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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South Asian Heritage Month 2022: Journeys of Empire

We’ve selected some books from our library that explore Partition and its legacies. The list includes non-fiction and novels, as well as some titles suitable for younger readers.

Refugee Week 2022: Reading List

A suggested reading list of books from the RACE Centre library that celebrate the stories and achievements of refugees all over the world.

Visit to Wellcome Institute Collection

Laila Benhaida, Community Archivist, reflects on our visit to London.

‘The language may be different but the feelings we share as women survivors are mutual.’ – Safety4Sisters Writing Group

The This Is We anthology is a manifesto for migrant women speaking their truth to power, sharing experiences of gender-based violence, migration, racism and the hostile environment they are forced to endure every day, unapologetically stating ‘This is we’.

The impact of Covid-19: workshop & event

Since 2019, Covid-19 has impacted us in so many ways. With the multiple lockdowns and working from home, we can see how our lives have changed and how we have had to adapt as a society during this pandemic.   On 28 November, Sibia Akhtar worked with the Ananna young girls’ group to discuss the […]

British, Bangladeshi and Belonging in Manchester

16 December 2021 celebrates the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s liberation from Pakistan and is known as “Victory Day” or “Bijoy Dibosh”. Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre and Education Trust Head Safina Islam reflects on what it means to be a British Bangladeshi and belonging, in conversation with Selina Ullah, a Trustee of the Education Trust, […]

Archives Against Racism Part 2: The Archive Component, 23 Sep 2021

Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre teamed up with Burning Work to produce The Archive Component, a day of speakers exploring the link between archives and anti-racist activism.

‘And Still We Rise’ Black History Month 2021

We have an exciting programme of activities planned for Black History Month this year,

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