11 October 2021

Stand Up To Racism international conference 16 and 17 October

The theme of this year’s conference is “Mobilising the anti-racist majority: How do we defeat Johnson’s racist offensive?”

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka joins the line-up of labour movement and anti-racism speakers at the international on-line conference on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 October. PCS vice-president Zita Holbourne is also a guest speaker, alongside TUC race equality officer Wilf Sullivan.

Mohammed Shafiq, chair of the PCS national black members’ committee said: “PCS has always been a strong supporter of Stand up to Racism. Tackling under- representation and taking a robust stance against racism alongside anti-racism organisations is central to the PCS anti-racism, anti-fascism (ARAF) strategy. From supporting national conferences like this one or standing together at protests around the country; our movement is proud to stand together. The conference comes at a crucial period in the global fight to end racism, and will be inspirational to any PCS member wanting to get involved in this struggle.”

Sessions include:

  • World against racism and fascism
  • No hostile environment – uniting against the Nationality and Borders Bill
  • Black Lives Matter: racist policing & the fight for justice
  • Disproportionate impact of Covid, institutional racism and the CRED report
  • Fighting for anti-racist workplaces
  • Uniting against fascism, far right, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia
  • Black Lives Matter: decolonising and the fight for reparations
  • Love Football Hate Racism – defending #TakeTheKnee
  • 20 years on from 9/11 and the rise of Islamophobia
  • The Policing Bill.
  • Climate migration, walls and borders: what is climate justice and how do we fight for it?
  • Love Music Hate Racism  

 To register, and for full details of the event please visit the Stand Up to Racism website