MBC Launches 2019 National Speaking Tour

As the UK prepares to leave the EU, MBC has embarked on a national speaking tour in order to engage with the Black Communities, at this key moment in our nation’s history.

MBC has written a Black Agenda document (covering immigration, education, employment, housing etc) which will be printed in the New Year.

This national speaking tour is also an opportunity to promote the Black Agenda document, with the theme of the national speaking tour being “Advancing the Black Agenda”.

 

The first leg of MBC’s speaking tour will be held on:

Date: Wednesday 13th February 2019

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: Leeds West Indian Centre, 10 Laycock Pace, Leeds, LS7 3AJ

Speakers:

Cllr. Amanda Pinnock, Kirklees Council (personal capacity)

Claude Hendrickson, Leeds Community Activist & MBC National Committee

Kingsley Abrams, General Secretary, MBC

 

The West Midlands leg of the speaking tour will be held on:

Date: Saturday 2nd March 2019

Time: 2pm

Venue: ACMC, 339 Dudley Road, Winson Green, Birmingham

Speakers:

Phillip Murphy, National Vice Chair, MBC

Zita Holbourne, Co-Founder & Chair, BARAC UK

Kingsley Abrams, General Secretary, MBC

 

The South West leg of the speaking tour will be held on:

Date: Saturday 25th May 2019

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: Malcolm X Centre, St. Pauls, Bristol.

Speakers:

Marsha De Cordova MP

Jon Lansman, Chair of Momentum

Kingsley Abrams, General Secretary, MBC

 

The East Midlands leg of the speaking tour will be held on:

Date: Saturday 22nd June 2019

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: Derby West Indian Community Association, Carrington Street, Derby, DE1 2ND

Speakers:

Professor Cecile Wright, Chair of MBC

Harish Patel, Unite National BAEM Officer

Kingsley Abrams, General Secretary, MBC

 

The London leg of the speaking tour will be held on:

Date: Saturday 13th July 2019

Time: 1pm

Venue: Unite London Region Office, Ron Todd House, 33 Moreland Street, Islington, London, EC1V 8BB

Speakers:

Professor Cecile Wright, Chair of MBC

Kingsley Abrams, General Secretary, MBC

Zita Holbourne, Co-Founder & Chair, BARAC UK

George Dodo-Williams, Unite Regional BAEM Officer

 

The final leg of the speaking tour will be held at the Labour Party conference in Brighton on:

Date: Saturday 21st September 2019

Time: 7pm

Venue: The BMECP Centre, Fleet Street, Brighton (next to Brighton train station)

Speakers:

Professor Cecile Wright, Chair of MBC

Kingsley Abrams, General Secretary, MBC

Zita Holbourne, Co-Founder & Chair, BARAC UK