March against racism – building for the 21st March demonstrations – POSTPONED

COVID-19 UPDATE: UN Anti-Racism Day demo postponed but the fight against racism must continue

Stand Up To Racism regrets to inform supporters that we have taken the decision to postpone the UN anti-racism day protests in London and Glasgow until later in the year in response to the coronavirus and its significant threat to public health. The events will not be taking place on Saturday 21 March. A new date will be announced in due course.

We will give further details about the possibility of local and online participation on Saturday 21 March to co-ordinate with other protests and actions globally.

The developing crisis has been marked by the government’s failure to take serious action to protect people and its ongoing refusal to combat a growing mood of scapegoating and racism around the issue.

Stand Up To Racism would like to thank all the trade union, campaign, faith and local groups that have worked so hard for what was shaping up to be an excellent demonstration against Boris Johnson’s racist offensive.

We reaffirm our commitment to building a mass movement against racism in Britain.

Join Jeremy Corbyn and Diane Abbott – Combating Johnson’s racist agenda & building for UN Anti Racism Day demos Saturday 21 March

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn & Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott are amongst the key figures speaking at Stand Up To Racism meetings across Britain – organised to mobilise for the #WorldAgainstRacism demos in London & Glasgow Saturday 21 March and oppose Boris Johnson’s racist agenda.

Jeremy Corbyn will be speaking next Friday 6 March in Islington North London, details here while Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott will be on the panel in Hackney on Sunday 15 March details here

Other local meetings include Haringey: Thursday 5 March with Catherine West MP details here Waltham Forest: Thursday 12 March with Jana (partner of Rayan Crawford), disabled father of two deported to Jamaica details here South London: Tuesday 10 March with Fleur Anderson MP details here Newham Friday 6 March with Stephen Timms MP & BARAC’s Zita Holbourne details here Tower Hamlets Thursday 5 March with Film director Sue Clayton details here Birmingham Tuesday 3 March with Kevin Courtney Joint Gen Sec NEU, & Basil Gabbidon (ex-Steel Pulse) details here Matlock & Derbyshire Dales Monday 9 March with Brendan Woodhouse – firefighter volunteer with Seawatch in the Mediterranean details here

Day of action – Thursday 5 March – build for UN anti-racism day demos

We are asking all Stand Up To Racism groups to organise mass activity next Thursday 5 March to build for the UN anti-racism day demos (21 March) in Glasgow and London. Can your group organise a leafleting of a tube, bus, rail station? Can you get workplace leafleting or workplace “selfies” on the day? Can you get activity at your college or on UCU picket lines?

Download print ready A5 London demo leaflet artwork and A3 poster artwork here
Download print ready A5 Glasgow demo artwork here

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