Zamimass

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Zamimass

Parallel form(s) of name

  • ZAMImass

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Description area

Dates of existence

1990-c.1998

History

Zamimass was a radical Black lesbian collective which explicitly aligned itself with socialist politics and intersectional freedom struggles. The group began in December 1990 when three Black lesbians organised Zami Love Day, an alternative celebration to Christmas Day featuring poetry readings, music, and a communal meal. Following this, Zamimass coordinated community actions, creative and cultural events, and a regular newsletter, as well as printing posters and other ephemera. From 1991 onward they met regularly at Camden Lesbian Centre, until the space closed around 1995; after this point, they apparently continued some of their activities before winding down in the late 1990s. The collective's manifesta, a copy of which can be found in the Camden Archive, sets out their vision for working towards liberation along lines of class, race, dis/ability, sexuality, gender, and education.

Places

London

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Relationships area

Related entity

Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group (1982-1996)

Identifier of related entity

GB 1534 CLCBLG

Category of relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Dates of relationship

1991

Description of relationship

Zamimass met at CLCBLG's premises at Phoenix Road from c.1991-1995.

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GB 1534

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Authority record created by Lucy Brownson on 01/10/2021.

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  • English

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