Activism: Women and Black Power in the UK

Wed, 17 February 2021 14:00 – 15:00 GMT

In our ‘Activism month’ event we welcome Leila Hassan Howe, a leading light in the British Black power movement of the 1970s and 80s.

Please join us for a key event in our ‘Activism month’ where we welcome Leila Hassan Howe, a leading light in the British Black power movement of the 1970s and 80s to share stories and insights from her life in conversation with journalist, Jacqueline Springer.
Howe was a member of the Black Unity and Freedom Party, leading demonstrations including the National Black People’s Day of Action in response to the deaths of 13 young people trapped in a New Cross house fire in 1981 – at the time the largest demonstration of its kind. She was part of the hugely influential Race Today Collective, working with others including Linton Kwesi Johnson, Farrukh Dhondy and Darcus Howe to steer the monthly magazine and voice for radical Black politics, taking up as deputy editor in 1973 and editor from 1985.

Howe also worked alongside influential activist and intellectual Ambalavaner Sivanandan at the Institute for Race Relations, leading a grassroots rebellion from within the organisation to transform its leadership. This event promises lively conversation and an insider perspective on key moments of Black political resistance in the UK.

The link to the talk will be sent after registration, closer to the date of the event.

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