The commemorative events for the 40th anniversary are now over but this website will remain available as a record.

A coordinating group, led by local people and organisations, has been established to support and promote the 40th anniversary events. Please contact us if you wish to sponsor or support SR40.


Harsev Bains, Indian Workers Association (GB)
Mrs Lakhbir Bains, founder of Southall Women’s & Girls Group
Clarence Baker, ex-manager of Misty in Roots and founder of People Unite
Janpal Basran, Southall Community Alliance
Julian Bell, Leader of London Borough of Ealing
Dr Avtar Brah, academic and founder of Southall Black Sisters (1979 –1982)
Mehar Brar, The Monitoring Group (Southall)
Karamjit Chaggar, brother of Gurdip Singh Chaggar
Vivek Chaudhury, Southall Community Action Group
Dilawar Chaudry, entrepreneur and social activist
Nick Grant, West London Stand Up To Racism
Ravi Jain, founder of National Association of Asian Youth (1975 onwards), publisher and activist
Imran Khan QC, human rights lawyer
Ian Mark, manager of Misty in Roots
Inderjeet Nijhar, ex-councillor and founder of Gravitas
Pragna Patel, Director Southall Black Sisters
Gareth Peirce, human rights lawyer
Balwinder Rana, West London Stand Up To Racism
Revd Mark Poulson
Celia Stubbs, Blair Peach family justice campaigner
Iqbal Vaid, General Secretary, Indian Workers Association (Southall)

Sponsors and supporting organisations

Anti-Fascist Network
(Southall) Broadway Residents Association
Chaudhry’s TKC, Jalebi Junction & Fairway Pavillion
Ealing Trades Union Council
Ealing National Education Union (NEU)
Ealing Unison
GMB Ealing E10
Horn of Africa Disability Elderly Association
Indian Workers Association (GB)
Lancaster Estate Residents Association
NEU Croydon
NEU Hounslow
RMT London Transport Region
RMT Piccadilly and District West Branch
TSSA Euston Branch
Unite LE RM 005 Branch
Unite ACTS LE 684 Branch
UCU London Retired Branch
People Unite
Samafal Community Association
Southall Black Sisters
Southall Community Action Group (Southall Rising Arts Project)
Southall Community Alliance
The Asian Health Agency (TAHA)
The Monitoring Group
Visit Southall
West London Stand Up to Racism