Thursday 14-01-2016 - 15:09
NUS’ Anti-Racism, Anti-Fascism (ARAF) Conference has gone from strength to strength over the last few years. 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 Wednesday 10 February.
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 with a particular focus this year on LGBT+ and Women and how the intersections of identities shape our experiences. The day will also provide workshops on hate crime, xenophobia and countering the government’s Prevent agenda while also offering students the space to plan actions on a local and national scale. It is also a great chance to hear about our work on black staff experiences within the student movement and the Race Matters report. Along with more information on our upcoming first ever NUS Race Matters Summit taking place on 3 March 2016.
It is a crucial time for students to come together to challenge all forms of oppression and create a better 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. We need new ways of voicing our opposition and creating change within our institutions’.
The ARAF Conference falls at a critical time for politics, when we will be able to see how the governments’ policies are affecting students on many levels and 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.