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Zita Holbourne - From austerity to fascism

Season 3, Ep. 4

Zita grew up in South London, the child of an inter-racial relationship – dad was white and mum was black. Lessons in racial justice grew from watching and listening to her mother, whose passions and righteousness leaves you feeling a bit in awe.


Welcome to Rebel Women, a podcast about history’s troublemakers. In this week’s episode we explore race and racism in the UK; the part women have played in fighting it, and the risks they have taken in doing so.


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Rebel Women is part of the Women Activists of East London project, which has been developed by Share UK, a non profit community group based in London.


Special thanks to the William Morris Big Local for funding today’s episode.


Main theme by Dano Songs. Incidental music by Purple Planet Music.


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