Kate Osamor MP joins Diane Abbott MP, trade unionists and activists to speak at UAF’s National Conference.
The Conference, titled ‘Welcome Refugees – Unite against Islamophobia, racism and fascism’ is supported by Stand Up To Racism, includes sessions on how to combat Islamophobia, anti-semitism and resisting the far right. It also includes workshops on Stand Up To Racism’s ‘Refugees Welcome Here’ campaign.
Kate, who was recently promoted to the Labour frontbench position of Shadow Junior Minister for Women & Equalities, speaks on the subject ‘Now more than ever – mobilizing against racism’. She addresses the rise of the far-right in Europe, the media’s depiction of the refugee crisis, and the impact government policies have had on BAME communities in the UK.
Speaking on the subject, Kate says:
“I am proud to be involved in this year’s Unite Against Fascism National Conference.
"The conference is a great opportunity for us to unite together to express our support for refugees and discuss how to effectively combat racism, at a time when the government is showing a reluctance to effectively tackle the refugee crisis and is introducing increasingly islamophobic policies. We must stand together in solidarity with refugees worldwide."