A meeting in Brixton this Thursday (13 June) will see the launch of a South London branch of Unite Against Fascism (UAF). The event takes places at 7pm at the Karibu Centre on Gresham Road, just yards from Brixton Mosque which was vandalised recently, in the wake of the tragic events in Woolwich in May.
The meeting is intended to ‘bring together anti-racists from different communities, cultures, and faiths, trade unions and others to show unity against the disturbing threat of the EDL to our capital city.’
Cllr Jack Hopkins, Lambeth Council’s Cabinet Member for Safer and Stronger Neighbourhoods, who will be speaking at the meeting, said: “It has been a difficult time for the capital since the shocking events in Woolwich, but in Lambeth we have seen the community unite and respond by condemning all brands of extremism. We will continue standing together against all threats to community harmony.”
In the wake of the vandalism of Brixton Mosque, local residents, community leaders and campaigners wrote an open letter which received widespread support, with many Brixton Blog readers signing their names to it in the comments section.
- Val Shawcross (GLA London Assembly Member, Labour)
- Dr Muhammed Kalil (Chair Loughborough Junction Masjid)
- Zita Holbourne (Chair of Black Activists Rising Against the Cuts – BARAC)
- Jack Hopkins (Cabinet Member, Labour Group Lambeth Council)
- Susan Matthews (Secretary, Lambeth Trades Council)
- Lee Jasper (BARAC)
- Brian Richardson (Assistant Secretary, Unite Against Fascism)
For full details of the meeting, click here for the flyer.
That looks a nice, politically diverse group. Really spanning the left-right divide there.
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