Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights Scotland – 2013 Black History Month
The 2013 Black History Month events programme is out now! Talks, tours, trips, films and more throughout October:
The Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) is once again delighted to present Black History Month 2013, our diverse, vibrant and entertaining programme of events as we invite you to get involved in the festivities to celebrate the history, culture and contributions of black and minority ethnic communities to Scotland.
Black History Month has been celebrated in Scotland since 2001. Every year, the month of October is set aside to provide people from all cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds with an opportunity to learn, understand and honour the positive role that black and minority ethnic communities have played in shaping both Glasgow and Scotland’s history. It is a time to acknowledge the contributions, sacrifices and achievements that have been made in the past which now allow us to stand where we are today and build towards our future.
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr’s, “I Have a Dream” speech. This famous speech marked a turning point in history, not just for the US but for the whole world – its message and philosophy is seen as one which still resonates throughout the world today. CRER will be paying tribute to Dr King’s speech at a special screening at our launch event.
This year also marks the 20th Anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s visit to Glasgow and this historic occasion is marked with an event showing film footage of his visit and the warmth with which Glaswegians greeted him.