Stand Up To Racism Events

The catastrophic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have reached new heights, and the true figures on the disproportionate impact on BAME communities are being hidden because of the government’s refusal to properly record them. This means it is more important than even for anti-racists to be a part of campaigns to correct the mishandling of the pandemic.

Meanwhile in the US, the riot by far-right Trump supporters in the Capitol building shows that although the Trump Presidency is at an end, his ability to mobilise racists and for the far-right to grow in his wake means the Black LIves Matter movement and work by anti-fascists to challenge the far right is more important than ever.

Events this coming week on stopping the viruschallenging scapegoating during the pandemic and marking Holocaust Memorial Day could not come at a more important moment.

Join Stand Up To Racism for these important meetings:

Stopping the Virus: It doesn’t have to be this way
Sunday 24th January 2021 – 12pm

  • Diane Abbott MP
  • Howard Beckett, Unite the Union
  • Richard Burgon MP
  • Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet.
  • Plus other leading scientists, campaigners and activists to be announcedOrganised by the Zero Covid Coalition

This will be a participatory workshop with break out rooms as part of the People Before Profit National Activist Meeting: Fighting for safety, jobs and survival.

Support the Colston Four
Monday 25th January 2021 – 9.30am

The four people charged with criminal damage for removal of the Colston Statue have their first court hearing on 25th January at Bristol Magistrates Court.
If you are glad that Colston is no longer on a pedestal in our city, join us online to show them your support.
Never Again, Holocaust Memorial Day online event
Tuesday 26th January 2021 – 6pm 
An event marking Holocaust Memorial Day.
The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust announced that the theme for 2021 is “Be the light in the darkness” – much needed after a difficult 2020.
We must remember the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust. It is imperative that we reflect and bear witness to the memory of the atrocities that resulted in the murder of over 6 Million Jewish people and millions of others.
We will also hear from voices representing the Roma and other communities who were targeted by the Nazis.