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Anti-racismMigrants' RightsAnti-fascism

Tearing down Fortress Britain

Mon 07.09.20
6:30pm8PM
GMT+1 / British Summer Time
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The moral panic in response to migrants crossing the English channel is just the latest example of how racism and xenophobia structures British politics. The hostile environment policy that led to the Windrush scandal two years ago, is now at risk of being intensified as the Conservatives attempt to divert attention from one of the worst Covid-19 death rates and recessions in the world. But across the UK and beyond there are inspiring examples of migrants getting organised and movements that show the true meaning of solidarity. Join this discussion on how we can defeat anti-migrant politics. This session will begin with a screening of the film 'Motherland', Directed by Ellen Evans.

Speakers:

California State Director of the Bernie Sanders 2020 Presidential campaign, former National Political Director of the CWA Union and Founder of Mijente

Roger McKenzie is an assistant General Secretary at Unison, one of the UK's biggest trade unions, with responsibility for organising and recruitment, as well as membership and activist education. He is one of the UK’s foremost Black trade unionist and has been active in countless anti-racist and international struggles for justice.

Labour MP for Streatham. Co-Chair of the Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs.

Akram Salhab is a Palestinian organiser, refugee and migrant rights campaigner. He is the Campaigns Officer at Migrants Organise and a coordinator of the Patients Not Passports campaign.

Sudanese poet, currently living in Calais.

Loup Blaster is an audiovisual artist and activist from Calais. Her work covers many areas : from illustration, painting, animated film and music videos, to visual and musical performances. Through art, Loup documents squats, jungles and her encounters with exiled people.

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