Tuesday 4 May marks the annual commemoration of Altab Ali, the young Bengali man whose brutal murder in 1978 mobilised the Bangladeshi and wider community to take a stand against racism.
This year, the council will be marking this important date with an online event: a screening of Altab Ali and the Battle of Brick Lane. This will be followed by a panel discussion and live Q&A with those who were involved in making the film, as well as Dr Halima Begum from the Runnymede Trust.
Altab Ali and the Battle of Brick Lane is a poignant animated film made in partnership with Loughborough University’s Migrant Memories and the Post-colonial Imagination project and directed by doctoral researcher Diwas Bisht. Young people were inspired by their research to share the story of the senseless attack which marked a turning point in east London’s race relations.