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. BOOK NOW
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.
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