Great Get Together events in honour of murdered MP

Hundreds of people will be coming together across the region this weekend joining several events in honour of murdered MP Jo Cox.

National anti-racism campaign HOPE not hate is supporting three Great Get Together events in the Dudley area, offering music, stalls, poetry, fun and games from all cultures.

These join over 110,000 Great Get Together events taking place across the UK between 16-18 June, a year on since Jo Cox was murdered by a far-right extremist. 

There are three Great Get Together events in the Dudley area, supported by the anti-racism campaign Hope not Hate, offering music and poetry from all cultures. These include a two day music festival at Katie Fitzgeralds in Stourbridge, and a Party in the Park at Grange Road in Dudley.

The Great Get Together brings communities together around what they have most in common, celebrating Jo's inaugural Parliamentary speech in which she said that we have "more in common" than that which divides us.

The GGT builds on a national More In Common campaign that HOPE not hate ran in September last year, in memory of Jo and with the blessing and support of her family. HOPE not hate Dudley organiser Arun Devasia said:

"The Great Get Together event here is the people of Stourbridge recognising that in order to build bridges and heal our divided community, especially after a tumultuous 18 months, we need to celebrate our diversity.

"Stourbridge and Dudley is a borough with so many new and old communities wanting to be part of a shared experience. How better to do this than through the universal language of music?

"Frankie Prazer, organisers and the staff at Katie Fitzgerald's have worked tremendously hard to bring all these bands, the local community, as well as local leaders and councillors together to celebrate what we have in common.


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