Celebrate Latin Americans in London: Saturday 28 March at Elephant & Castle

By 21 March, 2015

London will host a day of celebration and solidarity for its growing Latin American community next Saturday 28th March, as Elephant & Castle becomes the venue for the Migrants Contribute demonstration against racism, which features a range of events, including talks, films, theatre, music, exhibitions and, of course, a fiesta. It kicks off at 2pm in the E&C shopping centre, where things will run until 5pm, at which point the action shifts into the nearby Coronet to continue the day’s festivities.

Elephant & Castle is the unofficial Latin American capital of London, with over 80 Latin American-run businesses in the area, with many people living nearby or visiting the area as customers. It therefore seems the ideal location to mark the positive impact of new communities in Britain, particularly at a time when so much media discussion paints a negative picture of multiculturalism and politicians exploit distinct groups in order to woo conservative voters.

This event is coordinated by a number of organizations: #MigrantsContribute, Latin Elephant, CLAUK, LAWRS, IRMO, LADPP, IOM, NAZ Latina, People’s bureau, Migrants Rights Network, The Forum, Telefono de la esperanza, MERU, Latinos in London, LUKAS awards, Luna Play back Theatre, Talentos, Casa Latin American Theatre festival, The Coronet and several businesses within the Shopping Centre. 

There are volunteering opportunities for people from the local community, if you are interested, please get in touch at [email protected]om.

For more information about the event or to arrange interviews on the day, contact Tatiana Garavito at [email protected]om or on 07905518157.

Migrants Contribute: Latin Americans Rise against Racism and Xenophobia

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, Saturday 28th March, 2pm – 8.30pm

Tube: Northern Line and Bakerloo Line (Zone 1 & 2 – travel cards for either zone are valid)

Buses 1, 68, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 363, N1, N68, N171

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