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23 August: Bournemouth march and rally

We Are Bournemouth
A Celebration of Diversity
March & Rally Saturday 23 August 2014
Assembly: 12.15pm Horseshoe Common, B’mouth. Depart: 12.45 via Dean Park Crescent
Rally: Bath Hill Car Park, Bath Road
The fascist organisation, the English Defence League (EDL), is planning a march through the centre of our town on Saturday 23rd August. This is a Bank Holiday weekend when the town centre will be busy with visitors and local residents enjoying a summer break
Fascism and racism are a threat to our society. That’s why it is vital that local residents make a stand against such divisive and dangerous groups. We must show that they do not speak for us! Join the demonstration. All members of our community welcome Bring your banners !

Supported by National Pensioners Convention and others
Printed and published by : BCP TUC, c/o 238 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8EG

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27 August: Hands Up! Don’t Shoot! Justice for Michael Brown!

No more racist police killings!
Assemble: 5:30pm, Wednesday 27 August. 
US Embassy, 24 Grosvenor Square, London W1A 2LQ

Called by: Stand Up to Racism.
Supported by: Unite Against Fascism, Love Music Hate Racism, Stand Up to UKIP, United Friends and Family Campaign, Justice Campaigns, Marcia Rigg, 

On Saturday 9 August, unarmed, black teenager, Michael Brown was shot dead by police in Ferguson, Missouri.
People in the United States and around the world have rightly been outraged. Brown’s murder is the latest in a long line of killings by US police of black men. Five have been murdered in the past month alone. Protestors have taken to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri every night since the incident demanding justice for Michael and an end to police killings. The Police response to the demonstrations has harked back to the days prior to the Civil Rights Movement. They have used tear gas, dogs, automatic weapons and armoured cars on demonstrators. Michael’s murder highlights the deeply racist nature of US society today, however, deaths in police custody are not limited to America. As we have seen in the cases of Mark Duggan, Smiley Culture, Sean Rigg, and Christopher Alder to name but a few.

Show solidarity with the family of Michael Brown, and the Ferguson demonstrators.
Join the demonstration outside the US Embassy in London to demand an end to racist, police killings.
Assemble: 5:30pm, Wednesday 27 August. US Embassy, 24 Grosvenor Square, London W1A 2LQ

Also: Join us at Notting Hill Carnival to raise the issue of racist police killings! 11am - 2pm, Monday 25 August, Westbourne Park tube station (look for our Hands Up! Don’t Shoot! signs)

#JusticeforMikeBrown #Ferguson #DontShootLDN  @AntiRacismDay tel: 020 8971 7426

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17 October: Anthony Walker Memorial Lecture

Anthony Walker was a Black British A-level student from Huyton, Merseyside, a Christian and a keen basketball player, who was brutally murdered in a racially motivated attack on 30 July 2005 near McGoldrick Park in Huyton. The crime shocked the local community and gained widespread national publicity. The perpetrators were brought to justice and received lengthy prison sentences.

In conjunction with the Walker Family and the Anthony Walker Foundation, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) instituted an annual lecture in Anthony's name in 2007.

This October, for Black History Month, the eighth annual Anthony Walker Memorial Lecture will be held at The Broadway theatre Barking (The Broadway, IG11 7LS, 5 minutes’ walk from Barking station) on Friday 17th October 2014 from 6:30pm – 8:45pm. NUT is delighted to have the support of Unison, Unite and GMB this year. The lecture is attended by many teachers, students and others in the field of education as well as champions of race equality from around the country. It is one way that they can use our role as educators to challenge the stereotypes and ideas that lead to discrimination and racist violence. 

The theme for this year’s lecture is ‘Unite for Anti-Racist Education

All teachers and students (14-19 yrs. old) are welcome. In addition to the invited audience, the Broadway is delighted to be able to offer a limited number of places, which are free but must be booked in advance by calling the Broadway box office on 020 8507 5607.

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