LAUNCH of FILM and BOOK
Indian Workers’ Association: 60 Years of Struggles & Achievement: 1956-2016
Sunday 21st August 2016
Monsoon Banqueting Hall, The Green, Southall.
5:00pm – 9:00pm
Tickets: £18* includes dinner, drinks & cultural performances e.g. kathak dance, poetry
*FREE copies of film in DVD format with in an accompanying booklet will be available for guests.
An Exhibition of old IWA photographs will be available for viewing.
The FILM records the experiences of the early immigrants from the Panjab India
their struggles for equality rights &against discrimination in housing, employment etc, over 6 decades through a collection of interviews, with key IWA leaders past & present, other local & national prominent people & features previously unseen materials.
The BOOK provides a rare insight into the conditions facing the first wave of Panjabi immigrants arriving in Britain from the Indian sub-continent in the early 1950s and 60s. It charts the establishment of the iconic Indian Workers’ Association (Southall) and its extraordinary legacy of struggle in the political and cultural field, culminating in the election of its Presidents as the first Asian Councillor in 1968 and the first Asian Member of Parliament locally in 1992. The book relies on first-hand information and accounts from the early immigrants towards a seminal understanding of the emergence of the Asian community in Southall as a powerful political force in the 1960s and 1970s.
Limited copies of the Book are available at £5. Order your copy NOW.
We are looking for 100 sponsors of £50 or £100 each to help us meet the launch & publishing costs. All donations however small will be greatly appreciated. All sponsors will receive free entry and a free copy of the book.
Please circulate this information & the attached publicity leaflets to all your colleagues & networks.
For further information contact:
Balraj Purewal: 0788 2537336