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One Day Without Us - Manchester

MONDAY 6 FEBRUARY

Open planning meeting.

Come along and get involved to make One Day Without Us happen in Manchester. On 20th February, World Day of Social Justice, communities across the UK will take action as part of the One Day Without Us initiative, to celebrate migrant solidarity and reject the politics of division and hatred. You can help Manchester to mark the day.

6pm - Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, M2 5NS

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