Everybody's Reading 2017
As always, the NUT is pleased to support Everybody's Reading and as usual is sponsoring a number of events. The full brochure is available to download at everybodysreading.co.uk. Below are details of three of the six events that Leicester NUT is sponsoring and that we encourage you to attend.
Friday 6th October, Secular Hall, 7.00pm to 9.00pm
The 1960s was a time of rapid change and radical ideas. Kenny Wilson looks at the growth of the Counterculture from its roots in the protest and youth movements of the 1950s (CND, beatniks, jazz clubs and coffee bars) to its perceived decline in the aftermath of mass cultural events like Woodstock, the Isle of Wight Festival and the shock of the Charles Manson murders in California. A fascinating period, illustrated in song. All welcome.
Thursday 5th October, The Exchange Bar, 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Divya Ghelani reads her short story, An Imperial Typewriter, which looks at the situation of Asian workers in Leicester in the early 1970s against the background of the Imperial Typewriters Strike of 1974. She will also be talking about the background to the strike, the ensuing 'white workers march', which was supported by the National Front, and discussing the trade union and community response to the rise of racism with Peter Flack who was Secretary of the Leicester Anti Racist Committee in the 1970s.
Sunday 8th October, The Exchange Bar, 12.30pm to 2.30pm
To reflect the anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre in 1995, Melisa Mujkanovic, who is a survivor of the Bosnian war, tells us her story. She talks about being placed in concentration camps, along with her mother and sister, seeking refuge in the UK and being reunited with her father. The importance of caring for fellow human beings, facilitating coexistence and cultivating peace is central to her talk, which she strives to do through her role as a Secondary English teacher and member of the NUT.