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Talk Online | Discussion: Scotland, Race and Empire

Online | Discussion: Scotland, Race and Empire


How can Scotland come to terms with its colonial history and the legacy of empire? Does the campaign to remove statues, such as that of Henry Dundas, make a real difference? Or is it a distraction from more immediate and pressing issues about representation throughout Scottish society?

The panel:

Hannah Lavery is a Scottish poet, playwright and performer. The Drift, her autobiographical spoken word show, was part of the National Theatre of Scotland’s 2019 season and Black History Month 2019.

Sir Geoff Palmer is Professor Emeritus in the School of Life Sciences at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and a human rights activist.

Lisa Williams is the director of the Edinburgh Caribbean Association. She runs Black History Walking Tours of Edinburgh and educational workshops in Scottish schools.

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Event details

Tue 29 Sep 2020, 5:00pm

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Venue details

Wigtown Book Festival
County Buildings
Main Hall

Phone: 01988 403 222 (Box Office)

Website: Wigtown Book Festival

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