Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Free film screening: The AUCU BME group have arranged a free film screening of “At The River I Stand” to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. This is open to all staff and students and will take place at 530pm on Tuesday 24 April in F61, Edward Wright Building – more information on the attached poster. Light refreshments will be available. Places are limited so to reserve your place, please register via Eventbrite.
At the River I Stand
This is a powerful, eloquent and inspirational documentary chronicling the immediate events leading to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr on 4th April 1968. It shows the unsafe, appalling working conditions of the public-sector sanitation workers of Memphis all of whom were black. Following the workplace deaths of two of their colleagues, the workers went on strike for improved working conditions, wages and unionization but, Memphis City Council would not relent in its opposition and repression. A local labour dispute transformed to attract national attention when MLK was invited to intervene. MLK, who believed that the struggle for civil rights must go together with those for economic rights and justice, obliged.
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