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GB 1534 CLCBLG/3/12 · File · 1980 - 1993
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

Material relating to Black lesbians and lesbians of colour.

Includes: call-out for submissions to KUUMBA, the twice-yearly journal of Black lesbian poetry; scoping/needs assessment questionnaire from the Brighton Project, a potential residential care home for elderly gay men and lesbians; bundle of Black Lesbian & Gay Centre material including newsletter, BLCC needs assessment questionnaire, event & interest group flyers; flyers for organisations including the Zami Group for Lesbians of African Descent, Camden Black Sisters, GAP House housing co-operative, and others; agenda, meeting minutes and related records re the International Lesbian and Gay People of Colour (ILGPOC) Conference 1990.

GB 1534 CLCBLG/3/14 · File · 1985 - 1996
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

Material relating to Black lesbian and gay rights and issues, including protests, global solidarity campaigns, and other forms of direct action.

Includes: leaflets and flyers for Smash the Backlash (May 1986); leaflets for Haringey Black Action (n.d.); ‘A far cry from the Pacific’ flyer against US occupation of and nuclear testing in Pacific islands (1986); Women Working for a Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific poster (Jan 1988); flyer for public meeting on racist, sexist and homophobic immigration law (1986); Lesbian and Gay Employment Rights (LAGER) flyer and poster (c.1980s); LESPOP ‘Black Lesbians in London up against the law’ flyer (n.d.) and ‘Black Lesbians and the Police’ flyers (1988); Haringey Black Action article (n.d.); LAGER ‘Black Lesbians and Gays Fight Back’ leaflets (1988); Camden & Islington Black Sisters ‘Black Women’s Protest Against Racism at Hampstead Women’s Pond’ poster (Aug 1985); Lesbian and Gay Coalition Against Racism flyer (c.1990s); Haringey Black Action anti-apartheid demo (n.d.).

GB 1534 CLCBLG/3/15 · File · 1984 - 1994
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

Material relating to conferences for Black lesbians and gays and lesbians & gays of colour, including flyers, leaflets, agendas, meeting minutes, programmes, conference papers, and information packs for various conferences and events.

Conferences include: the Black Lesbian and Gay Centre (BLGC) AGMs (1987-1989); Zami and Zami II conferences (1988 & 1989); International Lesbian and Gay People of Colour Conference (Nov 1990); Black Lesbians & Gays ‘Fighting Heterosexism in Our Communities!’ conference (21 Mar 1986); Asian Women’s Network ‘Organising into the 90s’ conference (Jun 1990); Black Pride and Solidarity, St Louis (Dec 1985); ‘Lesbian Politics – Just a Lifestyle?’ conference, Durban (Dec 1994); Black Caucus of Legislation for Lesbian & Gay Rights meeting (n.d.); ‘I Am Your Sister: Forging Global Connections across Differences’ conference, Boston MA (Oct 1990); ‘Black Communities: Living & Struggling Together’ conference (Feb 1986); London Against Racism ‘Youth: Racism & Power’ conference (n.d. [1984?]); Third World Lesbian workshop at 8th International Lesbian Information Service (ILIS) Conference, Geneva (Mar 1986).

GB 1534 CLCBLG/3/17 · File · 1980 - 1996
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

Material relating to Black lesbian activism, feminist, queer, anti-racist campaigns, and global solidarity campaigns.

This material comes from a broad range of organisations, collectives and campaigns including: A Woman’s Place; London Boroughs Grants Committee; Migrant Services Unit; Camden Black Sisters; Lesbian Information Network; the Other Production Company; International Black Women for Wages for Housework; InterNations Black Lesbian & Gay Pride Committee; Anti-Apartheid Movement; SWAPO Women’s Solidarity Campaign; Namibia Support Committee; Zami Black Lesbian Conference; Ethnic Dance Festival ’87; Black Women in the Arts; Black Lesbian and Gay Centre; Project for Advice, Counselling and Education (PACE); London Women’s Centre; CLCBLG; Onlywomen Press; Baobab Books [Zimbabwe]; Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA); Black & Ethnic Minority Lesbians & Gays at London Friend; Shakti South Asian Lesbian and Gay Network; Asian Young Women’s Project; Black Lesbian Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse; Southall Black Sisters; Looking After Ourselves: A Course for Black Lesbians; the Kaleghil Quinn Life Force Arts Centre; material relating to death of Dorothy El-Muracy; Waters of the Cave; Bradford and Leeds Black Sisters; the Aché Project [US]; Centerprise; Asian Incest Survivors Self Help Group; Blacklesbian Support Network; Feminist Review; Women in Shakti; Lesbian Ethics [US]; Akina Mama wa Afrika; Black Lesbians and Gay Men Against Media Homophobia (BLGMAMH); Anti-Apartheid Movement; LESPOP; Haringey Black Action; Lesbian and Gay Employment Rights (LAGER); Black Lesbian Defence Campaign; Justice for Battered Women who Kill campaign; Anti-Racist Alliance; We Are Here: Black Feminists in Britain Conference; Sari Squad; women-only Anti-Deportation Centre; Afia Begum Campaign Against Deportation; Unemployed Workers Centre; Black Women’s Network; Southall Black Women’s Centre; Support Baldev Gill campaign; Zamimass; and more.

