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October is Black History Month, and on 15 October 2020 you can attend a virtual event called ‘Stories from Scotland and Beyond’.

This will be a panel discussion of speakers sharing their experiences and stories with opportunities to ask questions.

The panellists are Azariah France-Williams, Andrea Baker, Lisa Williams and Dunni Smith:

Azariah France-Williams

Fr. Azariah France-Williams is a Church of England priest based in Manchester. He is the author of ‘Ghost Ship: Institutional Racism and the Church of England’ which was published this summer. He is a member of the HeartEdge network and loves to hear the stories of others as well as share his own.

Andrea Baker

British-American Mezzo Soprano Andrea Baker is a frequent presenter on the BBC and the creator of the award-winning show “Sing Sistah Sing!” a joyful, soulful celebration of the African American female voice.

Lisa Williams

Lisa Williams is an author, poet and founder of the Edinburgh Caribbean Association. She curates arts events across Scotland to promote Caribbean culture, runs educational and anti-racist programmes in schools and universities and leads walking tours focusing on Edinburgh’s Black History. An MA in Arts, Festival and Cultural Management and Honorary Fellow in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh.

Dunni Smith

Dunni Smith is a British African of Nigerian lineage. Dunni is very passionate about social equality for all, freedom of expression of faith and political awareness.

The free event will be held on the Zoom platform and is hosted by St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church.

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