Black History Month Glasgow.

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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

Movie Screening: ’13’ – Black History Month

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MOVIE SCREENING – 13 | QMU, ACS, SOCNET Friday 16 October 2020, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Netflix Watch Party Website: glasgowstudent.native.fm/ Join AMU in collaboration with the GU African-Caribbean Society & the GU Students of Colour Network for a Movie Screening of ’13’. This event is organised by Queen Margaret Union in collaboration with the […]

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Black History Month: Scots and Early British Colonialism in Asia

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Wednesday 14 October, 2020 from 1 p.m. Hosted by Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights CRER Scotland Online event – Register at Eventbrite The Other Half of the Empire: Scots and early British colonialism in Asia c. 1690-c.1820. Online talk by Dr Andrew McKillop, Glasgow University, for Black History Month 2020. Debates on the historical […]

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Watch Party: Tongues Untied – Black History Month Scotland

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 – 8:30 PM –  10:15 PM Scottish Queer International Film Festival presents TONGUES UNITED In his own words, Marlon Riggs aimed to shatter the “nation’s brutalising silence on matters of sexual and racial difference” with his 1989 film Tongues Untied. A challenging and captivating work, many of Riggs’ key messages still resonate […]

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Black Cowgirls and Cowboys, Real and Imagined

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Black History Month 2020 Presentation on the real history of African-American heroes in the ‘Wild West’ for Black History Month 2020. Thursday, October 15, 2020,  6:00 PM –  7:30 PM About this Event This presentation will cover the real history of African-American heroes in the ‘Wild West’ and their representation on Hollywood movies. In the 60s […]

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CRER Lunchtime Talks – Black History Month

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THE OTHER HALF OF THE EMPIRE: SCOTS AND EARLY BRITISH COLONIALISM IN ASIA. C. 1690-C.1820 14 October, 2020, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Black History Month Scotland 2020 Debates on the historical origins of inequality and racism in Scotland often focus, understandably, on the legacies of involvement in transatlantic slavery. But the British Empire was […]

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Hey – That’s Mine – Museums and Black History Month Glasgow

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Wednesday, 28 October 2020 from 13:00-14:30 Public · Hosted by CRER Scotland FREE Online event – Tickets and information at Eventbrite A talk by Dr. Richard Benjamin, Head of the International Slavery Museum, for Black History Month 2020. How did Black History Month start? How did this affect the Black consciousness movement in the United States, […]

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Jambo – Black History Month Radio Sessions Scotland

Throughout October, starting Friday 2 October, 2020 10 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. Tune in to Jambo! Radio throughout the month of October to listen to the Roundtable Cultural Discussion ‘How can we change the consequences of racism when it is rooted in systems and slavery?’  Event will host some of the top Scottish black leaders […]

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The Drift at The Tron

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NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND PRESENTS THE DRIFT – Black History Month 11th – 12th October 2019 World Premiere Book Online Book by phone ‘My sweet forgetful Caledonia’ The Drift is a journey through history, through Scottishness, through belonging, and through grief. An autobiographical, poetic spoken word show, The Drift sees writer and performer Hannah Lavery exploring her legacy of […]

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Black History Month Street Level Photography Temporary Hoarding Magazine and Anti-Racist Graphics

43 – 31 October, 2019 , Monday to Thursday: 10:00am – 8:00pm Hillhead Library, Byres Road Free event, no booking required streetlevelphotoworks.org Another chance to see the graphics from Temporary Hoarding magazine and anti-racist posterworks related to Rock Against Racism which were last shown in 2017 to augment the fantastic Syd Shelton ‘Rock Against Racism’ exhibition in association with Autograph. […]

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James McCune Smith Memorial Lecture Black History Month 2019 University of Glasgow

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Black History Month Glasgow 2019 Tuesday 15th October, 2019, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. This year’s James McCune Smith Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Professor David Blight. David is the Sterling Professor of History, of African American Studies, and of American Studies and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, […]

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Black Abolitionists in Scotland, Black History Month 2019

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Talk & Film Screening Thursday 10 October 2019 5.30pm, Free/£2/£4/£6 + £1 booking fee, Cinema All ages / F-rated Book online / 0141 3524900 Professor Bernier, from the University of Edinburgh, will discuss the African American “struggle for liberty” in Scotland by tracing the transatlantic tours of Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Josiah Henson, Sarah Parker Remond and […]

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Cultural Diversity Showcase, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Black History Month

Friday 19 October, 2018, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland RCS Cultural Diversity Showcase The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland brings to BHM 2018 a night of performance from its diverse and international student body, showcasing music, drama, dance and spoken word. This is a night of creativity from one of the world’s […]

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“Freedom Bound” – Slavery in Scotland Discussion at GOMA

Thursday 18 October, 2018 6 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. Nelson Mundell, PhD researcher at Glasgow University, and Sha Nazir, director of BHP comics, will discuss the research and development process of making “Freedom Bound”, the ground breaking graphic novel telling the true story of three slaves brought to Scotland and their journey to freedom. The event […]

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Mary Irvine’s Blog: Freedom Bound – Escaping Slavery in Scotland

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Freedom Bound – Escaping Slavery in Scotland by Warren Pleece, Shazleen Khan and Robin Jones, pub. BHP Comics, Glasgow 2018. I recently spent a couple of hours in Our Lady and St. Patrick’s School in Dumbarton. The reason for the visit was to hand over a set of thirty books. These were Book One of […]

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