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Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and Education Trust

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Our Archive Collection
Our Archive Collection

Explore our extensive archives documenting local Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community history.

Our Community Work
Community Work

We deliver talks and training at community events, workshops and conferences.

Our Library

Our library collection has over 14,780
titles, covering topics including culture
and identity, history, politics, and local

Our Sound Archive
Oral Histories

Access excerpts from our collection of recorded life stories

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AIU Race Relations Resource Centre and Education Trust

The Resource Centre is free to visit and includes hundreds of books on the history of race, migration and ethnicity. Our archive contains a wide range of documents, leaflets, posters, photographs and ephemera donated by BAME communities across Greater Manchester. The Education Trust offers ongoing training to community groups with an interest in producing archive- quality research materials. We can also help with other aspects of project planning and delivery–from bid writing support to workshops, exhibition space and the long-term preservation of your research.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss a project idea.

Current Activities

Connected/ing communities in Manchester: translation and interpreting in the spotlight

Dr Rebecca Tipton reports on an online event hosted in conjunction with the AIU Centre exploring translation and interpreting in the city’s public and charitable services, and in many of its community-led organisations.

Black History Month Reading List: Black History is World History

Our second reading list for Black History Month 2021 is inspired by the Black History is World History Educational Sessions that we have been running throughout October

Rearranging the ‘social kaleidoscope’?: Looking back at the 1981 Moss Side ‘disturbances’

In the first of two articles on the Moss Side disturbances, using the AIU RACE Centre’s Elouise Edwards Collection, Claire Fox (academic director of the AIU RACE Centre), explores whether the ‘social kaleidoscope’ remains more static than rearranged.

Black History Month Reading List: And Still We Rise: Moss Side and Beyond

The first of our Black History Month 2021 reading lists, inspired by our theme of ‘And Still We Rise’

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