Ron todd foundation
The memorial lecture presents the awards that celebrate the people in our communities who support, and further social justice are happening on 10 March.
Join us at the Marx Memorial Library, 37A Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU from 12pm to honour the work of trade unionists, campaigners and activists who are championing collectivism, education and engagement in their fields helping to further the legacy of Ron Todd.
The winners of this years’ Ron Todd Foundation Awards are:
Socialism of the heart - Eric Lee, is founder and editor of LabourStart, an online news and campaigning website for the international trade union movement. www.labourstart.org
Peace – Walter Wolfgang, is a socialist and peace activist. He is Vice-President and Vice-Chair of the Labour Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. www.labourcnd.org.uk
Social Justice – Helen Steel, l is an environmental activist known for her pursuit for justice in the 1997 McLibel case. She is involved in the Police Spies Out of Lives campaign. www.policespiesoutoflives.org.uk
Equality – Aderonke Apata, is a Nigerian Gay rights activist. She is a vocal critic of Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre after spending over a year in the facility. www.facebook.com/Asylum4Aderonke/
Inspiring young people – McStrikers, members of the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union who led the first strike of McDonald’s workers in the UK in 2017. www.bfawu.org/mcstrike
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Education outside of the classroom is the back bone of growing the movement and ensuring that the fight for social justice is placed firmly in the heart of local communities.
We know that education is more than books, it is about real people, sharing their stories, inspiring social action.
Todd Talks are a series of debates which seek to target those who are feeling disconnected and alienated from politics, with the aim to re-engage them with the principles of practical solidarity.
The debates explore the issues that were important to Ron, remembering the quote “the past we inherit, the future we build” and seeks to put this into action through combining national and local speakers, within communities where Ron had a connection together with a call for action that promotes social change.