Call for establishment of Croydon Against Racism and Discrimination

The growing debate at a number of events about the need to continue to tackle racism, e.g. at the Croydon Assembly Racism and immigration working group on 15 November and at the African History+ @Croydon event on 22 November, has raised the issue of the need for an anti-racism group in Croydon. On my proposal the Unite Croydon Retired Members branch agreed the following resolution.

‘This Unite, Croydon Retired Members branch request the Croydon Assembly working group on Racism and Immigration to prepare the case for setting up Croydon Against Racism and Discrimination (CARD) campaigning group:

(1)    to campaign  against racism, anti-semitism,  Islamaphobia and hostility towards different migrant groups  in Croydon.

(2)    to challenge organisations which foster racism, anti-semitism,  Islamaphobia and hostility towards different migrant groups in Croydon.

(3)    to monitor the way in which Croydon Council implements its equalities and inclusion policy and those community organisations which adopt the Council’s policy as their own.

(4)    to monitor the way other public agencies implement their equalities and inclusion policies.

(5)    to monitor other forms of discrimination on the grounds of  age, sex, sexuality, faith and disability.

(6)    to campaign for the positive merits of diversity and integrated multi-culturalism.

This branch further requests the working  group to specially request Croydon TUC and Croydon BME Forum to support  the establishment of CARD by both convening a joint launch meeting.’

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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One Response to Call for establishment of Croydon Against Racism and Discrimination

  1. Pingback: Sean Creighton’s update – 28 Jan 2015 | CCC

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