From the first Black woman MP, to the first Black cabinet minister, the Labour Party has represented many firsts for Black Britons in British politics, and has long sought to represent them.
But in the wake of the re-emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement, the leaked Labour report into antisemitism exposing anti-Black racism at the heart of the party, the end SARS movement, the Windrush scandal and increased attention on policing, is the Labour Party, and The Fabian Society, doing enough to welcome, represent and champion Black voices in politics? Join us at 7pm on Wednesday 7 April for an evening of discussion on these vital questions.
You can register for this Zoom event here.
Joining the Young Fabians BAME Advocacy Group will be:
- Jermain Jackman - Founding member of The 1987 Caucus. Singer, Author, Activist, former Labour Party NEC candidate, Co-Chair of Hackney Young Futures.
- Amen Tesfay - Founding member of The 1987 Caucus, Co-Chair of Queen Mary Labour Society, Enfield North and Open Labour BAME Rep
- Sasha Langeveldt - Former President of the University of Kent Union, the first Black President in the union's history. Activist, writer and humanitarian.
- Leon Alleyne-McLaughlin - Founder and inaugural Chair of the Young Fabians BAME Advocacy Group, former Secretary of the Young Fabians and current Young Fabians Safeguarding Officer.