81 Acts of Exuberant Defiance is being built
Individuals, community groups and organisations are coming together to make it happen.
We are catalysing a cultural programme for 2021 that will mark the 40yr anniversary of the uprisings.
The 81 Acts will bring together the exuberant diaspora of Brixton to shine a light on the injustices that were rife at that time, highlighting the issues around race, poverty and policing and examining how, and if these have changed in 40 years. They will explore what contemporary Brixton feels like and provide an opportunity for our community to re-think the strategies of resistance and resilience currently being employed.
Acts will be bold, brave & radical & they will be noticed.
Acts will be informed by local heritage and key themes developed by the community:
exploring strategies of resistance
Insight / Incite
Gaining Insight into the events of 81 and exploring the action that the this incites
A tribute to fallen and future activists
Calls to Action
Regroup & Renew
Exploring collective agency and the subversive act of togetherness