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GMB Birmingham Region Show Racism The Red Card Event

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

West Brom Legend to Star at GMB Stand Up To Racism Event This Friday

With the current rise in racist incidents after Brexit Show Racism the Red Card’s work is more important than ever says GMB

GMB Birmingham and West Midlands is to hold a live music event to celebrate black history month and in aid of Show Racism the Red Card this Friday (21 October 2016). The event will coincide with Show Racism the Red Card’s wear red day – a day of action to support and educate young people and teachers throughout England, Scotland and Wales. The event is titled 'unity in the community' and aims to bring people together in light of figures that show there has been a 41% increase in hate crime since the Brexit vote.[1]


Joining GMB will be guest speaker former West Bromwich Albion and Jamaica international defender Darren Moore along with a host of ska, soul and indie bands. Former Albion fans' favourite Moore has been a long standing supporter of Show Racism the Red Card and was made an Honorary Patron of the campaign in 2011. 

Tickets are just £5 and all the proceeds will go to charity:.

GMB - Stand Up To Racism

Friday 21 October 2016
19:00 – 22:00 BST

Woodman Corner
25 West Bromwich Ringway
West Bromwich
B70 7AB

Joe Morgan, GMB Regional Secretary, said:

“We’re delighted to be able to support such a worthwhile cause and to be welcoming a role model like Darren Moore to join us in standing up to racism.. Show Racism the Red Card do incredible work in providing anti-racism education in both schools and workplaces. With the current rise in racist incidents after Brexit their work is more important than ever. 

“GMB is at the forefront in the fight against racism both in the workplace and outside of it. We would like to invite both union members and the public to attend a night of live music this Friday to help show our commitment to ending discrimination in the UK.”

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Contact: Amanda Gearing on 07957 265678 or GMB press office on 07958 156846 or at press.office@gmb.org.uk

Notes to editors

[1] Hate Crime, England and Wales, 2015/16

“The number of racially or religiously aggravated offences recorded by the police in July 2016 was 41% higher than in July 2015.” Annex A, p.18

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/559319/hate-crime-1516-hosb1116.pdf

2 Booking page for Show Racism the Red Card event. 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stand-up-to-racism-tickets-28332233473

3 Flyer for GMB’s Show Racism the Red Card event

http://www.gmb.org.uk/assets/media/Unity%20in%20the%20Community.pdf

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Unity in the Community flyer

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Flyer for GMB Birmingham's Unity in the Community event for Show Racism the Red Card