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Budding artists in the East of England are urged to get their pens and paints out to design a poster to combat racism in a special cross-European competition to mark the International Day Against Fascism and AntiSemitism (9 November).

With racism and antisemitism on the rise across Europe, local MEP Alex Mayer, has joined forces with the UNITED network who want to get more people than ever involved in their efforts to combat this worrying trend.

Sadly in the East of England since the EU referendum we have seen a 24% rise in hate crime with a 6% rise in Bedfordshire.

9 November is the anniversary of Kristallnacht, seen as the symbolic beginning of the Holocaust.

Ms Mayer said: “The East of England is a friendly and tolerant place that rejects hatred. That’s why I’m delighted to be involved in this project and look forward to seeing some fantastic, creative designs.”

The winning poster design will be used on next year’s official campaign materials and runners up will be presented in an online gallery.

Designs should be emailed to 9november@unitedagainstracism.org with the subject “9 November Poster” –by 5 November deadline.

Art Attack To Stop Race Attacks

Budding artists in the East of England are urged to get their pens and paints out to design a poster to combat racism in a special cross-European competition to mark...

Following the news that Theresa May is to travel to Brussels later today (16.10.17) for a dinner with EU President Jean-Claude Juncker and chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

Alex Mayer MEP said: "I'm pleased the Tories have once again heeded Keir Starmer's advice to try and inject some urgency into the negotitions.

There is an increasing prospect that we will not reach a deal with the EU before time runs out. No deal is not a viable option and anyone who spouts rubbish that it is, clearly does not have the best interests of our country at heart."

Panic stations as May sets off on surprise Brussels trip

Following the news that Theresa May is to travel to Brussels later today (16.10.17) for a dinner with EU President Jean-Claude Juncker and chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

ONE Ambassadors

Young anti-poverty campaigners from across the East of England have traveled to Brussels to call on their MEP to help eradicate poverty in Africa.

Billy Hill, 24, UK Campaigns Coordinator for ONE from Epping Forest and Mary Mandefield, 23, Youth Ambassador from Welwyn Garden City are Ambassadors who met Alex Mayer MEP in the European Parliament and handed her a petition signed by 59,632 people.

The Ambassadors and MEP discussed how Africa’s population is set to more than double by 2050, with half of the population under 25 years old. With a skilled, empowered and education workforce in place, Africa can become the engine of global growth.

Billy Hill said: aid: “It was a pleasure to meet Alex Mayer MEP to speak about why the European Union must continue to invest in lifesaving aid which supports the worlds poorest. As an Epping resident, I’ve campaigned locally with ONE and seen the generosity of local residents who fundamentally care about playing their part in creating a better world.”

Mary Mandefield said: “After spending three days in Brussels at the ONE youth ambassador summit learning more about the EU budget, I was excited to meet Alex Mayer MEP and speak to her about the importance of the European aid budget. As a Welwyn Garden City resident I have always been keen to volunteer in my local community as well as overseas - seeing poverty first hand in Kenya is my main motivation to campaign and meet with MPs and MEPs.”

Alex Mayer MEP said: "It is great to welcome Billy and the other ONE Ambassadors to the European Parliament. I think I can see some future world leaders here. We had a detailed discussion about the challenges of famines, disease and people fleeing conflict. I will certainly reflect on their thoughts when I vote on development aid later this month."

East of England at ONE on poverty eradication

Young anti-poverty campaigners from across the East of England have traveled to Brussels to call on their MEP to help eradicate poverty in Africa. Billy Hill, 24, UK Campaigns Coordinator...


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