Women in Support of Cécile Kyenge MEP


It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the rally in support of the Italian MEP Cécile Kyenge for her courage to stand up against racism, xenophobia, and other forms of intolerance. Kyenge, is being sued for defamation for calling the Italian League party racist.

The event organised by OBV will see Director Simon Woolley speaking along with Zita Holbourne, Diane Abbott MP(the event sponsor), other speakers to be confirmed are  Helen Grant MP, and Afua Hirsch. The keynote address will be by Cécile Kyenge herself who is flying in specifically for this rally.

Kyenge, who moved to Italy from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1983, was Italy’s first black cabinet minister. During her term in office, Kyenge was a regular target of racial abuse and intimidation.

Date and Time:
Fri, November 30, 2018 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Bridge Street,  London SW1A 2LW

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