Southall Resists 40 is an initiative of local individuals and organisations, many of whom were involved during the 1976, 1979 and 1981 events. It also includes young activists and artists who want to commemorate the important struggles that defeated fascism locally.
The commemorative events for the 40th anniversary are now over. Related events are still planned by Southall people under a different banner than SR40. Please also browse our past events.
Our aim is not only to remember the past by learning lessons from the resistance that was created, but also to prepare for the future. From the murder which sparked a movement in 1976 through the police riot in 1979 and the burning of the Hambrough Tavern in 1981.