Dorothy Kuya & The Battle For Granby

WoW will host a discussion and archive handling session on Liverpool-born social justice crusader Dorothy Kuya (1933-2013). Dorothy was a founding member of the Granby Resident’s Association (GRA), a community action group established in response to the continued degeneration of the area and proposals to demolish the majority of its houses.  

During the 1990s, the GRA lobbied city council, scrutinising their plans and suggesting alternative action to save their homes. The original GRA disbanded in 2010 but this initial campaign paved the way for the formation of the Granby Four Streets Community Land Trust in 2011. Granby CLT would go on to partner with design collective Assemble on the regeneration of their homes, winning the prestigious Turner Prize in 2015. 

Join us for a discussion led by Project Manager Janaya Pickett and Archivist Vicki Caren, exploring the life of Dorothy Kuya, as well as the chance to view a selection of archive material relating to the GRA and other causes Dorothy was involved in. This is a free event but booking is required, and tickets are limited.