Struggles & Successes of BAME Self-Organization – 1980 to now with Roger McKenzie, Assistant General Secretary of Unison
Monday 22nd February 2021 – 6pm GMT
Labour International’s BAME Forum webinar series kicks off this month with the session “Struggles & Successes of BAME Self-Organization – 1980 to now” on Monday 22nd February 2021 at 6pm GMT.
Guest speaker Roger McKenzie, Assistant General Secretary of Unison will open the series with a history of black/minority self-organization in the Labour Party, looking at the key struggles and successes of the movement, and where we go now.
Roger McKenzie is an Assistant General Secretary of UNISON. Before that, he was UNISON’s West Midlands regional organiser, the first Black person to hold that post. He is a lifelong anti-racist campaigner and has campaigned for Black representation throughout the labour movement. He has supported Black Workers’ Groups in Trade Unions and was centrally involved in Labour Party Black Sections, the body that broke through barriers to Black representation in Parliament and on Councils, which he Chaired for two years.