In response to ongoing anti-racism movements and as part of our Strategy to Address Racism Against People of Colour, Scottish Civic Trust hosted a “Race and heritage in Scotland” conference on 2nd December 2020. The conference gave the Scottish heritage sector the opportunity to come together and discuss how to build a more diverse, inclusive and anti-racist future for Scottish heritage.
Anti-racism reading list:
With the help of our speakers and attendees, we’ve compiled a Scottish heritage anti-racism reading list.
Recordings (in order of the conference programme):
The historical Black presence in Edinburgh (Lisa Williams, Edinburgh Caribbean Association) – includes a brief 5 minute conference introduction at the beginning of the clip.
Understanding the Sacred places of Scotland’s Travellers (Davie Donaldson, Conyach Advocacy & Engagement and Chair, Romano Lav)
Heritage: Here it is! Reparative Justice and the Street Scene of Scotland’s Slavery Legacy (Councillor Graham Campbell, Flag Up Scotland Jamaica)
South Glasgow’s Heritage and Legacies of Slavery (Saskia McCracken & Mark McGregor, South Glasgow Heritage and Environmental Trust)
Question and Answer Session 1 (Lisa Williams, Davie Donaldson, Councillor Graham Campbell, Saskia McCracken and Mark McGregor)
Scottish Civic Trust – Inclusive Projects (Nicola Godsal & Jamie McNamara, Scottish Civic Trust)
Food as Heritage (Thistles and Dandelions volunteers)
Building a True National Identity (Brent Leggs, Executive Director, African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, National Trust for Historic Preservation, United States)
Managing Imperial Legacies: Networking platforms, Covid responses and Collaborative Engagements (Dr Kirsten Carter McKee, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh)
Designs Unseen: Dispatching Monuments of/to Colonial Excess (Killian Doherty, Lecturer in Architecture and Urbanism, University of Edinburgh)
Revisiting Paisley Pattern in the Post-Colonial Era for New Museum Displays (Catriona Baird, Textiles Curator, Paisley Museum)
Bound by language? Assessing and Addressing Representation in the Archives: Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion internship at the National Library of Scotland (Carissa Chew, National Library of Scotland)
Question and Answer Session 2 (Brent Leggs, Dr Kirsten Carter McKee, Killian Doherty, Catriona Baird and Carissa Chew)
It’s Only Just Begun – Decolonisation, Racism & Organisational Change (Grant Mackenzie, David Livingstone Birthplace Trust)
Thistles & Dandelions: Opening up Heritage (Fizza Kaneez, Romy Galloway, Manar Melhi, Cat Dunn, Hina Hussain and Rumaisa Zubairi, Empower Women for Change)
I Belong: A Story of Struggle and Success (Sakeena and Zamin Sheikh)
Redress and Progress: Addressing Racism in the 21st Century (Garvin Sealy, EqualiTree CIC)
Question and Answer Session 3 – (Grant Mackenzie, Fizza Kaneez, Romy Galloway, Manar Melhi, Cat Dunn, Hina Hussain and Rumaisa Zubairi and Garvin Sealy) – includes a brief conference summary at the end of the clip.