Want to get to grips with the big issues in politics? Armley Café Politique could be up your street. Richard Honey has all the details…
About the Café Politique:
In our rapidly changing world, politics and old certainties are in crisis. New ideas and movements, globalisation, climate change, and the rise of the populist right all present challenges to the old ways of doing things.
Armley Café Politique is a chance to get to grips with some of the big issues we face – and how they affect us all, world-wide and in our local communities – in a friendly informal discussion forum open to all who love ideas.
About the event:
Caught in the Headlights: The left, race and the Referendum
Introduced by Amina Lone, former National Communities Lead for Britain Stronger in Europe, Co-Director of the Social Action and Research Foundation and Labour councillor for Hulme in Manchester.
Tuesday 14 March 2017 7.30pm
At: Armley Junk-tion
1 Chapel Lane, Leeds LS12 2DJ
Seating limited so please arrive on time!
During the 2016 EU referendum, many on the left assumed that Black and Ethic Minority (BME) communities would oppose the anti-immigrant rhetoric of the Leave campaign. Yet it is estimated up to a million BME people voted to leave, many themselves immigrants to the UK.
BME communities do not fit in to a single mono-culture of non-whiteness and are no longer tribally loyal to Labour. Yet the referendum result has also revealed a racism that has always been lurking in the shadows, with a forty-six per cent increase in hate crimes.
What are the lessons for the left as it struggles to respond to the concerns of both the BME and majority communities?
For more info read Amina’s article in Renewal.