We hold regular exhibitions and events in Manchester related to the work we do. These events include book launches, photography exhibitions and oral histories.

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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.

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.

East African Asian Lives  – a Crescent Community Radio project

For South Asia Heritage Month we asked one of the groups we are currently working with to share news of their ongoing project. 

Archives Against Racism: A Covid-19 Collecting Event for Young People

Read about our first event on site since the lockdown: a workshop for secondary school age young people to learn about archives

Re-opening the Centre

The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre has been closed since March 2020 in line with coronavirus restrictions. As these restrictions have been eased, our library shelves are now open to the public and you can access our archives. From 1 September, unless the current guidelines change, our enquiry desk in Central Library will […]

Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre And Education Trust Meets Marta Minujin’s Big Ben Lying Down With Political Books! by Hafsah Aneela Bashir

‘People need this! We need new ideas and new places where people meet.  Global symbols like Big Ben stand up straight and never change - but the world is always changing.’

Fact And Fiction – Intersection Of The Imagination And Historical Record

Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre’s Festival Of Libraries Workshop, 9 June 2021

Resist, Assist, Inspire!

Heena Patel, talking about some of the work she has done as part of Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre’s Covid-19 collecting project.

Community-Focused Digital Engagement

This is a blog post of an online event held on 10 February at the 2021 Digital Past Conference. it was written and presented by Drew Ellery, Digital Officer at the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Trust. 

Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place every year on 27 January, a date which marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. It is a day for remembering all those who have died in genocides, including the 6 million Jews murdered during the Holocaust and millions of others who died during […]

Poet in Residence

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our first poet in residence, Shirley May, one of the best known and loved performers on the Manchester poetry scene. Shirley May has performed in the North West, nationally and internationally, appearing at the Nuyorican Cafe in New York and the Calabash writing festival in Jamaica. Shirley […]

Why was the 1945 Pan-African Congress held in Manchester?

We’re delighted to publish this blog by renowned historian Marika Sherwood. Currently Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Marika is recognised not only for her detailed knowledge of the Pan-African Congress, but also for her commitment to advocating for Pan-Africanism to be better researched and documented.