Join us for a special Kinning Park Complex Community Meal to mark UNESCO's designated 'International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition'.
We’ll share food inspired by African, Caribbean and Scottish cultures; followed by a screening of ‘1745’, the acclaimed short film about two black slave sisters escaping into the Scottish wilderness. Post-film discussion will include representatives from the film & from Glasgow University’s 'Runaway Slaves' research project.
Then, we’ll step outside, maybe into our neighbouring Plantation Park, for a minute’s silence to remember and honour those who were brutally exploited by the practices of slavery. The evening will close with poetry from Zimbabwe and Glasgow.
This event is made possible by Kate Tough from Glasgow Slavery Remembrance, Küche who will be providing the food and Africa in Motion (AiM) film festival that are sponsoring the event. As always our events are open to everyone and the food is pay-what-you want! If you feel like you can't offer anything as a donation, please don't let this hinder you to coming along.
For context — Glasgow’s economic boom of the 18th century was founded on the profits from slave labour; an aspect of the city’s history that has tended to remain hidden. ‘Glasgow Slavery Remembrance’ is aiming for better civic acknowledgement of the city’s involvement in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, and recognises the important work already undertaken within the cultural and university sectors to highlight this issue.
Half of the money raised will go towards Anti-Slavery International who work to eliminate all forms of slavery and slavery like practices throughout the world. The other half will go back into Kinning Park Complex so we can work to facilitating events and projects.