of any society that purports to be democratic, diverse and just.

Defy the disgraceful position of government and secure full rights for them to be citizens of the UK.

Demand an immediate end to Tory government racist immigration legislation and actions that bully and frighten our elders and the community.

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