21 January | Cambridge | Yes to Diversity, No to Trump!
Yes to Diversity, No to Trump!
Sat 21 Jan | 12:00
Cambridge Market Square
On Saturday 21st January, the day after Donald Trump's inauguration as President of the USA, Cambridge Stand Up to Racism is calling a rally celebrating diverse, multicultural Cambridge, and standing up against racism. We are inviting other groups to get involved with this initiative, and to join with us in saying:
* Refugees Welcome!
* Yes to diversity!
* No to racist hate crime!
* No to the politics of Trump!
We are organising speakers, music and a 'Trump Wall' to knock down!
With the rise in racist attacks and the success of Trump, it becomes ever more important that we send out a signal against racism. Recent weeks have seen a worrying increase in reported racist incidents – sickening verbal abuse, physical attacks, stickering and graffiti. However, we have also witnessed a rise in anti racist campaigning, reminding us that the vast majority of us are anti racists who value diversity and multi culturalism, and welcome people from oversees. At the recent national Stand Up to Racism conference it seemed as if a new confident successful movement was being born; in Cambridge this is reflected in the support for refugees and consistent opposition to bigotry.
We are asking people to join in sending a clear message that Cambridge is a vibrant multicultural City that has twice sent the EDL packing, and that those perpetrating recent racist incidents do not speak for us.
It's time for us, the anti racists, the vast majority, to stand up and speak out!
If we all work together we can make sure our voices are heard!
Daniel Zeichner MP
Alex Mayer MEP
Councillor Lewis Herbert, leader of Cambridge City Council
Councillor Mike Todd-Jones
Cambridge and District Trades Council
Cambridge Green Party
Unite the Union, Cambridge Community Branch
Neil Midgley, Cambridge City FC assistant manager and player
Cambridge Area Momentum
Cambridge Unite Against Fascism
Cambridge Love Music Hate Racism
English Disco Lovers (Cambridge Division)
Green Mind Promotions
Patrick Morgan, Curator of 100 Years of Coconuts (Cambridge United online museum)
Nick Parker, Cambridge United Audio Description service co-ordinator
Cambridge Anti Fascists
Stop the War Coalition, Cambridge
Cambridge People's Assembly
David Matthew-Jones, Cambridge Fans United
Washing Machine Club Night, Bury St Edmunds
R*E*P*E*A*T Records, Cambridge
Cambridge Anti Capitalists
Cambridge Music Without Borders
More supporters coming in all the time...