Fabiha Askari

FOR LABOUR STUDENTS VICE-CHAIR

@fabihaaskari

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Hello, I’m Fabiha (she/her). I’m standing to be the Vice Chair of National Labour Students to build a student wing that fights for a free, decolonised and accessible education.

As a founding member of the Lancaster Black History group, I have dedicated myself to recovering education from the distortion and violence of colonialism and racism. I spearheaded the campaign on decolonisation at my University and continue to hold the University and the SU to account. As Labour Students Vice Chair I’ll help develop the resources Clubs need to become spaces of transformative political education and fight against marketisation for a free, democratic education system.

My time as Co-Chair of Lancaster Labour Club and a Councillor has taught me the power of collective organising across the labour and student movements. We supported student rent strikes, joined the UCU picket lines, organised teach-outs, and built solidarity on and off campus.

I will fight to ensure all Labour clubs are provided with the necessary organising skills and resources to win power on their campuses, in their communities and at the ballot box.

I am proud to be standing with the support of Momentum and trade unionists to fight for a socialist future.

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