#SuffolkSolidarity Stand Up To Racism event: speakers confirmed, communities urged to turn out

The Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) has confirmed the current speaker line-up for the forthcoming community event held in response to the posting up of stickers around Ipswich by a white supremacist group.

The event will be held at the Cornhill, Ipswich on Saturday 8 February from 12 noon onwards.

Community groups and representatives from the three main political parties have been invited. As of 6 February, the list of confirmed speakers is:

  • Phanuel Mutumburi (ISCRE)
  • Curtis Blanc (Community)
  • Kevin Winfield (Stand Up to Racism)
  • Franstine Jones (Community)
  • Sam Murray (Community)
  • Osama Gaweesh (Community)
  • Chris Cumberbatch (Community)
  • Tracey Woolf (Victim Support)
  • Alasdair Ross (Ipswich Borough Councillor)
  • Caroline Page (East Suffolk District Councillor)
  • Glen Chisholm (Ipswich Borough Councillor)

Residents from across the county are being encouraged to come along, in a spirit of celebration and solidarity, to meet with others and celebrate the successful diversity that underpins the success of Ipswich and the rest of Suffolk

Phanuel Mutumburi, ISCRE’s business & operations director said: “#SuffolkSolidarity is a community initiated movement that represents the best of our county. It is a nonpartisan platform drawn from ALL communities and mainstream political strands. It is a recognition that we are ‘all in this together,’ that we see ourselves in others and collaborate towards solutions. #SuffolkSolidarity is a commitment to strengthen our community and promote a just Suffolk.”