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Preeti Dhillon: The Shoulders We Stand On

Preeti Dhillon: The Shoulders We Stand On

Have you heard of the Indian Workers’ Association? The Grunwick Strike? The Brixton Black Women’s Group? The Battle of Brick Lane? If the answer is no, you’re not alone.

Join researcher, historian, and author Preeti Dhillon as she uncovers the forgotten history of the UK’s anti-racist campaigners to celebrate the publication of her new book The Shoulders We Stand On: How Black and Brown people fought for change in the United Kingdom.

The ‘stream and book’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, and a copy of The Shoulders We Stand On (RRP £20) deliverable to any UK or international address. This event is FREE to watch.

This event is now available to view until 28 September 2023. 

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

The UK is grappling with big questions about belonging, equality, and the legacies of Empire and Colonialism. We've been here before. Embracing a broader history that encompasses all British people, The Shoulders We Stand On is fundamental to a better understanding of the past and gives many more people who fought for our future a voice in the present.

For this incredibly enlightening event, Preeti will be joined with the Kavita Puri, author of Partition Voices: Untold British Stories and in conversation they will urge us to reclaim the history that has been kept from us and use these vital movements and inspirational moments to better understand the UK we live in today and how change occurs. Make sure you tune in to what promises to be an empowering and heartening online event.

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