IRR News (14 December 2017 – 11 January 2018)
Institute of Race Relations weekly digest - Against Racism, for Social Justice
Dear IRR News subscriber,
This week, as we mourn the death of IRR’s Emeritus Director and Race & Class founding editor A. Sivanandan, the IRR would like to thank all those who have shown their appreciation of his work on social media, the IRR’s website and in personal communications to Siva’s wife, Jenny Bourne, the family and IRR staff. The depth of the public’s appreciation of Sivanandan’s seminal contribution to the anti-racist and anti-imperialist struggle in the UK and internationally has warmed our hearts and the IRR will continue to build on the foundations and principles he laid down. As Liz Fekete reminds us the memory and legacy of Sivanandan will not die. Though a public memorial will take place later this year, there will also be an opportunity to discuss the legacy of Siva (as he was known to his friends) at the launch of a new book on European racism at the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre in Manchester on 7 February.
IRR News team
A. Sivanandan 1923 – 2018
A. Sivanandan, the Director Emeritus of the Institute of Race Relations and founding editor of Race & Class has passed away.
How, asks the January issue of Race & Class, are the principles of neoliberalism reinforced through the racial dimensions of governance, the criminal justice system and the media?
Race & Class Blog
Letters from the Utopian Margins: a late submission to the Hawthorn Archive
On 15 December, in London, Avery Gordon, Race & Class contributor and Editorial Working Committee Member, launched her book The Hawthorn Archive: letters from the Utopian Margins - in which she collects the traces of ‘radical runaways, deserters, abolitionists, heretics, dreamers and liberationalists’ of all shades and nations.