Time: July 11, 2019 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: West Indian Cultural Centre
Street: 9, Clarendon Road
City/Town: Hornsey N8 0DD
Website or Map: http://makevotesmatter.eventb…
Event Tag: black votes matter
Posted By: K. E. Hubbard
Latest Activity: Jul 1
We hope to draw your attention to the upcoming conference 'Black Votes Matter' taking place at the West Indian Cultural Centre, Clarendon Rad, Hornsey on the 11th July 2019.
Participants include Gary Yong of the Guardian Newspaper; Exec. Director of the Equality Trust Dr. Wanda Wyproska; Vice-Chair of the Electoral Reform Society Justina Cruikshank and Activist Olalekan Odedeyi.
Many in the BAME Communities are concerned about the rise of extreme political views and its effects.
Make Votes Matter is a single-issue campaign for Proportional Representation in the House of Commons and encourages all parties, candidates and MPs to support PR. It does not endorse any party or candidates and takes no position on other political issues.
Frequently during our campaigning we have heard concerns that the introduction of Proportional Representation into the Parliamentary System will increase or legitimise these extremes.
The 'Black Votes Matter' event is intended to allay those fears and show that contrary to this it will increase representation by minorities, BAME, women, disabled or otherwise apparantly disadvantaged people.
By broadening the electoral system to enable a wider sections of the community to be elected more voices will be heard. Those communities who feel they are not listened to or are by-passed by the social system can be fairly represented.
The fact that this is now not the case has led directly to the current political situation.
Attendance is free but must be booked via Eventbrite. makevotesmatter.eventbrite.co.uk.
For further information please follow the link below.
We hope that this is of interest to some of your presenters and fits your programming.
This country is in crisis and it is most important that everybody's voice is heard.
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