‘A History of Race & Resistance in Britain’

Thursday 9th & Friday 10th August 2018, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM @ SOAS University of London, 10 Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG


Conversations around race and racism often take our attention to the United States. We too easily hark back to their civil rights movement and figures such as Martin Luther King or Malcolm X.

Even today when we think about police violence our minds likewise veer towards #BLM within the US context. But what about race and resistance in Britain?

Unfortunately the the historic ways in which people have resisted state racism and colonialism in these isles are often ignored, erased and forgotten. This is despite the fact that there is a rich history of people of colour resisting state racism in Britain, from the 1976 Grunwick Strike – led by women of colour – to the organising of the British Black Panthers.

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The event is free and open to everyone. Register at eventbrite