Confronting Glasgow’s Colonial Past

Issued: Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:19:00 BST

Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council invite you to join a fantastic panel drawn from a range of specialisms to explore how the city of Glasgow can confront its colonial past and relationship with the slave trade.

Date: Monday 30 October 2017
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Venue: Boyd Orr Lecture Theatre 1

The evidence for links to slavery are everywhere in Glasgow, if you know where to look, and our panel will examine the ways in which the city might move towards acknowledging and addressing this. They will be discussing issues such as who should take the lead, what forms it may take, what we can learn from similar projects elsewhere in the UK and why time is of the essence. We invite participation and will open the discussion up with a short Q&A at the end.

The panel:

  • Councillor Graham Campbell
  • Dr Stephen Mullen
  • Marenka Thompson-odlum
  • Professor Louise Welsh

This event is open to everyone and we encourage students, staff, members of the community and visitors to come along and be part of this important and timely conversation.

This event is free and non-ticketed

To find out more visit Confronting Glasgow’s Colonial Past

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