Sunday, 20 April 2014

The Great Grunwick Strike: the Past and Present Politics of Class, Racism and Gender

The Great Grunwick Strike: the Past and Present Politics of Class, Racism and Gender

StartsApr 24, 2014 06:00 PM
FinishesApr 24, 2014 08:00 PM
VenueQueens Parade. 12 Willesden Lane, Willesden Green, NW2 5HT
Booking details
Free entry; booking required

Event description

This session will feature a screening of the documentary 'The Great Grunwick Strike, 1976-78' produced by the Brent Trades Union Council. The film deals with a bitter industrial dispute involving union recognition for a workforce that was largely made up of Asian women, and which unfolded in the backstreets of Willesden Green. Trades unionists, feminists and anti-racist campaigners will join us for a discussion of the contemporary legacies of the strike: how class, ethnicity and gender overlapped and diverged during the strike itself, and how the events of that period can inform struggles for equality today.
This event is part of Birkbeck’s, Pop Up University at Queen’s Parade on Willesden Green High Street taking place from mid March until end of May to bring you a series of thought-provoking events designed to engage and inspire.  Come along to participate in free workshops, lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, debates and performances.
You will also have the opportunity to:
  • Find out more about Birkbeck courses
  • Talk through your options with a qualified careers consultant
  • Find out more about fees and funding for courses
  • Get help writing your course application
  • Gain practical hints and tips to help you return to study

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