Southall Black Sisters
GB 1534 CLCBLG/3/2 · File · 1979 - 1990
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

Folder containing: Copy of Southall Black Sisters letter informing colleagues of Centre’s launch of safe house project for women and girls facing sexual abuse and incest (9 Jan 1990); pamphlet outlining Southall Black Sisters’ aims, objectives, campaigns (1987); Against the Grain: A Celebration of Survival and Struggle publication documenting SBS’s history and achievements, including essays from members (1989).

Southall Black Sisters
Asian women’s groups
GB 1534 CLCBLG/3/4 · File · 1982 - 1994
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

Material relating to Asian women’s lives and experiences, including flyers, newsletters, annual reports, essays and publications.

Includes: Asian Young Women’s Project flyers (1990; duplicates); Press Gang bookmark advertising Chrystos’s Not Vanishing (c.1988); Asian Women’s Network newsletter (Jan 1986); excerpt from India Home & Abroad 2.2 (Oct-Dec 1989); Newham Asian Women’s Network annual reports (1991/92; 1993/94); Shakti Khabar South Asian L&G network publications (Apr/May 1990; Aug/Sep 1991); ‘Asian Women in Revolution’ essay on women in China and Vietnam by Charlotte Bunch-Weeks (n.d.), Moslem Students Society of Britain weekly pub (5 Mar 1982).

GB 1534 CLCBLG/3/5 · File · 1977 - 2001
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

Black and Asian women’s publications, essays, academic work, info resources, reports, journalistic articles.

Includes: Afro-Caribbean Educational Project open day programme (2 Aug 1986); “We Carry a Heavy Load”: Rural women in Zimbabwe speak out report by Zimbabwe Women’s Bureau (Dec 1981); Second International Book Fair of Radical Black and 3rd World Books brochure (1983); Sistren Theatre Collective pamphlet (1986) and Sistren Song: Popular Theatre in Jamaica publication by Helen Allison of War on Want (Oct 1986); Of Conjuring and Caring: Women in Development report by CHANGE International Reports (n.d.); Women in Asia report 45 by Minority Rights Group (1982); copy of ‘Black Women in White Women’s Organizations: Ethnic Differentiation & Problems of Racism in the Netherlands’ by Philomena Essed, New Feminist Research 18.4 (1989); copies of articles about Black gay men from Washington Blade (1989) and Outlines (1990); New Internationalist (Jul, Aug 2001); Women in Struggle pub (c.1978/9?); melanex of copied articles from various feminist & academic pubs including Spare Rib, Lesbian Ethics etc; copy of Ethel Sawyer’s Masters dissertation, ‘A Study of a Public Lesbian Community’ (Sept 1965; Washington University).

Correspondence
GB 1534 CLCBLG/4/2 · File · 1978-1984
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

Folder of incoming and outgoing correspondence for A Woman’s Place (AWP) collective. Correspondents include: Health Secretary (re hospital closures); Omagh Prison; Guildford Area Unemployed People’s Centre; Barking Abbey Comprehensive; Lesbian And Gay Employment Rights (LAGER); Wandsworth Women’s Aid; British Council; Spare Rib; Arab Women’s Group; Asian Women Writers Workshop; Pearl Barley (vegetarian catering); Women’s Rape Action Group; Sisters Against Disablement; The Feminist Archive; Campaign to Improve London’s Transport; Hounslow Trade Union & Support Centre for the Unemployed; Cromer Street Women’s Centre; Pregnancy Advisory Service; Greater London Council; Mental Health Advisory Service.

Also includes: ‘Women & Abortion’ pamphlet from Women’s Abortion & Contraception Campaign (n.d.); flyer for Women & Policing Conference (n.d.); programme for ‘Women and Unemployment: A conference for unemployed women and women workers at centres for the unemployed in the South East; programme for Conference of Women Theatre Directors and Administrators; Women’s Action on Policing programme for weekend event; and related material.

A Woman's Place
Membership and events
GB 1534 CLCBLG/4/5 · File · 1981-1986
Part of Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group Archive

Material relating to membership and events for A Woman’s Place (AWP). Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, completed membership/affiliation forms, and material (programme and minutes) relating to International Women’s Day 1981 events.

A Woman's Place