This panel and participatory workshop will explore the history of the self-organisation of black and brown communities within the labour movement, particularly of the Black Sections of the 1980s; give an overview of the current situation for BAME communities and discuss the strategies for creating a representative, democratic and transformative vehicle for anti-racist and anti-colonial organising within the Labour Party.
This session is open only to those who identify as BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic)/People of Colour.
Lotte Boumelha is the North West Young Labour BAME Officer, and Chair of Manchester Labour Students. She campaigns with the Labour Campaign Against Prevent, organising opposition to racist and destructive counter terrorism laws through Labour Party channels, connections, and communities.
Huda Elmi is an elected representative on Labour's National Executive Committee. She works with Black members at the National Education Union, and has been campaigning for better representative structures for BAME members of the Labour Party.
Maymuna Osman is a Community Organiser with the Labour Party, and previously worked with Migrants Organise to organise their Women on the Move Awards.