The Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) co-ordinated the first Black History Month programme in Scotland in 2001, since then Black History Month has gone from strength to strength, with partners across community, voluntary and public sectors contributing dozens of events every October. These include: cinema, exhibitions, radio shows, art, poetry, walking tours, debate, theatre, science and dance.
Due to Covid-19 and changes to funding the 2020 programme will be pared down but you will still find an exciting programme and CRER has co-ordinated a uniquely Scottish Black History Month which encompasses the history of African, Caribbean and Asian people in this country; people who often have a direct link with Scotland through slavery, colonialism and migration. Black History Month focuses on people whose sacrifices, contributions and achievements against a backdrop of racism, inequality and injustice are often forgotten about. See Black History Month Programme in Scotland
If you’re running an event which may not currently featured, by BHM please drop us a line
Looking forward to celebrating the 20th anniversary of Scotland’s Black History Month with you in 2021!
Black History Month Scotland Programme 2020