CRER share their plans for making black history visible in Scotland all year round as well as this month’s programme of events

THE COALITION for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER), who have co-ordinated Glasgow’s Black History Month for the last 16 years as co-ordinators of Glasgow’s Black History Month events, have planned a bumper programme of events for this year’s period of remembrance and have ambitious plans for a permanent nod to black history.

CRER report that organisations in other cities and towns have also begun to realise the importance of using this time each year to focus on the contributions and experiences of black and minority ethnic people throughout centuries UK history. They also state, in despite of this progress:

“However, Scotland still lacks a coherent way of telling these stories; a meaningful and engaging platform through which education, curiosity and reflection on our past can be satisfied. Cities like Liverpool, London and Bristol have found a way to address this through dedicated spaces – museums, archives and learning centres. We think it’s time Scotland had a space to fulfil this need.

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