Conversations with the Council around Slavery and Colonialism

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In September 2020, Glasgow City Council approved the motion ‘Black Lives Matter, slavery legacy and anti-racist initiatives’. As a result, the council decided to look at some key areas, including to “recognise the historic legacy of slavery, developing a civic conversation regarding the history of the city and, how best the complete history of the city can be understood and embraced”.

As part of this process, the Council is looking to engage in a civic conversation, with a view of preparing this into a report that tells a balanced story to reflect Glasgow’s history of slavery and colonialism.

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