Race, class and solidarity: 40 years of migrant workers’ struggles

FILM SCREENING:
THE GREAT GRUNWICK STRIKE 1976-78
FOLLOWED BY A PANEL DISCUSSION
Weds 2nd November 2016
7pm-9.30pm

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Forty years ago a strike led by Asian women at the Grunwick factory in NW London gave rise to one of the biggest mobilisations in labour movement history. The Great Grunwick Strike film tells the story of the inspirational workers who led the dispute and how a predominantly white, male, trade union movement came to support them. With migrants now facing increasingly precarious employment and a rise in post-Brexit racism, our panel will be discussing how we can rebuild that solidarity.

Panel:

Amrit Wilson (Writer, activist and member of South Asian Solidarity Group)

Consuelo Moreno (SOAS Justice for Cleaners Campaign)

Sujata Aurora (Grunwick 40)

Chair: Parvathi Raman (SOAS Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies)

SOAS, Khalili Lecture Theatre, Lower Ground Floor, Main Building, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG (Map)

Organised by Grunwick 40 in association with the SOAS Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

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