Zamimass

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Zamimass

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  • 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.

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      London

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

      Language(s)

      • English

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