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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Racism in Scotland

Time: 12pm to 1pm

With people in Scotland reporting daily racism, what needs to change on an individual and national level?


George Floyd’s killing by a U.S. policeman in June ignited global protests under the Black Lives Matter movement. The protestors didn't only demand an end to police brutality in America; but also sought to challenge endemic racism globally.

In Scotland, an open letter signed by academics and activists last year warned that the cause of racial equality ‘was rolling backwards’. Furthermore, people continue to report micro, macro and systemic racism daily.

Join the debate to discuss what Scotland is and isn’t doing and how we graduate from acknowledgment to being pro-actively anti-racist.

Chaired by Anas Sarwar MSP, Deputy Convener of the Cross-Party Group on Racial Equality, this panel includes: 

  • David Chukwujekwu, Intercultural Youth Scotland Ambassador
  • Carol Young, Senior Policy Officer, Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights
  • Jean Johansson, TV presenter and columnist

The event is run in partnership with Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights.

The logo for the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights - CRER

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