“The police were more frightening than the fascists in all these occasions, cos you never got near the fascists. So after that, we decided to organise as women, and we organised because it was frightening, because we didn’t have our own stewards, because you could get very
easily isolated in those situations.”
Jenny Bourne has worked for the Institute of Race Relations for 40 years. She manages the organisation’s fundraising, and their Black History Collection, and writes on aspects of
British Racism. In 1983 she wrote Towards an Anti-Racist Feminism, a pamphlet which looked at the parallels between racism and women’s oppression. Jenny was also a
member of Women Against Racism and Fascism, and was present at The Battle of Lewisham in 1977.