1977: Jayaben Desai

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Graham Wood: Jayaben Desai (1977)

Desai lead the 1977 strike at the Grunwick photo-processing factory in Willesden, London. The workers, predominantly Asian women, not only struck for union recognition, but challenged the stereotype of being silent and subservient. They were known as the “strikers in saris.” More pictures here.

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