Saturday 31 August, March to Downing Street - celebrating the life and achievement of Dr Martin Luther King and standing up against inequality, injustice and austerity.
A few months ago I told you about the MLK50 campaign and said I would keep you up to date with any news.
On Saturday 31 August, BARAC (Black Activists Rising Against Cuts) has called a march for jobs and justice as part of the MLK50: EQUALITY IN OUR LIFETIME CAMPAIGN. 50 years after Martin Luther King's iconic 'I have a dream' speech, BARAC is asking how far have we come.
Like WDM, but working on a national level, BARAC have been highlighting and campaigning against the devastating impacts the neoliberal economic agenda has on many people including the most vulnerable members of society. As WDM has been fighting against a similarly-led agenda that the UK government has been forcing onto countries in the global south, so BARAC have been fighting the austerity agenda forced on UK citizens. Both groups are opposed to the economic injustice visited on the most vulnerable members of society by unfair and discriminatory systems and both organisations offer credible visions for fairer systems.
WDM offers solidarity to the MLK50 campaign and an international perspective that can enable black and ethnic minority voters to hold their UK politicians accountable not only for the policies they adopt that affect them in the UK, but also policies that affect the wider communities in the global south.
At a time when a radical demographic shift means that Britain's ethnic minority vote may determine the outcome of the 2015 election, it is crucial that more of Britain’s black and Asian diaspora community uses its political power and voices.
Join BARAC in their march for jobs and justice - assemble 1pm Kennington Park, Saturday 31 August and march to Downing Street for a rally with speakers and performances.
(If you would like to march with WDM meet outside the white café in the middle of the park. Look out for the WDM flag.)