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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

Burning Work x AIU RACE Centre: The Archive Component, 23 September

A special day of conversations, connections, image and sound.  The Archive Component is a free event exploring archive and community memory as ammunition in anti-racist struggle.

How is the heritage sector engaging with global histories and communities?

Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust explores how the sector approaches equality, diversity and inclusion internally and through its work with global majority communities.

Exploration of Family, Migration and Connection

On Saturday 7 August, Ananna’s Young Women’s group were joined by Shahnaz Ahsan, the author of Hashim & Family, to discuss her latest book for South Asian Heritage Month.

Mirpuris in Manchester

We share some of the story and history of the Mirpuri/Kashmiri community in the UK, and particularly in Greater Manchester.

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