Black Manifesto

17:30, 20 June 2024 - 19:00, 20 June 2024
MAB Auditorium

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  • 5:30pm-7:00pm, Thursday 20 June 2024
  • MAB Auditorium

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the Black People's Manifesto. Formulated by a group of Black and Asian counsellors, the Manifesto set out the demands of minority ethnic voters ahead of the 1979 general election. The Manifesto also became central to Black Sections, a movement which aimed to win representation for Black and Asian people in the Labour Party, in local government, and in Parliament.

Black Manifesto is a panel discussion looking back at the recent history of black radical politics in Britain, and looking forward to a new government.

The panel comprises:

  • Diane Abbott, former Shadow Home Secretary and Parliamentary Candidate for Hackney North and Stoke Newington. Abbott was the first Black woman elected to the House of Commons.
  • Lord Simon Woolley, founder and director of Operation Black Vote, former chair of the Race Disparity Unit Advisory Group, and Principal of Homerton College, Cambridge.
  • Bell Ribeiro-Addy, former Shadow Minister for Immigration, Parliamentary Candidate for Clapham and Brixton Hill and former Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Afrikan Reparations.
  • Russell Profitt, was a Labour Councillor in Lewisham. He was one of the authors of the Black People's Manifesto and a founder of Black Sections. Profitt is former Interim Chief Executive Officer at Greenwich Inclusion Project.

Black Manifesto is organised by Homerton Changemakers and the Homerton Politics Society.