With partners at Leeds Beckett Student Union we put on a day-long gathering for activists, students and community groups called Educate, Agitate, Organise, held on April 29th. Nearly 200 people participated in over 40 workshops, panel discussions and activities, including a topical opening discussion on ‘How to organise against hate and fear’.
Our exciting panel of national campaigners included Nadia Idle from War on Want, Ed Lewis from Global Justice Now, and Tatiana Garavito from Hope Not Hate. As an offshoot event, we also hosted the Leeds premiere of I Am Not Your Negro with a panel discussion with Sai Murray from the Racial Justice Network, and Dr. Shirley Tate professor of Race and Education at Leeds Beckett. The screening sold out all 200 seats in Hyde Park Picture House.