Southall, April 1979: How to fight the fascists and win … (then and now)

Sunday 28th April, 2019, 1-5.30pm
Birkbeck, University of London

The event is free, but please register here


Welcome and Introduction
Gurminder K Bhambra, Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies, University of Sussex

Panel 1
Balraj Purewal, a founder member of the Southall Youth Movement and organiser of the Panjabis in Southall project
Anandi Ramamurthy, Reader in Post-Colonial Cultures, Sheffield Hallam University, and author of Black Star: Britain’s Asian Youth Movements
Adam Elliot-Cooper, Research Associate in Geography, Kings College London, whose research includes looking at Black resistance to police violence
Jas Nijjar, PhD researcher at Brunel University and works with The Monitoring Group

ChairGargi Bhattacharyya, Professor of Sociology, University of East London

Break 3.15-3.30pm

Panel 2
Suresh Grover, Director of The Monitoring Group and founder of the Southall Monitoring Group
Sita Balani, Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Culture
David Renton, barrister, historian and the author of Never Again: Rock Against Racism and the Anti-Nazi League 1976-1982
Avtar Brah, Professor Emerita, Birkbeck University of London

Chair: Satnam Virdee, Professor of Sociology, University of Glasgow


Supported and organized by: Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, University of Sussex; Centre for Research on Racism, Ethnicity and Nationalism, University of Glasgow; Centre for Research on Race and Law, Birkbeck, University of London; Consented magazine; Gurminder K Bhambra, University of Sussex; Satnam Virdee, University of Glasgow; Suresh Grover, The Monitoring Group; Jas Nijjar, Brunel University; Amit Singh, Consented; Nadine El-Enany, Birkbeck; Sarah Keenan, Birkbeck; Gargi Bhattacharyya, University of East London

The event is free, but please register here

For details about more events marking the 40th anniversary of the Southall protests, see Southall Resists 40

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