Marking the tenth anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse

Join an event to mark the tenth anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Savar, Bangladesh.

Sunday 23rd April

Cost Of Fashion Oxford Circus Walking Tour

RPSC presents the Cost Of Fashion Oxford Circus Walking Tour. Join us to commemorate those who lost their lives in the disaster and remind high street chains to always put people before profits.
Meet 12:30pm at Soho Square, W10 3QP. Nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road or Oxford Circus.
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Monday 24th April

East London Remembers Rana Plaza

On the 10th anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, trade unionists, workers’ rights activists, and local community groups will gather in Tower Hamlets, East London for a memorial to remember the lives lost in the deadliest garment-factory disaster in history.
Join us for a public memorial and evening of film, photography and discussion.

Meet at 5:30pm in Altib Ali Park, London, E1 1FD for:
East London Remembers – A memorial service to commemorate the live lost at Rana Plaza ten years ago.

Followed immediately by:

Rana Plaza and the Resistance: an evening of film, photography and discussion. 6pm – 8pm at Toynbee Hall. (Just around the corner from Altab Ali Park).

Comedian and host of the No Sweat Podcast, Andrew O’Neill will be speaking with film makers as well as prominent activists, journalist and trade unionist about the disaster itself, and protests in Bangladesh demanding change in the garment industry over the past decade.
Mayisha Begum (blogger @OhSoEthical)
Tansy Hoskins (author, The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion)
Afzal Rahman (TUC Policy Officer)
Film screenings and Q&A: the latest work from documentary makers, Rainbow Collective, updating their 2014 film Tears in the Fabric, and a team of young animators presenting their animated short film on workers struggles in the Bangladesh garment industry.

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PHOTO EXHIBITION: Rana Plaza and the Resistance: Ten Years On

Launching in April, the Rana Plaza Solidarity Collective will host a photo exhibition by the celebrated Bangladeshi photographer and activist, Taslima Akhter and members of Bangladesh Garment Workers Solidarity (BGWS). Taslima was on the ground hours after the Rana Plaza collapsed and the photos highlight not only the devastation of the collapse, but ten years of resistance and struggle for justice by family members and garment workers involved in the Bangladesh Garment Workers Solidarity organisation.
25th – 30th April, 2-6pm at the Kobi Nazrul Centre, 30 Hanbury St, London E1 6QR Flyer
The exhibition will also will also feature a video installation by Rainbow Collective of garment worker protests over 10 years in Bangladesh, together with a collection of large format portraits of Rana Plaza survivors, used as banners in street demonstrations across Europe following the collapse.
The Private view on THURSDAY 6TH APRIL will also include a practical workshop where participants will contribute to a public art piece to be unveiled on the Anniversary of the factory collapse. Flyer here.

Thursday 27th April

TRAID Late Fundraiser

TRAID presents a TRAID Late Fundraiser to support garment workers in Bangladesh. Visit TRAID Dalston for an evening of late-night secondhand shopping, in-store activities and music.
6-9pm, TRAID Dalston, 106-108 Kingsland High St, London E8 2NS
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Manchester – Sunday 23rd April

Rana Plaza Never Again

A peaceful walking tour demonstration targeting key brands to remember those we lost and demand action.
12pm, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

Leicester – Monday 24th April

Remembering Rana Plaza – Lessons for the UK garment industry

A special event to commemorate the Rana Plaza Disaster, including film showings, speakers, a panel discussion, and refreshments.
6-9pm Highfields Centre, 96 Melbourne Road Leicester LE2 0DS
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