We hope you can join us at 7pm on Wednesday 20 October for an event on Black male representation in Labour politics, as part of our Black History Month programme.
You can register for this Zoom event here.
Despite their overwhelming support for Labour, Black people are too often sidelined in Labour politics. In the UK Parliament the problem is particularly acute for Black men, who account for just three of Labour's 15 Black MPs.
In this event, the Young Fabians and Labour Doorstep will explore the reasons for under-representation of Black people in the Labour Party and movement, and ways that the disparity can be addressed. We'll hear from Sir Mark Hendrick MP and Cllr Sanchia Alasia, in an event chaired by Panny Antoniou and Tobi Dada.
- Sir Mark Hendrick has been Labour MP for Preston since 2000, having served as a Member of the European Parliament in the 1990s and worked as an engineer before that.
- Sanchia Alasia is a Labour councillor in Barking & Dagenham; a charity trustee and Fabian Society Executive Committee member; and a senior expert in equality, diversity and inclusion.
- Tobi Dada is the Young Fabians' Member Development & Engagement Officer, and one of Powerlist Magazine's Top 150 Future Leaders for 2020/21.
- Panny Antoniou is Chair of Labour Doorstep, and Co-Chair of the Young Fabians' International Network.