07 July | Online | Coronavirus, Racism & War - Cheshire STW Meeting
Coronavirus, Racism & War
Tues 7 July | 19:00 BST
Online - Register Here
On the 15th anniversary of the London Bombing 7/7 Cheshire Stop the War along with with the newly launched Cheshire West People's Assembly will be hosting a discussion around the Coronavirus, racism and war.
The last two decades of reckless Western military intervention has created conditions globally for Covid 19 and racism to thrive.
The BAME community, often at the forefront of saving lives has been tragically and disproportionately impacted by the virus.
The pandemic has shone a light on the futility of further military spending at a time when our NHS and public services are chronically underfunded and ill prepared.
What is the role for anti war, anti austerity activists in these unprecedented times of the Coronavirus pandemic and the seismic rise of Black Lives Matter movement?
Joining us on the panel will be some of the leading voices of the movements.
Shabbir Lakha, National Officer of Stop the War Coalition and People's Assembly member
Kevin Ovenden a former national officer of the Stop the War Coalition and a long standing anti-racist activist. Kevin has written several books, including Malcolm X - socialism and black nationalism.
Laura Pidcock, General Secretary of the National People's Assembly and former Labour MP for Durham
We’ll also be joined by Tanisha Adolph, one of the speakers and organisers of the very successful Chester BLM demonstration.
Registration for the zoom event will be emailed to members, the event will also be shared as a watch party via the hosts.