19th - 26th January , Oxford Town Hall, OX1 1BX - Free entry
Never Again - lessons from the Holocaust educational exhibition speaker timetable:
Saturday 19th January, 11am opening address:
with Mayor of Oxford and Alison Ryde, President, Oxford Jewish Congregation
Monday 21st January, 5.15pm
“LGBT oppression and the Nazis”
speaker: Matthew Callow, Chair, Oxford Unite Health
Tuesday 22nd January, 5.15pm
“Women under fascism”
speaker: Professor Jane Caplan, Historian, Oxford University
Wednesday 23rd January, 5.15pm
“Holocaust, Antisemitism and the far right today”
speaker: Rob Ferguson, Unite Against Fascism
Thursday 24th January, 5.15pm
“Roma and the Holocaust”
speaker: Valdemar Kalinin, celebrated Roma writer and poet
Friday 25th January, 5.15pm
“Fascism and Trade unions”
invited speaker Pol O'Ceallaigh, President, Oxford & District Trades Council
Saturday 26th January, 2pm
with Anneliese Dodds MP Oxford East and others
The exhibition will run from 19th-26th January in the Long Room, Oxford Town Hall. Opening times: 10-5pm Saturdays, 10-6pm Monday – Friday, Closed Sunday
For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/
If you can help distribute flyers in your workplace, school or college or advertise the event on your workplace intranet please let us know.
The Oxford Stand Up To Racism “Never Again - lessons of the Holocaust” educational exhibition is supported by: Oxford Unite Against Fascism, Oxford Love Music Hate Racism, Oxford Jewish Congregation, Oxfordshire UNISON Health Branch, Oxford UCU, CWU South Central Postal, Oxford Unite Health, Oxford Unite SE/6232, DWP PCS Oxon and Bucks, Oxford City UNISON, Central Counties & Thames Valley Branch Communication Workers Union, Oxfordshire County UNISON, Oxford & District Trades Council, Ruskin UCU, Henley CLP, Oxfordshire Refugee Solidarity, Oxford Momentum.
After the referendum - National demo - No To Racism - No scapegoating of refugees. Oxford Convoy to Calais report back meeting
After the referendum unite to demand…
No More Austerity – No To Racism – Tories Must Go
Demonstrate: Saturday 16 July 2016, London (Oxford transport details below)
The Tories have been plunged into crisis by the result of the EU referendum. David Cameron will soon be gone. The Tories will use Brexit to whip up anti-immigrant racism and accelerate their austerity policies and attacks on living standards. George Osborne has already threatened an emergency budget which will hit ordinary people hard.
But it does not have to be this way. The Tories are weaker and more divided than they have ever been. It looks likely that an early General Election will have to be called when Cameron steps down. However people voted in the referendum, we now need to unite and take to the streets to demand an end to austerity policies, to stand up to anti-immigrant racism and show our solidarity with refugees and migrants.
This demonstration, called by the People’s Assembly and Stand Up to Racism, is the positive and united response to the political earthquake on 23 June.
We are not spectators while the Tories fall out. We must make ourselves participants in shaping the future.
We will not let racism grow; we demand an end to austerity.
Coach seats on Oxford transport free to supporting unions or £12 waged and £6 unwaged for non-union.
Coach leaves Oxford, St Giles 10 am to assemble at BBC, London and can be booked online here
Please share the facebook event if you can https://www.facebook.com/events/1113949555345092/
Convoy to Calais Report back
7pm Tuesday 19th July,Council Chamber, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, OX1 1BX
The meeting will report on the convoy on 18th June and the aid trip on 4th July. We'll also discuss how we can build further solidarity with refugees.
ON SATURDAY 18th June - a huge convoy of 250 vehicles from across the UK gathered rallied in Whitehall in protest at the way our government treats refugees.
The Convoy then set off to take much needed aid to thousands of refugees that inhabit the squalid, rat-infested camp used as a chemical dumping ground in Calais. Refugees have fled thousands of miles to look for a place of safety away from war, poverty and oppression. Now they are the victims of the inhumanity of our government and Fortress Europe - blocked by barbed-wire, border guards and allowed to drown in their thousands in the Mediterranean and the Aegean seas. They are also the victims of racist scapegoating as our Government seeks to deflect blame for their attacks on public services and workers' living standards.
From around Oxford, the response to the Convoy was overwhelming - the space kindly provided by Ruskin College was inundated with food, clothes and other essentials - and more than £1,500 was raised in financial donations. More than 20 of us in 7 vehicles joined the convoy from Oxford. Disgracefully, the French authorities banned the convoy and the UK police colluded in stopping our vehicles boarding the ferry.
A lorry with 38 tonnes of aid did make it through enabling Care4Calais to make 6 runs from their distribution centre to the camp. Other groups are continuing to take the remaining aid.
If you wish to support in any way, join us, donate items (please check latest list of priority items at care4calais.org: eg women's and children’s clothes are not required) or money - contact us at
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