Former Chelsea football player Paul Canoville, is delighted to have become an ambassador for LMHR. It’s a campaign very close to his heart and with recent incidents of racial abuse resurfacing in football stadiums as well as broader society, he was eager to roll his sleeves up and get involved.
The Paul Canoville Foundation, which helps improve the lives of young people by equipping them with essential life-skills, will support the upcoming campaign. Paul’s involvement will entail working with our partners and youth organisations to encourage young people along to the UN World Racism Day march and rally on Saturday March 16th.
“As a long time member of love music hate racism , it’s an honor to have Paul working with us and giving his time to this really worthwhile campaign .”
– Paul Samuels
The #LMHR stall will be on Sunday 16th December and will include our iconic t-shirts, beanie hats, tote bags, badges and much more. Come check it out and pick up the perfect festive gifts.
Love Music Hate Racism was joined by a packed crowd last Saturday (20 Oct) as our guest panel discussed ‘Music and the Masses’ the role music can play in the fight against racism. The panel took place at the Stand Up To Racism international conference, in central London, which 1400 people attended throughout the day.
Speakers at the LMHR meeting included musicians Lowkey, Deelush, Zara Sykes and Dave Randall alongside Rock Against Racism co-founder Roger Huddle. There was a broad consensus about the power music has to bring people together but different tactics were put forward for engaging with music fans.
The importance of local LMHR groups was highlighted by contributions from representatives of Leeds and Sheffield Love Music Hate Racism. It was also argued that local live music venues across the country can play a role in creating community hubs for antiracist to organise.