30th October: L8 Archive Celebration
Date: 30th October
Venue: Toxteth Library, Windsor Street, L8 1XF
Ticket: Free entry
The Liverpool 8 Law centre, operating from 1982, was arguably the most significant and at times controversial black-led community organisation in the city. Emerging out of the 1981 Riots and L8 defence committee it protected the L8 community and Liverpool’s black communities from police harassment, brutality and racism. It fought discrimination in the workplace, in housing and education and battled for the right of people to be here.
The Heritage Lottery funded L8 Archive Project has worked with the records of the Liverpool 8 Law centre and other key local organisations to create a unique and important archive that is now available for public access in Liverpool Records Office.
This event celebrates the hard work of the team of volunteers that have worked with project leaders Emy Onuora, and Madeline Heneghan and Archivist Helena Smart to bring a huge volume of correspondence, newspaper cuttings, reports and publications into the public realm.
Featuring contributions from community activists and an exhibition of unseen photos. Music from D Fresh (Lyrical Compact) and refreshments. This is a free event but booking is advisable. World renowned poetic consciousness raiser and Urban Griot Levi Tafari will be performing at this celebration event.