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 […]

Unite against Islamophobia & Racism

Online Meeting: Unite against Islamophobia & Racism – Oppose Macron’s Attacks Date: Monday 14 December 2020 Time: 6pm Speakers include: • Diane Abbott MP • Marwan Muhammad, Human rights consultant and former Director of Collective Against Islamophobia (CCIF), France • Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP • Wilf Sullivan, TUC Race Equality Officer • Dilowar Khan, London Muslim Centre • […]

Black Members Conference 2021

Previously in our last news letter in September 2020, We discussed Black Members Conference and are now delighted to informed you all that the Black Members Conference will still be going ahead in Spring 2021. We, the Birmingham Branch, are asking for Black members who would like to attend the next Black Members Conference to […]

Black History Month – West Midlands

For UNISON, Black History Month is a time to acknowledge and celebrate achievements of Black people throughout history. So Black History Month is a key time to Organise and provide an opportunity to discuss wider issues affecting the Black community. There are also lots of resources to help you get active, get involved and get […]

Black Members Self Organised Group – Equality Survey 2020

UNISON National Black Members Committee have been instrumental in its work in addressing inequalities over the years and to this end the National Black Members Committee and Branch Black Members Self Organised Group would urge you to read and participate in the below questionnaire:- UNISON Equality Survey 2020 – tell us about your experiences during […]

School Members – Report for UNISON Black Members and Covid-19 at work

This survey is around UNISON Black Members and Covid-19 at work. As a group that are considered more at risk from Covid-19, this survey was released by UNISON to gather information from our members, this has been filtered for those who consider themselves school staff. It was completed by 808 members in completion, and 11 […]

Black Lives Matter at Work Forum

Join the online forum (hosted by West Midlands COVID Action group) to discuss the importance of Black Lives Matter in the workplace during Covid-19. Tuesday 21st July 2020 6pm-7.30pm The conversation will be led off By Rodger McKenzie, Assistant General Secretary for UNISON. Followed by Cllr Sharon Thompson and other union community speakers. Zoom login […]

Regional Black Members Online Meeting

The Regional Black members Self organised group are calling a online meeting to discuss two important and current topics: Covid 19 The death of George Floyd This meeting will be held online via teams. Date: 25th June 2020 Time: 6pm – 8pm Joining Link – https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NTUwY2I1OTctZjAzYi00MmQ4LTllNTktMDZiNjk1NDk2OTE3%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22d7c21edf-d541-49a4-9f5a-7737832d42c7%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%220c7db06f-7091-4860-a5dc-918827abb97e%22%7d   The agenda: Welcome Speaker – Ravi Subramanian, West Midlands Regional Secretary The […]

Birmingham Black Lives Matter protest – 4th June 2020

Black Lives Matter protests began in Birmingham on Wednesday 3rd June 2020. On Thursday 4th June 2020 an extremely well attended Black Lives Matter protest took place in Birmingham City Centre at Centenary Square. The official report put turn out at 4000 attendees, but from those who were there it is thought there was between […]

What will be the impact of easing lockdown on BAME Communities?

Stand Up To Racism are delighted to announce that MPs Diane Abbott and Bell Ribeiro-Addy will be joining their meeting on 19 May 2020 –What will be the impact of easing lockdown on BAME communities? Streamed live on Facebook & Youtube at 7pm. Since the start of the pandemic, Diane & Bell have been unrelenting […]