‘Rebel’ against Racism: @JClarke_Ghetts to headline ‘Stand Up to Racism’, Saturday, March 22, Trafalgar Sq. #RWAC
Grime MC Ghetts will be headlining at the ‘Stand Up To Racism’ demo and rally on Saturday, March 22, Trafalgar square, London.
The event will assemble at 11am near the Mandela Statue in Trafalgar Square and form a procession to Trafalgar Square in time for a rally at 1pm – 4pm. Stand up to racism and fascism has been jointly organised by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Unite Against Fascism (UAF) supported by a range of trade unions, faith and community organisers.
Following to the release of his debut, ‘Rebel With A Cause’ #RWAC (Which is currently No.#23 in the UK Charts) , the artist formerly known as ‘Ghetto’, has been involved with a number of initiatives that show that ‘Rebel With A Cause’ #RWAC is more than just a cool title for album, but a true description of an evolving artist, who is directing his raw, and unapologetic approach to music, to support causes with social and political significance.
He recently did a secret pop-up gig at the Barbican, following the authorities decision to cancel ‘Just Jam’, an event that would’ve brought Grime artist together with a range of musicians from other electronic music genres. This comes after a series of events where Grime and Hip-hop artist have been barred from performing, and reopens the debate around the police’s use of 696 forms to target specific genres of music.
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Stand up to racism and fascism march and rally
-No to Scapegoating Immigrants -No to Islamophobia -Yes to diversity
Saturday 22 March 2014
Assemble 11am, Parliament Square (near statue of Nelson Mandela)
Procession to rally at Trafalgar Square
Speakers at the event will include: Diane Abbott MP, Natalie Bennett (Green Party Leader), Christine Blower (NUT General Secretary), Jerry Dammers, Bruce Kent (VP Pax Christi), Jean Lambert MEP, Max Levitas (Cable Street Veteran), Gloria Mills (UNISON National Secretary Equalities), Claude Moraes MEP, Farooq Murad (Secretary General – Muslim Council of Britain), Mohammad Taj (TUC President), Tommy Tomescu (Alliance Against Romanians and Bulgarians Discrimination), Ava Vidal (Comedian), Maurice Wren (Chief Executive – Refugee Council)
Background details for UN Anti-Racism Day commemoration: