Remembering and reflecting on the 'Battle of Lewisham' in August 1977, when a mobilisation by the far-right National Front in South East London was met by mass opposition

Tuesday 2 October 2007

Lewisham '77 - November 10th conference

The main Lewisham '77 event is a half-day conference on November 10th 2007 at Goldsmiths College in New Cross. The conference will provide an opportunity both to remember the events of 1977 and to reflect on their significance for today. It will include a photographic exhibition, videos, and a panel of speakers. Confirmed to take part so are:

-Professor Paul Gilroy - sociologist, ex-Goldsmiths lecturer and author of Ain't No Black In The Union Jack and The Black Atlantic;

- Balwinder Rana and Ted Parker - veterans of Lewisham '77 and the Anti-Nazi League;

- Martin Lux, author of Anti-Fascist: A Foot-Soldier's Story;

- Dr William(Lez) Henry - former Goldsmiths lecturer and South London reggae DJ, author of What the Deejay Said: A Critique from the Street.

- speakers from Lewisham Anti-Racist Action Group (LARAG) and No One is Illegal.

The event starts at 1 pm, admission is free. To be added to the mailing list with details of the event, please email

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