Tuesday 22 February 2011

Full line-up for London rally in defence of multiculturalism

UAF and One Society Many Cultures will host a rally with top speakers – including Peter Hain MP, George Galloway, poet Michael Rosen and the New Statesman’s Mehdi Hasan – to oppose David Cameron’s attack on multiculturalism and Britain’s Muslims.

The rally follows the launch of a petition opposing Cameron’s attacks, which now has thousands of signatories.

>> Sign the petition and pass on this link http://is.gd/multicultural


The full line-up of speakers for the event on Wednesday 9 March is Peter Hain MP, Billy Hayes (CWU general secretary), Mehdi Hasan (Journalist, pictured), Edie Friedman (Jewish Council for Racial Equality), George Galloway, Dilowar Khan (Executive Director of East London Muslim Centre), Zita Holbourne (TUC Race Relations Committee and BARAC), Jerry Dammers (ex-Specials/ musician), Weyman Bennett (UAF joint secretary), Martin Smith (Love Music Hate Racism), Kanja Sesay (NUS Black Students’ Officer), Mike Rosen (broadcaster/poet), Avaes Mohammad (spoken word poet).

Chairs: Sabby Dhalu (One Society Many Cultures/UAF joint secretary) and Hassan Mahamdallie (author)

The public meeting is on Wednesday 9 March at 7pm, Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London (near Euston tube and railway station).

It is being sponsored by the CWU, PCS and UCU unions and the British Muslim Initiative.

>> Download a leaflet for the rally

Please donate

We also want to raise £8,000 to pay for a half-page advert in the Guradian showing the scale and breadth of opposition to Cameron’s attack. In the first week, we have already raised more than £1,000.

Please help us by donating what you can, using the button below.

Tarde union branches have begun to pass the ‘Defend multiculturalism’ model motion and to donate money to the appeal from branch funds or workplace collections.

>> Download the model motion here

>> Download a print copy of the petition to take round your friends and workmates

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