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Calendar of racism and resistance (30 August – 12 September)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe.

September 13, 2018

Society in black and white

A review of a publication on The Stars Campaign for Interracial Friendship, which arose to combat racism after the 1958 anti-black ‘riots’.

September 12, 2018

Stealing C. L. R. James

One of the most influential black Marxist thinkers of the twentieth century is now being rebranded for the neoliberal era.

September 12, 2018

Anti-racism and progressive values

Below we reproduce the speech given by human rights lawyer Frances Webber to the meeting ‘Confronting Racism in the UK: a return to collective principles’, organised by the Monitoring Group at Conway Hall on 6 September.

September 7, 2018

Still The Heart of the Race, thirty years on

A seminal radical black feminist text, first published in 1985, which tells the story of black women’s experiences in Britain, has now been republished by Verso, at a time when we need it more than ever.

September 6, 2018

Upcoming Events

Black and Banned

BFI launches Black and Banned season. Showing a wide range of film, TV documentary and drama that deserve screening in their own right, as well as for the questions they provoke about yesterday and today. The films you weren’t allowed to see: drama and documentaries that offer unique and challenging perspectives.

October 3, 2018

Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land

Seventy years since the Empire Windrush carried hundreds of migrants to London, hear the Caribbean voices behind the 1940s headlines. Why did people come? What did they leave behind? And how did they shape Britain?

October 21, 2018