Black History Month 2023 puts the spotlight on Black women and the associated movements in which they have played an integral part. Lisa will explore female resistance leaders in the Caribbean, trailblazers in the pan African movement and scholars and activists fighting for change in Edinburgh in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Lisa Williams is an author and founder of the Edinburgh Caribbean Association and curates a range of arts and educational events focusing on Scottish-Caribbean connections. She is an Honorary Fellow in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh, and a PhD candidate at the University of St Andrews. Twitter @edincarib, Instagram @caribscot, website: caribscot.org
Annually Learning and Programmes in Museums & Galleries Edinburgh works in partnership with CRER (The Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights) to host Edinburgh based lectures to mark Black History Month.
CRER has coordinated a uniquely Scottish Black History Month during October since 2001. This 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.
CRER strive to work with a range of partners from across the community, voluntary and public sectors and has helped to collaboratively create a Black History Month Programme that includes an exciting range of events from talks, concerts, workshops, film screenings, exhibitions and more.
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