Collecting the experiences of BAME communities during Covid-19

Wed, 24 Jun 2020 09:04:00 BST

The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre has launched a campaign to collect the experiences of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

As outlined in recent news headlines, the COVID-19 pandemic is currently having a disproportionate impact on BAME communities. To ensure this is captured for future researchers, educators, and commentators and contribute to a collective national history, the Centre has launched its #AllStoriesAreImportant campaign.

The project aims to collect records, stories and articles that demonstrate how racism – structural, institutional, and interpersonal – still exists today but is being erased by our national story being largely told by the privileged few.

If you are interested in finding out more about the campaign or donating material to the project, you can visit the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre website.

The AIU RACE Centre’s mission is to make Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) history, heritage and culture more visible. Historical accounts from BAME communities using their own words are not equally represented in the public record, and are at risk of loss. We therefore work to collect these stories, documents, records and materials.

Based in Manchester Central Library, the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre is an open access library specialising in the study of race, ethnicity, and migration. You can contact the Centre directly at rrarchive@manchester.ac.uk