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We are the Lions Mr Manager by Townsend Productions

Jayaben Desai, the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Film Processing Factory Strike, was recently named amongst the women as having the biggest impact on women’s lives over the past 70 years as part of the Radio 4 Women’s Hour Power List. Desai brought the issue of workplace exploitation and racism to the fore, challenged the perception of Asian women being inherently passive and docile, whilst having the measure of the most brutish and charmless of her managers, telling them: “What you are running here is not a factory, it is a zoo. But in a zoo there are many types of animals. Some are monkeys who dance on your fingertips, others are lions who can bite your head off. We are the lions, Mr. Manager!” She not only stood up for workers’ rights and against oppression with selfless dedication, but with her steadfast resolve, she turned the dispute into a national movement for human rights and dignity inspiring future generations. Townsend Productions return with an entertaining,
7:30pm. £9, £6 u18s, £25 family
Halstock Village Hall Dorset BA22 9SG
Fri 23 Feb 2018
Contact telephone: 01935 891744 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
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