Activism Past, Present and Future

  • DATE

    15 June 2022

  • TIME

    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome




    Manchester Central Library
    St Peter's Square, Manchester, M2 5PD

Are you passionate about issues facing the world today? We invite you to explore Activism past, present and future, as captured in Manchester’s Archives, and to share your own experiences. An artist will be on hand to help you get creative and add your views to our Wall of Activism!

Come along and catch a screening of “Born a Rebel”. Showing women’s lives from the suffragettes to the miners’ strikes, and much more, ‘Born a Rebel’ is a 15-minute film comprised entirely of archive footage from the collections of the Yorkshire, North West and North East Film Archives.

Archives represented include partners from Archives+
· Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre and Education Trust
· The Northwest Film Archive
· Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society
· Unlocking Our Sound Heritage

LGBT Foundation will be displaying selected material from their archives, with a focus on LGBTQ+ activism and equality campaigns. LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities. With a history dating back to 1975, they campaign for a fair and equal society where all LGBT people can achieve their full potential.

As well as University of Manchester Library Special Collections (Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre; University Main Library and John Rylands Library). Learn about the many migration stories documented at the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre, and how they are supporting Olympia’s Music Foundation.

This is a free drop in event. No need to book.