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George Floyd 2nd Anniversary - We shall not be silenced…


On Wednesday 25 May, the second anniversary of the murder of George Floyd that sparked the explosion of global Black Lives Matter protests, Stand Up To Racism groups across Britain will be holding #TakeTheKnee events to mark his death and raise the issue of ongoing institutional racism. Download the PDF poster'We remember George Floyd, We demand justice' poster for #TakeTheKnee events. If you are unable to join your nearest local #TakeTheKnee, you can share a selfie with the poster. Please share pictures during the Twitterstorm on 25 May between 6 - 8pm with #TakeTheKnee #RememberGeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter and tag in Stand Up To Racism (our handle for each social media platform is on the poster) In 2020, and again in 2021, Stand Up To Racism organised a mass call out for those who stood with the #BlackLivesMatter movement that erupted in the wake of George Floyd's murder by a police officer, to take the protest stance made famous by American football star Colin Kaepernick to oppose police brutality and now synonymous with the Black Lives Matter movement, with major press coverage highlighting the anti racist protest marking and commemorating George Floyd who has become a symbolic figure in the fight against institutional racist violence. ‘Remember George Floyd’ #TakeTheKnee events and speaks outs will be held in localities, workplaces and campuses with an event at the US embassy in South London on the day at 6pm with Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP. The events are being held to help make sure that George Floyd’s death was not just ‘a moment’ but the catalyst for lasting change.

The case of Child Q, strip searched by police in Hackney, was a flashpoint that exposed again the depths of institutional racism we are still fighting, despite Boris Johnson’s government stating it was "imagined" in its ‘CRED report’ of 2021. 🔥Conference for the Black Child: After Child Q, Racist Police Out Our Schools🔥

🗓️ Sat 11 June 🕚 11am - 5pm Stoke Newington School, Hackney

👉🏿REGISTER

A hybrid physical and online conference organising action to fight institutional racism in our schools in the wake of the Child Q outrage...

👉🏿Supporters include: Diane Abbott MP, Patrick Vernon OBE, Lester Holloway editor The Voice, Jacqueline Courtenay organiser of Hackney Child Q protests, Kevin Courtney NEU general secretary, Weyman Bennett Stand Up To Racism co convenor, Nimo Hussein office of Diane Abbott , Chantelle Lunt Merseyside BLM, Mohammed Kozbar Chairman Finsbury Park Mosque & Muslim Association of Britain, Juliana Ojinnaka UCU Black Members Committee chair & others

📣Join, invite and share the Facebook event 👉🏿Download the PDF A5 double-sided leaflet

📣📣📣 REGISTER & SHARE LINK: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/conference-for-the-black-child-after-child-q-racist-police-out-our-schools-tickets-338206834747 The horrific treatment of Child Q by police exposes the reality of institutional racism in education. The angry response by students, parents and teachers shows the capacity to organise and demand real change.

We are now two years on from the police murder of George Floyd that sparked the powerful Black Lives Matter movement and brought institutional racism to the fore.

From Trojan Horse and Prevent to the exclusion and attainment of black children and young people, discrimination is at the heart of the British establishment’s system.

The Conference for the Black Child initiative of the early 2000s, launched by Diane Abbott, aimed to address the racism in education.

The role of racist police in our schools is toxic. Child Q is not an anomaly. Data released by the Met Police showed that from 2019-2021, 5,279 children were strip searched by police, with 75 percent from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background.

This conference is about action to fight institutional racism in our schools. It will develop anti racist strategies and form fighting demands for change. We will not be silenced!


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