This year’s theme is ‘Stories to Tell’ ad we are celebrating the stories that make up our diverse community. Please join us in celebrating the richness and diversity of our South Asian heritage. Let’s share our stories and create a sense of unity and belonging within our community.
The Uganda Expulsion – Wednesday 19 July
In early August 1972, the President of Uganda Idi Amin ordered the expulsion of his country’s Indian minority, giving them 90 days to leave the country. At the time of the expulsion, there were about 80,000 individuals of Indian descent in Uganda, of whom 23,000 had their applications for citizenship both processed and accepted.
The expulsion took place against the backdrop of anti-Indian sentiment and black supremacy in Uganda, with Amin accusing a minority of the Indians of disloyalty, non-integration, and commercial malpractice, claims that Indian leaders disputed. Amin defended the expulsion by arguing that he was “giving Uganda back to ethnic Ugandans”.
The NBCPA have collaborated with Uprooted Stories for an event which aims to:
• Explore and understand the Expulsion of Ugandan Asians by Idi Amin
• Mark and celebrate South Asian History Month by exploring the history of South-Asian heritage
• Educate our members on this important event in South-Asian history
• Hear inspiring stories from those with lived experiences of that time
This event is taking place at 13:00 – 14:45 and further details have been emailed to NBCPA members
The Hidden Tales of Whitechapel walking tour and dinner at Tayaabs – Thursday 27 July
Explore the streets of East London finished by a delicious dinner at well renowned Punjabi restaurant Tayaabs.
The Whitechapel tour starts from Whitechapel Road near East London Mosque and covers:
• East London Mosque development
• The Islamic airline and Sunna Musk entrepreneur
• The Whitechapel gallery and the 1908 Islamic exhibition and challenges
• Aftab Ali Killing and racism in 1970s+
• Brick Lane changing art features, the hijab gates, the woman’s veil
• James Caan’s school
• Brick Lane Mosque visit. From a church to Synagogue to and Mosque, changing migration
The tour will begin at 16:30 and will last for approximately 1.5 – 2 hours. Limited places and further details have been emailed to NBCPA members