Tuesday 18 February 2014

Stand up to racism – Speakers / Coach details – 22 March Demo and Rally

New Speakers:
Diane Abbott MP, Natalie Bennett (The Green Party), Jerry Dammers, Farooq Murad (Secretary General – Muslim Council of Britain), Mohammad Taj (TUC President) and Ava Vidal (Comedian)

Rally and Demo marking UN Anti-Racism Day 11am, Saturday 22nd March 2014
Please Note: New Assembly point – Old Palace Yard, opposite Parliament, then parade to rally at Trafalgar Square

Visit the Stand up to racism website: www.standuptoracism.org.uk

A day of action against racism has been called for across Europe to coincide with the marking of UN Anti-Racism Day in 2014. This day of action will also act as the launch pad to stop the racists winning electoral success in the Euro elections.

In support of this European wide initiative, Unite Against Fascism is helping launch the day of action here in the UK. It along with a large number of trade unions, political, community and religious groups has called a Stand Up to Racism Rally and Demonstrations in London, Cardiff and Glasgow. The details are:

Cardiff: Assemble 11 am 22 March 2014 – venue and speakers tbc.

Glasgow: Assemble George Square 10.30am 22 March 2014. The march will leave at 11am and will be followed by a rally.

London: Assemble parliament square 11am for procession to Trafalgar square 22 March 2014. Speakers and artists so far confirmed include Diane Abbott MP, Jerry Dammers and Ava Vidal.

So far over 20 coaches have been booked for the London march and rally.

• Birmingham: 07534 246158 – Please call for details

• Black Country: Dudley – 8am

• Bradford coach leaves @ 7.30 am. Tickets via 07971 038779

• Bristol: 07855 139940 –

• Coventry: Leaves 8.30am from Coventry Swimming Baths, Fairfax St – contact 07732 030231 for details

• Cambridge: Contact uaf@googlemail.com – Leaves 9.30am

• Chesterfield: Pick up Slacks Coaches Matlock 6.30am, Chesterfield Town Hall 7.00am. 07423672544 chesterfielduaf@live.co.uk Tickets £10/5

• Derby: Coach leaves – 7.45 am from City Centre – contact 07929 043415

• Ipswich : 07879 733 009

• Harlow: leaving at 9:30am from Harlow Town Centre Contact harlowuaf@gmail.com

• Huddersfield: 01484 223 577 (Free to Kirklees Unison members)

• Mid Kent – call 07714 139738

• Lancaster: 07507 373609

• Leeds: 07900 324479 – Unite/Unison Joint Coach

• Leicester: 07504 299373 – Leaves 8.30am,

• Liverpool: 07507 373609 – Joint Union coach

• Manchester: 07903 586191 – Leaves 6am, email – alex.davidson@britishcouncil.org

• Norwich: 07717 504 210 free coach from 7.30am

• Nottingham: 07834 364529 – Leaves 8am

• Oxford: www.oxforduaf.org.uk or 07503169657or tickets@oxforduaf.org.uk – Leaves 9am from St Giles – Headington – leaves 9.15am

• Portsmouth: 07954 218281 – Leaves 8.15am

• Sheffield: info@sheffielduaf.org.uk – 7am

• Sussex University: Contact 0777092 3809 for details or click here to book your place on the coach

• Stourbridge: Leaves from 8.30am at Lye Cross

• Woverhampton: -8am 07974 131 966

• Walsall: 07974 131966

• York : click here to book your place on the coach

Visit the Stand up to racism website it has full details of travel to London from around the country, a full list of signatories to the statement and you can download the latest leaflet and poster:

For latest updates follow @AntiRacismDay on twitter and like the facebook page

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