Students 'rise' against racism
In July, tens of thousands flocked to Finsbury Park in London to enjoy Rise: London United Against Racism, an annual festival organised by the Mayor of London, the National Assembly Against Racism and the South East Region TUC. It is the largest event of its kind in Europe aimed at celebrating our multicultural society and encouraging people to challenge racism. Hundreds of students volunteered on the day to make it a success.
November will see the third annual Student Rise, a series of events taking place on campuses across the country. Supported in London by the Mayor and co-ordinated nationally by the NUS Black Students’ Campaign and the Student Assembly Against Racism, it seeks to take the Rise anti-racist message into our colleges and universities. Previous years have seen students organise a wide range of events including speaker meetings and film showings, food and cultural fairs and a Diwali festival in the Royal Albert Hall.
• To get involved in Student Rise on your campus, email us at email@example.com.