Hastings part in worldwide day that will ‘Stand Up To Racism’

On Tuesday Hastings Trades Council will launch it’s campaign as part of World Day Against Racism.

The online event will feature an impressive line up of speakers including Hollington Councillor Maya Evans, Nadia Sayed of Stand Up to Racism and Wilf Sullivan the TUC Race Equality Officer.

On Saturday March 20th an international coalition of anti-racist movements will come together to mark United Nations Anti-Racism Day and to oppose all forms of racism and fascism in a global day of action.

In Britain, the day of action is being coordinated by Stand Up to Racism and the Trade Union Congress (TUC). Safely socially distanced actions where possible will be combined with international linked online actions, including a major global rally at 5pm GMT.

A local spokesman says: “In Hastings, The Trades Council has been planning the event locally for several weeks. The online launch happens next Tuesday (March2nd) at 7.30pm and the aim of the event is to bring people together to take action against all forms of racism, fascism, Islamophobia and antisemitism, in opposition to racist scapegoating of refugees, migrants and in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement.”

Councillor Evans from Voices for Creative Non-Violence said: “We have a proud history in Hastings of welcoming to our town refugees and those seeking sanctuary from persecution. By joining in with this worldwide day on March 20th, we plan to publicly demonstrate our commitment to eradicating all forms of racism whether it be in schools, workplaces, on the street or in social gatherings.

“We want Hastings to be a welcoming and safe place for everyone to live, work or visit.”

Posters will be going up along the seafront and across the town from Monday, March 1st and at Tuesday’s launch event there will be an opportunity to ask questions and have a discussion.

  • Details of the launch meeting on 2 March 2021 at 7.30pm:
  • Chair: Anna Maria Nabirye
  • Speakers:
  • Nadia Sayed: Stand Up to Racism
  • Wilf Sullivan: TUC Race Equality Officer
  • Bella Fashola: RMT union
  • Dawn Dublin: Black Butterfly
  • Ethan: former resident of Napier Barracks
  • Councillor Maya Evans, Voices for Creative Non-Violence 
  • To register use the link below


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