1919: Remembering the Riots – A National Conversation
As a part of the centenary commemorations of the 1919 Race Riots, WoW and the University of Liverpool invite you to this event which will explore how the Liverpool is only one part of a wider national story about racism and violence in cities across the UK.
Invited guests will discuss what happened in cities like Glasgow, Cardiff, South Shields, London and Hull, and many more, and together we will explore the similarities and differences between each city.
The first part of the day will involve telling the story of what happened in each city – sharing knowledge of why violence and disorder broke out to such an extent and how each city’s story differed.
A second part of the day will look at how these events have been remembered more recently, and how. In some places, the stories of 1919 have been forgotten by many, but in others, books, tours, theatre performances and more have been developed. We hope that these discussions will encourage people to develop new ideas about how to commemorate the events of 100 years ago.
A final panel discussion will explore the ongoing legacies of 1919 in the 21st Century. As the continuing scandals of Grenfell, Windrush and more show us, racism and racial discrimination are alive and well in the 21st Century. We ask our panellists, including Ron Ramdin, Author of “The Making of the Black Working Class in Britain” to discuss what 1919 tells us about racism today.
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