National Chair / Co-founder; Zita Holbourne
Established 2010, grassroots campaigning org against racism, injustice, adverse impact of austerity on black communities, for migrant / refugee rights. UK based but our focus is both o UK and globally.
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Facebook group: Black Activists Rising Against Cuts
page: BARAC UK
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Sunday, 20 January 2013
INVITATION TO JOIN THE MLK50: EQUALITY IN OUR LIFETIME CAMPAIGN 2013 - MARKING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON
is seeking your active participation, support and engagement in celebrating the
50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King’s 1963 March on Washington in 2013. We
are a planning a series of events, seminars, conferences and a recreation of
the 1963 national march on Washington with a national anti racist march in
London to be held on the Sat 31st August 2013.
are inviting you to attend the MLK50 National Coordinating Committee.
unique and important anniversary offers us an opportunity to reflect upon the
progress made in tackling racism in Britain. We believe that race equality legislation
and policy was secured after many years campaigning and as a result of the
tragic sacrifice of families such as those of Stephen Lawrence and Zahid
hard won gains have now been significantly regressed, watered down or simply
ignored by successive Governments.
public sector cuts are magnifying racial disadvantage and there is a very real
threat that yet another generation of young African, Caribbean and Asian
communities will be condemned to a life where levels of racism are worse than
the racism faced by their parents.
progress has been achieved has been painfully slow and although some change has
been achieved in the fields of media, sports and entertainment the vast
majority of our communities remain excluded from mainstream society, suffering
increasing rates of discrimination in employment, education, housing, health
and criminal justice.
the current rate of progress it will take anywhere between 100 and 350 years to
achieve true economic and political parity. We need to ensure that we achieve
real race equality in our lifetimes.
today economic disadvantage and discrimination have become magnified through
the lens of racism.We are in danger of
becoming a permanent underclass. BARAC is suggesting the establishment of a national
campaign to develop a national consensus around the establishment of a clear
set of legislative/policy demands that can inform the politics of the next
have produced a draft paper that sets out the broad framework of our
proposals and we would value your active input, attendance at the National
Steering Group and positive feedback.To join the steering group and /or to receive updates about the campaign please email email@example.com
look forward to hearing from you and look forward to working with you throughout