- WhenSaturday, February 18, 2012
- Time10:30am until 4:30pm
- HOW ARE THE CUTS IMPACTING ON THE BLACK COMMUNITIES?
The privatisation of Sure Start, the destruction of the Youth Service, scrapping of the EMA, hike in tuition fees, welfare reforms, NHS reforms.
And more cuts are coming.
Community & Voluntary sector –v- The BS (Big Society)
We know the cuts will disproportionately impact on the Black communities;
black youth unemployment now over 50%, disproportionate job losses.
And with concern about Policing culture and the neglect of consultation with Black associations it has been asked ‘Where is the justice?’
Malcolm X says ‘Nobody can give you equality and justice you have to take it’
This is an opportunity to be informed about how the cuts, welfare and NHS reforms are being imposed by the coalition government and how local government has responded to their imposed austerity budgets.
But as importantly hear the Alternative argument to the cuts and how we as a community can make a stand against them, for as Malcolm X says,
‘If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything!’
Lee Jasper; Co-Chair BARAC;
Zita Holbourne; Co-Chair BARAC; National Exec PCS Union
Kingsley Abrams National Exec UNITE; Independent Labour Councillor (TBC)
Merlin Emmanuel; Justice for Peace for Smiley Culture
Gabrielle Samuels; Manchester Active Voices
Ratna Lachman; justyorkshire
Saturday 18th February registration at 10.30am – 4.30pm close
Venue: Powerhouse, Raby Street, Moss Side