45 YEARS ON: REMEMBERING THE STRIKE AT IMPERIAL TYPEWRITERS
Here writers and activists discuss topics ranging from political life in the 1970s to stereotypes of black and Asian workers as well as the rise of the far-right then and now. We have a chance to gain a broader understanding of the strike, weaving together themes of race, gender, and workers’ rights.
Their reflections stand alongside our oral history interviewees and help us reclaim this forgotten Leicester story of resistance. Learning about the strike at Imperial Typewriters can help inspire individual and collective action in these troubled times.
Commentaries featuring: Amrit Wilson, Professor Emerita Avtar Brah, Dr Carlton Howson, Sujata Aurora, Tariq Ali and Yuri Prasad.
“THEN AND NOW”
writers & activists
Amrit Wilson is a renowned activist and writer on issues of gender and race. Her books on South Asian women in Britain include the ‘Finding a Voice – Asian women in Britain’ (1978) and ‘Dreams Questions and Struggles –South Asian women in Britain’ (2006). She is a founder member of the South Asia Solidarity Group, and board member of Imkaan, a Black, South Asian and minority ethnic women’s organisation dedicated to combating violence against women in Britain.