LGBT History Month is a time for us to look back on how far we've come - and how far we have yet to go.
By Lynne Featherstone, Equalities Minister 2010-2015
Senior Executive Committee members from around the region met in Birmingham on Saturday 2 February to discuss policy issues. The event was chaired by Policy Lead, Dr Yeow Poon, joined by Regional Chair, Beverley Nielsen. Sandwell got more than a mention as our Chair, Bryan Manley-Green ensured that our borough was represented during the meeting.
We hope you had a great New Year and 2019 brings you health and happiness.
We have found a new venue and hope you can join us for our next meeting.
Monday 4 February, 7.30-9.30pm.
Hallam Street Community Project, (Hallam Street Methodist Church), Lewisham Street, West Bromwich, B71 4HE. The venue is fully accessible for people with mobility issues.
Why I’ll be attending the Sandwell Holocaust Memorial Day event this year.
Being Jewish, I grew up with stories of the Holocaust and remember vividly a neighbour who had escaped slaughter in the Nazi’s concentration camps. She was the grandmother of a schoolfriend. Seeing the number tattooed on her arm (which she tried to hide) made a lasting impression, although at seven or eight, I didn’t fully understand the ramifications of what I was seeing.
Members and supporters of Sandwell LibDems had a great time at the Christmas get together at the Old Dresser Café in Bearwood on Monday 10 December where we tucked in to a veritable feast supplied by Rob and Rich, our genial hosts.
Sandwell LibDem activists were out in Great Barr for the People's Vote campaign on Saturday 8 December to gauge the public mood towards Mrs May's deal and other possible Brexit outcomes
There will be a Brexitometer session at the Scott Arms this Saturday, 8th December, from 2 pm.
Come and join us in asking people in Great Barr to share their views on Brexit.
This Friday, 30 November, a group of pro-EU Warley residents will meet with our local MP, John Spellar, who is "undeclared" regarding the issue of Brexit and it will be interesting to hear his views, and let him understand how worried we are over our future relationship with the EU.
Sandwell Lib Dems cordially invite you to our Christmas get together.
It will be great to meet socially over some good food and a glass (or two) of something enlivening.
Some of us have been to the Old Dresser Café after doing a stint on the Brexitometer on Bearwood High Street and will be able to vouch for the quality of the food.