Enslavement, Colonialism & Empire

Start: Wednesday, April 06, 2022 7:30 PM Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London (GMT+00:00)

End: Wednesday, April 06, 2022 9:00 PM Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London (GMT+00:00)

This is a virtual event

Cloud Cafe - 6th April 2022 - Enslavement, Colonialism & Empire

Enslavement, Colonialism and Empire

how this shapes who we are today – and what should we do about it?

Wealth from enslavement and colonialism helped drive our country and Stroud’s industrial revolution, our mills, canals and railways. Some local massive estates were bought with profits from enslavement and Empire. Some of the owners of these estates are currently making further profits from greenfield development and soaring house prices, while limiting public access to a few footpaths. People who would like to grow food or plant trees are excluded by unaffordable land prices. How does this history affect our attitudes to other countries, migrants and our diverse society today?

With us to discuss these issues are:

Cleo Lake

Social justice activist, artist, first Woman of Colour and first Green Party Lord Mayor of Bristol 2018-19, involved in community arts, Colston Statue and reparations issues.

Stuart Butler

Radical Stroud Historian: Peripatetic, Performative, Informative: 'Footprints not Footnotes'.

Jyoti Fernandes

Policy and Campaigns Coordinator (and farmer) – Landworkers Alliance

Cloud Cafés are free and everyone is welcome to come and join the session.