I was born in Greenford, London, to working class Jewish parents. Neither held strong political views.
However, my atheist and Communist paternal grandfather did – so much so that by the time I had
reached my 14 th birthday in 1976, I was already a confirmed Socialist and antiracist activist. This
activism found its natural home in 1970s organisations like the Anti-Nazi League, Rock against
Racism, Schoolkids against Nazis, as well as in the 1970s politically charged punk, reggae and two-
tone music scenes.
In January 1981 I relocated to Aylesbury: where I continued to work as a Youth & Community worker,
specialising in Diversity, Equality, Equity and Inclusion issues in relation to B.A.M.E. communities.
This work saw me involved in the early lives and versions of both Aylesbury Vale Racial Equality
Council and Aylesbury Multicultural Centre, as well as with Buckinghamshire Council’s own youth
These days my passion for both B.A.M.E. and anti-racism centred activism and related issues
remains unabated, including personally supporting and promoting the award winning London based
Hope not hate and the Warsaw, Poland based StowNIGDYWIĘCEJ (‘Never Again Association’)
Leisure and interest wise I enjoy (for example) attending and organising community & cultural events,
watching live music (including street busking), watching T20 cricket, checking out the latest street art,
socialising with family and friends, and I’m a life-long (and therefore long-suffering!) Tottenham
Hotspurs FC supporter.
Please contact me regarding local BAME issues, I would be delighted to help.