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Burning Work x AIU RACE Centre: The Archive Component

Date & Time of Event: 
23 September, 2021 - 12:30 to 17:00
Manchester Central Library (Performance Space, Ground Floor), St Peter's Square, Manchester, M2 5PD

How can knowledge held within archives and community memories support action to contest racial injustice in post-colonial Britain?

The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre’s Covid-19 Collecting project considers the role of archives in supporting anti-racist activism.

Through 3 sessions, Burning Work x AIU RACE Centre: The Archive Component explores the relation between archives, community memory and the work of monitoring and contesting discriminatory post-colonial institutions in Britain. This is in reference to the “serious harm” documented in testimonies within Windrush Defenders legal surgeries, forums and focus groups.

In addition, by thinking through the Black cultural institution of the sound system, what role does the body, movement and sound play in how we recollect personal and social histories, heal from them, and design alternative futures?

Between the speaker boxes of Megatone Sound Foundation, this event features sounds, presentations and speeches from the Windrush Defenders and Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre community networks, broadcast live from within the Performance Space of Manchester Central Library.

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