Monday 21st March 7pm
Building an International Resistance to Racism What’s Next after Black Lives Matter?
The public lynching of unarmed Black man George Floyd by a US police officer sparked worldwide Black Lives Matter (BLM) mass youth-led protests. In Bristol, protestors tore down the statue of a 17th century slave trader in an iconic act of white solidarity. BLM demanded not just an end to police brutality and deaths in custody but also the decolonisation of education and culture, an end to the systemic racism denied by government and reparations for slavery.
This webinar, on the day that commemorates the infamous 1960 Sharpeville massacre of Black youth by South Africa’s apartheid regime, will explore, with leading international speakers, how we build on the resistance movement for change.
The event’s timing could not be more urgent, with the British government putting the Nationality and Borders Bill through parliament, which could take away the nationality of citizens, particularly Black people and other racial minorities, and attempting to clamp down on protests like Black Lives Matter.
Speakers: Clive Lewis MP
Jacqui Hlongwane, South African broadcaster
Sarah Woolley, General Secretary of the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union
Rabbi Herschel Gluck, Founder and Chair of the Muslim-Jewish Forum
Suresh Grover, Founder of The Monitoring Group
Vanita Banks, a US attorney and a supporter of the George Floyd justice campaign
Marcia Rigg, United Families and Friends Campaign
Glenroy Watson, African Global Congress uk (GACuk)
George Ruddock, editor of The Weekly Gleaner
Moderator : Deborah Hobson, The Liberation Movement