Lewisham 77 Event, November 10th

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Lewisham 77 Event, November 10th

On 13 August 1977, the far-right National Front attempted to march from New Cross to Lewisham in South East London. Local people and anti-racists from all over London and beyond mobilised to oppose them, and the NF were humiliated as their march was disrupted and banners seized.

To mark the 30th anniversary of the 'Battle of Lewisham' a half day conference is being held in New Cross on Saturday November 10th, 1 pm at Goldsmiths College (admission free). The conference will provide an opportunity both to remember the events of 1977 and to reflect on their significance for today. It will include a photographic exhibition, films, and a panel of speakers. Confirmed to take part so are:

-Professor Paul Gilroy - sociologist, ex-Goldsmiths lecturer and author of Ain't No Black In The Union Jack and The Black Atlantic;

- Balwinder Rana and Ted Parker - veterans of Lewisham '77 and the Anti-Nazi League;

- Martin Lux, author of Anti-Fascist: A Foot-Soldier's Story;

- Dr William(Lez) Henry - former Goldsmiths lecturer and South London reggae DJ, author of What the Deejay Said: A Critique from the Street.

- speakers from Lewisham Anti-Racist Action Group (LARAG) and No One is Illegal.

Further details at: http://lewisham77.blogspot.com/

To be added to the mailing list with details of the event, please email lewisham77@gmail.com