UCL Urban Laboratory News
For archived news, please click on 'Archive' to the right.
Then - Now - Tomorrow? The Struggle Continues...
SERTUC (Southern and Eastern Region Trade Union Congress)
Film Club Double Bill
Including a discussion with film-maker Colin Prescod
Thursday 21st May
19.00-22.00 | Congress House,
Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS
From You Were Black, You Were Out
Describes the conditions in the 1950s in Ladbroke Grove, a decaying inner London area.
A Town Under Siege
Focuses on how the Southall community organised itself to resist racist and fascist attacks between 1976 and 1981.
These two films, originally from a four-part series Colin Prescod made for Channel 4 at the beginning of the 1980s, chart the milestones in black people's fight for justice - including Notting Hill in 1958 and the death of anti-fascist Blair Peach. The films reveal, in these histories, how unities across communities were forged so that black became a political colour, not the colour of one's skin, how racism has changed over time and how state institutions have been forced to move in response to black challenges.
Further information and registration
Telephone: 020 7467 1220
back to top