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GMB Black History Month Event 28th Oct

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

GMB “Step Forward Youth” Event In London On 28th October As Part Of Black History Month

We have a panel who are fantastic speakers who themselves are black, Asian and minority ethnic community heroes/heroines who fight to eradicate racism everywhere says GMB London Race Committee.

GMB London Race Committee is holding an event on 28th October 2015 at GMB National Office in Euston as part of Black History Month. The theme of the event is 50 years of the Race Relations Act –what has changed?"

The event will begin with a screening of ground breaking 1977 documentary film "Step Forward Youth", which explores the experiences of young black people in Brixton at the time.

The details of the event are as follows:

From 6.15 pm Wednesday 28 October

GMB National Office

22 Stephenson Way,

Euston,

London NW1 2HD.

This will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session. The guest speakers are: Menelik Shabazz, Filmmaker & Director of "Step Forward Youth" ; Maz Saleem, Stand Up To Racism ; Kayza Rose, BlackOutLDN,  Amarjite Singh, CWU / Sikhs Against the EDL and S. Chelvan,"I am an Immigrant" campaign.

The event is free.

Dayna Edwin, GMB London Race Committee, said “GMB London Race Committee is proud to present this event as part of Black History month. The theme of the event is 50 years of the Race Relations Act –what has changed?"

We have a panel to debate this issue who are fantastic speakers who themselves are black, Asian and minority ethnic community heroes/heroines who fight to eradicate racism everywhere.

There will be a time for reflection and networking after, with culturally inspired food and refreshments.

In addition to the above there will be an art exhibition on display curated by Zita Holbourne, a campaigner, trade unionist, spoken artist and co-founder of Black Activists Rising Against Cuts (BARAC). Her exhibition is titled “Roots, Culture & Identity" and will include artwork from young people. This will be on display in the reception area at our National Office from 28th September 2015 until 8th November 2015”

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Contact:  Dayna Edwin on 07940183090 or Kamaljeet Jandu 07956 237 178 or GMB press office 07921 289880

 

 

 

 

 

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