Monday 27-04-2015 - 15:20
After the success of last year’s Anti-Racism, Anti-Fascism (ARAF) Conference, we are pleased to announce that registration for this year’s event is now open.
The event will take place in The People’s History Museum, Manchester, on Thursday 21 May and costs £10 to attend.
We are inviting students from all disciplines and all backgrounds to come together to discuss how the student movement can challenge the rising tide of racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and the threat of fascism within the UK.
The ARAF Conference will give students the opportunity to explore topics like faith and belief, hate crime, and xenophobia, while also offering students the space to plan actions on a local and national scale.
Malia Bouattia, NUS’ Black Students’ Officer, says:
“Now has never been a better time to come together as a united student movement and challenge the bigoted opinions that are becoming all too common in our society. With the sustained rise of anti-immigration and racist rhetoric that we’re hearing from the mouths of those who seek to represent us, it’s crucial that we coordinate powerful resistance.
The ARAF Conference falls at a critical time for politics, when we will be able to see how the influence of far-right parties have influenced the political landscape. This makes it a really key time for organising against racism and fascism.”
All students are welcome and lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Find out more and register now.