A story of Britain’s black communities
Tuesday 13 May, 6.30pm till 9pm
Rich Mix, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
Featuring films and speakers spanning over 30 years history of struggle by Britain’s black communities. The stories of resistance and rebellion will cover the iconic self-defence campaigns of the Newham 7 in the 1980s, the Stephen Lawrence family campaign, the brutal deaths in custody, those criminalised and imprisoned in miscarriages of justice right through to those facing today’s war on terror.
Learn about the victories achieved by militant community campaigns and the uprisings that rocked the country as the UK’s black communities fought to establish and strengthen their place within British society – in the face not only of individual prejudice but trenchant state racism, not least by institutions like the police and the courts.