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Events for BAME Members at Conference

30 Aug , 2016  

With Labour Conference coming up at the end of the month, we thought we’d put in one easy place all the events that we’re interested in going to. Hope to see you there!

If there’s anything that we’ve missed or there’s an event that you’re looking forward to then tell us! Email at:

12:30 – 13:45 – Fabian Society – Integration and Immigration

Fourth Floor of the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, L3 4AQ – Lecture Theatre

In conversation with Chuka Umunna MP and Lord Maurice Glasman

13:30 – 15:00 – A vision for young minorities in the Labour Party and in Britain

Meeting Room 7, ACC Liverpool

Join our panel of experts for an informative discussion on how BAME Labour and the Labour Party should engage with young members and voters. What are the issues facing young BAME voters and what can the Labour Party do to break down the barriers to race equality? This session is also a great opportunity to meet and network with young BAME members attending conference.

18:00 – Free Speech on Israel – Does the Labour Party Have a Problem With Jews? Racism, Antisemitism and the Left?

One Great George Street,

Chair: Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi

Speakers: Prof Jonathan Rosenhead, Free Speech On Israel, Jewish Labour Movement (invited), Jackie Walker, Vice Chair, Momentum

19:15 – The Jewish Labour Movement Rally Against Racism & Antisemitism – supported by Labour Friends of Hope Not Hate and others

The Liverpool Pub

Chair: Jeremy Newmark, National Chair, Jewish Labour Movement.

Speakers: Other Speakers including MPs, Peers and Local Government Leaders (invited)

09:00 – New Statesman and Palestine Solidarity Campaign – You can’t Build Peace With Concrete – Why Ending Our Relationships With Israel’s Illegal Settlements is The Key

New Statesman Hub

Speakers: Jeremy Corbyn MP (invited), Emily Thornberry MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary (invited)

11:30 – 12:30 – Confronting Antisemitism & Engaging Jewish voters

Campaign Training Room – Room 4B, ACC Liverpool

Following the Royall Report and Chakrabarti Inquiry, this ‘taster’ session developed with the Jewish Labour Movement, explores how to challenge anti-semitism

12:30 – LabourList and Unite The Union – How Do We Get Politicians Who Look Like Us? Devolution and Backing Diversity In Our Elected Representatives

Hall 2G, ACC Liverpool

Chair: Maya Goodfellow, Columnist, Labourlist

Speakers: Cat Smith MP, Junior Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, Cllr Judith Blake, Leaders of the Council, Leeds; Cllr Wayne Blackburn, Labour Campaign for Mental Health, Nick Forbes, Leader of the Council, Newcastle City (invited), Marvin Reese, Mayor, Bristol (invited), Unite the Union Spokesperon (invited)

12:30 – Stand up to Racism – Brexit: Unite Against Racism and Hatred – Defend Migrant Rights

PanAm Bar

Chair: Steve Hart

Speakers: Diane Abbot MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Sabby Dhalu, Stand up to Racism, Weyman Bennett, United Against Facism

14:30 – 16:00 – Labour Race Equality Advisory Group – Ideas workshop

Meeting room 13, ACC Liverpool

Labour’s Shadow Team for Women and Equalities has established a Race Equality Advisory Group in 2016 to Meet Shadow Equalities Minister Angela Rayner MP, and Patrick Vernon OBE, Chair of the Advisory Group to share your ideas of a future policy and learn about the progress of the Group.

14:30 – Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East – Occupied Palestine – When Violation is the Status Quo

Hall 2E, ACC Liverpool

16:00 – 17:00 – Annual Labour Party Faiths Reception

ACC Liverpool, Room 7

Join the Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP and Rt Hon Jon Cruddas MP for the launch of the Labour Together project on Faith in Labour, recognising faith and politics as inseparable parts of the same vision and vocation. Refreshments will be served; wheelchair accessible.

17:30 – APPG on Migration and Ernst & Young – What Should Labour’s Immigration Policy Look Like?


Chair: Paul Blomfield MP

Speakers: Sir Keir Starmer QC MP, Lynn Collins, North West, Trade Union Congres, Margaret Burton, Ernst & Young, Don Flynn, Migrants’ Rights Network

17:30 – Holocaust Educational Trust and the Community Security Trust – Lessons Learned? Reflections on Antisemitism and the Holocaust

Room 10, Jurys Inn

17:30 – Show Racism the Red Card and Unite the Union – Promoting Equality and Challenging Racism in Society

Meeting Room 3A, ACC

Chair: Anneliese Midgley

Speakers: Kate Osamor MP (Invited), Howard Gayle, Former Professional Footballer, Laura Pidcock, Show Racism the Red Card, Len McCluskey, General Secretary Unite the Union (invited)

17:30 – Young Labour Students – Legal Access & Diversity Drinks Reception

Bar area, Gusto

Chair: Hannah Gomersall

18:00 – 20:00 – Fabian Society – For the Many

Fourth Floor of the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, L3 4AQ

Improving diversity and trust in the private sector (Invitation Only)

19:00 – Labour friends of Palestine and the Middle EAst Conference Reception

Hall 2D, ACC

Chair Grahame Morris MP

Speakers: Leaders of the Labour Party (invited), Shadow Foreign Secretary (invited)

Please RSVP to attend

20:30 – 22:30 – Diversity Nite

EastzEast, Kings Dock, Keel Wharf, Liverpool L3 4BX

Come and Join Keith Vaz and the Labour Party’s Ethnic Minority Taskforce to celebrate diversity with special guests and senior members of the shadow cabinet. Tickets are £10 and available from the Labour Party Stand.

21:00 – 3:00 – Socialist Societies Karaoke with LabourList

Modo Bar 2 Concert Street, Liverpool L1 4NR

Join all of Labour’s socialist societies who have banded together with LabourList to throw our popular annual karaoke. Come out and support Labour’s onside news outlet and don’t miss the surprise singers who show up! £10 entry.

08:00 – 09:00 – Policy Exchange – Glass Ceilings: Is the ethnic minority glass ceiling in business and the professions cracking?

Room 2H, 5, ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool, L3 4FP

Chair: David Goodhart, Policy Exchange

Speakers: Professor Shamit Saggar, Essex University, Peter Reichward, Harvey Nash, Raphael Mokades, Rare Recruitment

12:45 – 14:00 BAME Labour – BAME Mayors in Bristol and London – What Next?

Meeting room 11A, ACC Liverpool

This year saw the historic elections of Sadiq Khan and Marvin Rees as the elected mayors of London and Bristol. Join BAME Labour for a panel discussion on how Labour can build on this year’s victories to increase the number of BAME politicians regionally and nationally. How can the policy programmes in London and Bristol set an example for elsewhere in the UK, and how can Labour promote tolerance and diversity against a backdrop of rising hate crime? All welcome, refreshments provided.

17:45 – 18:45 – Policy Exchange – Integration and segregation after the Casey Review

Room 2H, 5, ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool, L3 4FP

Chair: David Goodhart, Policy Exchange

Speakers: Eric Kaufmann, Birkbeck College, Cllr Mark Rusling, Waltham Forest, Ted Cantle, Institute of Community cohesion Foundation.

19:00 – 21:00 – Fabian Society – The Diversity Gathering

Four Floor of the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, L3 4AQ, Dining Room

21:30 – Labour Friends of Israel Annual Reception

Hall 2E, ACC Liverpool

Speakers: Hilik Bar, General Secretary of the Israeli Labor Party and Deputy Speaker of the Israeli Parliament, Other Speakers (invited)

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