Recently students across Manchester united in an empowering march for Reclaim the Night’s forty-fifth anniversary. Attendees protested in solidarity for women, sex worker, trans and non-binary victims of violent misogyny. Speakers talked of their experiences furthering the campaign for safer streets and for GMCA to cut ties with organisations harming women and sex workers. This march is part of a long history of student collective action for social justice. The students of Manchester Anti-Apartheid protest exemplifies this tradition and perhaps we can learn something from this movement to inform the activism of today.
Welcome Week 2012 may have seemed the usual riot of massive nights, thronging freshers’ fairs, and the now obligatory Student Union indignation at some fresh disgrace by club promoters. All fuelled by enough personal pizzas to pave the way to East Didsbury and back. Same old, same old. However, there was, of course, something very Continue Reading