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Explore this page for links to activities that will creatively immerse you in the culture and issues at stake, as well as opportunities to find out more about the 81 Acts programme and meet other people who are involved at our Open House and Patty n Ting events.

Anyone can get involved!
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REMEMBER

REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED? Forty years ago in Brixton, Black communities were living in poor housing with high unemployment, subject to racist reporting by the British

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RESPECT

RESPECT THE PEOPLES WHOSE SHOULDERS WE STAND Meanwhile, the police launched SWAMP 81, an operation in which close to a thousand Black people were stopped

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RESIST

RESIST THE WHITENING OF OUR HISTORY Forty years later WHAT HAS CHANGED? What lessons have been learned? We still have ‘stop and search without suspicion’

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INSIGHT X INCITE

INSIGHT X INCITE LEARN. THINK. MOVE DIFFERENTLY MAKING US WISER. We think that the best people to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Brixton Uprisings

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REVOLUTION

REVOLUTION CALL FOR A REVOLUTION OF COMPASSION 81 ACTS OF EXUBERANT DEFIANCE is an invitation to learn about this radical past of Brixton, to come

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REFORM

REFORM Celebrate a leading voice fighting for racial justice today. Find out more about the sound of Black Britain in 1981. READ MORE Share a

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REGROUP & RENEW

REGROUP & RENEW Learn more about working towards Dismantling Racism. READ MORE Contribute to the Lived Experience Library. EMAIL TONY CEALY Add your Sound of

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APRIL 1981

APRIL 1981 WHAT HAPPENED? 81 Acts has been built from the ground up with over 300 people giving their time and energy for free to

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BE AN AFRO SUPA HERO

BE An Afro Supa Hero Be an Afro Supa Hero In 1981, Black heroes of Brixton held the ‘Frontline’ in an Uprising that lasted from

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