Category Archives: Racism & Discrimination

Launch of a Walking Map of Deptford’s Slavery Legacy

It was a pleasure to attend join The Museum of Slavery and Freedom (MōAaF) today for the launch of their map of Deptford’s links to Slavery and Freedom along with Cllr Obajimi Adefiranye, Sandra Adefiranye, Cllr Joan Millbank, Cllr Juliet Campbell, Mayoress of Lewisham: Dawn Atkinson, Christina Norman, Natasha Ricketts & many members of the community. The Museum of Slavery

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Battle of Lewisham Public Artwork

We last gathered together in 2017 at the unveiling of the plaque commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Battle of Lewisham And so much has happened since that time. We have seen an increase in racism and xenophobia in the UK. Reporting of hate crimes has increased. I am proud that I live in the borough of Lewisham where diversity

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The Windrush Generation – Let Down In The Autumn & Winter Of Their Lives

The Windrush Generation as they have come to be known, in their Caribbean islands they were taught British history. They looked up to the Britain who they refered to as the ‘mother country’. The point I make is that they were brought up to ‘Be British’, there were part of the British Empire upon which the sun at that time

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Speak Out Against Racism, Discrimination & Xenophobia

We cannot afford not to speak out. Today, Saturday 9th June 2018, Lewisham Anti-Racist Group in conjunction with Lewisham Islamic Centre held a rally called Lewisham Together: United Against Islamophobia, Racism and Fascism. I was invited to speak at the rally, and agreed to because I believe that we have to stand, united against any form of racism and discrimination,

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