The Black Caucus met on Sunday 23rd March at 12.30 for our quarterly brunch.
The brunch was held at the Woolshed pub in the Docklands and was well attended.
The idea of the event was to provide a forum within which people could discuss the topics of today and yesterday.
The conversations varied from Manus Island to the Ukraine; from reparations being sought in the Caribbean to modern day slavery; and from racism against individuals to racism against nations.
The conversations were full and frank, however the rules of the debate provided individuals with a safe environment to express their own views, or even to play devil’s advocate, without fear of recrimination or judgement.
This month we were honoured to have the eminent black civil rights activist Roy Sawh join our debate. Roy was instrumental in the black civil rights movements, making his mark from the early 60’s in the UK during the migration of West Indians to London.
Roy Sawh fought for the rights of all minority groups, and has remained vigilant to the erosion of civil liberties well into his 80’s.
The event ended promptly at 14.00 hours and some individuals went on for a late lunch together.
The next event is scheduled for the 22nd June at a venue to be announced.
We look forward to seeing you there.