Race, History and Brexit: Exploring the politics of erasure and documenting the experiences of Black and minority ethnic communities in Scotland post Brexit
The media has reacted to a reported 60% spike in racist attacks in the wake of the Brexit vote with soul-searching articles on race and racism in Britain. While welcome, these debates present racism as a ‘new’ phenomenon, erasing Black people’s experiences of and resistance to everyday and institutionalised racism.
Glasgow Caledonian University’s Dr Ima Jackson, Dr Akwugo Emejulu, of the University of Edinburgh and Clare Heuchan, Glasgow Women's Library will lead an exploration of the politics and history of the erasure of race and racism in Britain and examine creative resistances developed by Black communities to counteract that experience. Bringing together activists, practitioners and academics, the seminar will attempt to understand this historic moment and develop collective strategies for social justice