Half The Battle: Women Fighting Racism in East London
History talk and short film screening celebrating women’s contributions to the fight against Racism in East London. Touring four venues:
o Whitechapel Idea Store, Tuesday 19 March, 7pm
o Redbridge Central Library, Tuesday 26 March, 1pm
o Barking Learning Centre, Wednesday 27 March, 4pm
o Hoxton Hall, Tuesday 2 April, 7.30pm
Eastside Community Heritage is celebrating Women’s History Month (March 2013). We’ll be sharing the stories of women who’ve fought against racism in East London, in their own words.
Half the Battle will draw from oral history interviews with local activists who have been involved with groups such as Rock Against Racism and Unite Against Fascism.
East Londoners have long been on the frontline of the battle against racism. From Brick Lane to Barking, women have played a crucial role in this vibrant and continuing legacy of activism.
Lwam Tesfay, Trainee Oral Historian at Eastside Community Heritage said, “London has a strong history of anti-racist and anti-fascist campaigning, and it’s important that women’s roles within that are recorded."
Notes on the organisation
Eastside Community Heritage is an oral history centre based in East London. For twenty years we have been collecting and archiving oral histories from ordinary and extraordinary Londoners. These hidden histories are available in our archive, as well as a range of exhibitions, publications, films, and more. Visit www.hidden-histories.org.uk to find out more.