#WorldAgainstRacism: International meeting: London, 20 October
The dangers of racism and fascism are growing by the day. From presidents like Trump and Bolsonaro to parties like the Lega in Italy and the FPÖ in Austria, the far-right is gaining influence. Racism, Islamophobia and antisemitism are on the rise everywhere. Hate crime has reached epidemic proportions, and the horrific attacks in Christchurch and Pittsburgh represent a new level of threat from far-right terrorism.
Alongside that, institutional racism is worsening. Tens of thousands of people have died and continue to die on the frontiers, while many who manage to cross are locked up in camps. And with the climate catastrophe many more people will be forced to leave their homes to seek refuge.
There is already growing resistance to the rise of fascism and racism in different countries, and it has shown it can be effective. Now we need more unity and solidarity internationally to face up to racism and the far right.
For these and many more reasons we are coming together in an International Meeting for a World Against Racism, in London, on 20 October 2019.
We invite movements that bring people together against racism and fascism in different parts of the world to participate in this important event. On Saturday 19 October, there will be a very big general conference organised by Stand Up To Racism (last year it attracted 1,500 people).
On Sunday 20 October, there will be a working meeting specifically for representatives of movements in different countries, to strengthen our network and plan future actions, especially to prepare the largest possible mobilisations around the international day against racism and fascism, on 21 March 2020.
- For more information about the World Against Racism network: https://worldagainstracism.org/
- Movements interested in joining the network and/or signing the call should complete this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdsjCZLTeIz4k9iXd38bIMaKhdsuaShWYJkywxf1JQrG7F5SA/viewform
- Facebook event for the general meeting on Saturday 19 October: https://www.facebook.com/events/384190322161056/
- For organisational details and to register for both days, contact: info[at]standuptoracism.org.uk