Over 70 people came to a public meeting in Manchester to discuss how black communities will be affected by the spending review.
The Black Activists Rising Against the Cuts (Barac) group organised the meeting. It was chaired by the Colette Williams from UJIMA-African Caribbean Community Assembly.
The meeting was addressed by the joint chair of Barac Lee Jasper and journalist and broadcaster Terry Christian, alongside Dr Rhetta Moran and speakers from the Unison and PCS unions.
Jackie Bailey, an equality specialist with over 17 years of experience of working in the public sector, said, “I’m tired of being an inactive participant—an armchair critic.
“I’m ready now to take this to the streets, to take a stand against this injustice and to take a stand for what is right.”
The next Barac meeting in Manchester will take place on Thursday 2 December.