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Commemoration events to mark Altab Ali Day 2022

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The racially motivated killing of Altab Ali mobilised communities in Tower Hamlets to take a united stand against hatred and intolerance

Wednesday 4 May marks the annual commemoration of Altab Ali Day, in memory of the young Bengali man whose brutal murder in 1978 mobilised the Bangladeshi and wider community to take a stand against racism. 

Altab, a newly married, 25-year-old garment factory worker, had recently returned to the UK from Bangladesh.

He was returning home from work in nearby Brick Lane when he was fatally stabbed in a park in Whitechapel that now bears his name. 

His racially motivated killing mobilised communities in Tower Hamlets to take a united stand against hatred and intolerance and marked a significant turning point in east London’s race relations. 

Tower Hamlets Council will mark this important day with a series of events including a ceremony of commemoration, a talk, and an exhibition.   

Judith St. John, Divisional Director of Commissioning & Culture, Tower Hamlets Council, said: “Altab Ali’s horrific and racist murder inspired communities and individuals in Tower Hamlets to take a resilient stand against hatred.  

The annual anniversary of the tragic incident is a reminder of how important it is to come together to oppose intolerance and inequality.” 

The council will host a ceremony of commemoration including wreath laying, tributes, and poetry readings, on 4 May at Altab Ali Park, Whitechapel Road. 

A free exhibition of photography and graphic design work created during and after 1978, documenting the strength of feeling at the time and capturing the pivotal moment in the history of the East End, will run at Kobi Nazrul Centre, 30 Hanbury Street, E1 6QR from 5 to 27 May 2022. 

The council will also co-host a talk by Stand Up to Racism. Titled The Right to Rally, the talk taking place at the Kobi Nazrul Centre in Whitechapel, will feature a panel discussion on the implications of the new Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. 

Ansar Ahmed Ullah of the Altab Ali Foundation said: “It is important to commemorate Altab Ali Day to remember the racist violence the Bengali community faced in the East End of London and celebrate the community’s united defence to defeat the evils of racism.” 


Notes to editors:  

Further details and resources about Altab Ali and The Fight for Equality and Altab Ali Day 2022, are available on the council website. 




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Día Del Taco Fest, rapper Brother Ali return for Fargo Brewing events

Día Del Taco Fest, rapper Brother Ali return for Fargo Brewing events

FARGO — Hip hop star

Brother Ali returns to Fargo Brewing for an outdoor show

on May 21.

The rapper came to fame in 2007 with his album “The Undisputed Truth” and the singles “Truth Is” and “Uncle Sam Goddamn.” He recently released “Brother Minutester Vol. 1,” a collection of one-minute freestyles,. He also recently released the singles “Goin’ Through It” and “More Than This.”

MaLLy, Hiahli and DJ Last Word open this ID-only show, which starts at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets range from $20 to $50.

Singer/guitarist Damien Jurado will also play The Hall at Fargo Brewing on June 2. The prolific artist just released his 20th album in 25 years, “The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania.”

Tickets for this ID-only show range from $20 to $30.


Día Del Taco Fest returns to Fargo Brewing on June 18.<br/>

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Fargo Brewing also announced the

4th Annual Día Del Taco Fest on June 18

. The event brings a number of taco vendors to set up food trucks and tables to sell food. Margaritas and specialty Fargo Brews will also be available to purchase.

The event also includes a hot sauce challenge and Below Zero Wrestling.

Tickets range from $12 to $40.

Tickets for both events are on sale at, (866) 300-8300 or at the Fargo Brewing Taproom.