Marsha de Cordova has announced events for Black History Month including organising sessions with members from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background and a mass online rally at the end of October.
In an email to the membership this morning, the Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary invited party members to sign up for the online events and declared: “Together, we will show that Black Lives Matter.”
The message comes after Keir Starmer this morning called for schoolchildren in the UK to be taught more about the country’s Black history to help them reach a “full understanding of the struggle for equality”.
De Cordova told members the “incredible show of global solidarity in the form of the Black Lives Matter protests this summer has put the spotlight on demands for fundamental change”.
She noted that Black History Month is a “powerful opportunity to show solidarity and champion great achievements, as well as to put forward Labour’s vision and demands for changes that extend beyond just a single month”.