Come together with Hammersmith and Fulham Council for Unity Day – Sunday 17th July

Council officials in W6 and W12 urge West London residents to join the March Against Racism, followed by a Celebration Rally in Ravenscourt Park  

Hammersmith and Fulham Council are taking a firm stand against racism with the march, aiming to tackle rising concerns and incidents of racist abuse and graffiti in the West London area, which will depart from Shepherds Bush Green, moving towards Ravenscourt Park. 

Councillor Stephen Cowan issued a statement this month, denouncing the increase in reported hate crimes in the area, including racist graffiti daubed across Hammersmith Polish Centre, and urging local residents to stand and state their pride in multicultural Hammersmith and all who have made their homes there. 

Cllr Cowan stated:  

“Generations of good, brave people fought to kick racism out of British society… On Sunday, 17 July the vast majority of us will have a chance to stand up and state that we are proud of all the good people that have made their home in Hammersmith and Fulham: those who came from the other 27 EU countries, and those from everywhere else in the world. H&F’s Unity Day will begin with a chance for us to walk together against racism and xenophobia. It will finish with a festival of celebration of the many cultures that make our London borough one of the most wonderful places to live anywhere in the world. Please come and please tell your friends and neighbours.” 

The march will depart from Shepherds Bush Green at 11.30am and arrive at Ravenscourt Park at 1pm. This will be followed by a Celebration Rally with live music performances, a full line-up of speakers, and food from all over the world.  

There will be partial road closures and parking suspensions in effect on the day. For more information visit the Hammersmith and Fulham Council website.