Friday, 20 February 2015

UNITE AGAINST RACISM ISLAMOPHOBIA ANTI-SEMITISM AND FASCISM UAF NATIONAL CONFERENCE



UNITE AGAINST RACISM ISLAMOPHOBIA ANTI-SEMITISM AND FASCISM
UAF NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Saturday 21 February
Congress Centre, TUC,
Great Russell Street, London
FREE Places for first 50 students! Email info@uaf.org.uk with your name and college (first come first served)
AGENDA:
9am onwards: Registration
10.20–11.30am: Choice of the following four sessions
a) Mobilising against the far right and fascist street movements across Europe
Chair: Weyman Bennett UAF; Christine Bucholz MP Die Linke (Germany); Martin Lynch Black Country UAF; Petros ConstantinouKEERFA; Sabby Dhalu UAF
b) War, Torture and Islamophobia – Defend Civil Liberties
Chair: Judith Orr Officer, Stop The War; Speakers: Shahrar Ali Deputy Leader Green Party; Lindsey German Convenor Stop the War;Mohammed Kozbar VP Muslim Association of Britain; Hamja AhsanFree Talha Ahsan Campaign; Louise Christian Human Rights Lawyer
c) Opposing Austerity, racism and scapegoating immigrants
Chair: Aaron Kiely NUS NEC; Speakers: Jeremy Corbyn MPSam Fairbairn People’s Assembly Against Austerity; Mick Burke Economist;Eileen Short Defend Council Housing
d) Never again – 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz
Chair: Margaret Woods UAF Auschwitz Delegation; Speakers: Gerry Gable Editor SearchlightColette Levy Hidden child refugee from Vichy France
11.30–11.45am: Break
11.45am–1pm: Plenary
After Copenhagen, Chapel Hill and Paris attacks:
Uniting Against Islamophobia, anti-Semitism & Fascism in Europe
Chair: Sabby Dhalu UAF

Speakers: Nasos Iliopoulos Syriza Central Committee (Greece);Marwan Muhammed OSCE; Christine Bucholz Parliamentary Member Die Linke (Germany); Colette Levy Hidden child refugee from Vichy France; Owen Jones Award-winning journalist; Claude Moraes MEPVictoria Brittain Writer and journalist;Billy HayesCWU General Secretary; Mark Serwotka PCS General Secretary;Weyman Bennett UAF
1–2pm: Lunch
2–3.30pm: Choice of the following four sessions
e) Black lives matter: campaigning against institutional racism
Chair: Brian Richardson UAF; Janet Alder Justice for Christopher Alder; Marcia Rigg Sean Rigg Justice and Change Campaign; Maz Saleem Justice for Mohammed Saleem
f) Keep racism out of the general election – no scapegoating immigrants
Chair: Wilf Sullivan TUC; Zita Holbourne PCS NEC & BARAC; Saira Grant Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, Don Flynn Migrant Rights Network; Sabby Dhalu Stand up to Racism
g) Stand up to UKIP
Chair: Denis Fernando Rainbow Coalition Against Racism; Steve HartUnite the Union; Laurentiu Dumitru Alliance Against Romanian and Bulgarian Discrimination; Jo Cardwell Stand up to UKIP
h) Je ne suis pas Charlie: incitement of hatred and Islamophobia is not freedom of speech
Chair: Phil Turner NUJ; Nadia Henni-Moulai Journalist, author andHuffington Post columnist (France); Azad Ali MEND; Jude WoodwardUAF
3.30-4.45pm: Plenary
Celebrate diversity: stand up to racism
Chair: Jude Woodward Assistant Secretary UAF

Diane Abbott MPEmily Thornberry MPKen Livingstone;Talha Ahmad National Council member, Muslim Council of Britain;Lutfur Rahman Mayor of Tower Hamlets; Petros ConstantinouKEERFA (Greece); Francis Duku Show Racism The Red Card;Simon Woolley OBV; Lee Jasper BARAC
FREE Places for first 50 students! Email info@uaf.org.uk with your name and college (first come first served)
CWU, NUT, NASUWT, PCS, USDAW, MCB, MRN,
                      Turban Campaign, Alliance Against Romanians and
                      Bulgarians Discrimination, MAB, Greece Solidarity
                      Campaign
www.uaf.org.uk • info@uaf.org.uk • 020 8971 7426

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