Help us mark the 40th anniversary of the Grunwick strike
The plans for the Grunwick anniversary commemorations are taking shape quickly, there's a lot happening...
We're excited to announce that we now have permission to to install a mural on a prominent wall very close to the former factory site in Willesden. This will be a permanent public reminder of the unity and solidarity that Grunwick represented and ensure that the history is remembered. You canget involved in the design of the mural by coming along to one of several workshops during April – no special design or artistic ability required, just a bit of enthusiasm!
As well as the mural there is plenty more to get involved in.
This autumnthere will be a major public exhibition on Grunwick at the Brent Museum, situated in Willesden Library, in partnership with Brent Council's Archive and Heritage Service. Do you have photographs or memories of the strike? If you were present would you be willing to be interviewed? If so, please get in touch.
But commemorating Grunwick is not just about remembering the past, it's also about organising for the future. Later this year we will be holding a conference (working title: The Grunwick Strike: Legacy and Lessons) which will look at current issues relating to migrant workers and the bringing together of various struggles. If you would like to get involved with the conference planning, please contact us.
And there's more... We've heard about a number of other plans to remember Grunwick, and we'll be sharing details soon. If you are thinking of organising your own event to mark the Grunwick anniversary, let us know.
Finally, we can't do any of our activities without financial resources so this is a heads up that ourcrowdfunding campaign will go live this coming Monday, 29th February. Please look out for it and give generously.
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The Grunwick 40 Steering Group
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Grunwick 40 is an initiative of Brent Trades Council and the Willesden Green Town Team.
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*c/o Brent Trades Council, 375 High Road, London NW10 2JR*