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First Waves: Exploring the impact of race relations legislation in the UK

25th April, 2018 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bound paper showing the words 'An Act' on the cover.
Bound paper showing the words 'An Act' on the cover.
Image of 1965 Race Relations Act © Houses of Parliament

The Race Relations Act 1965 was the first legislation to address racial discrimination in the UK; this was furthered in 1968 and 1976. What was life like in Glasgow during these years? How have things changed?

First Waves Introductory Session, Wednesday 25th April, 11am to 1pm, Women only

Artist Scarlett Crawford is gathering stories to create artworks that reflect the growth towards an inclusive democracy.  This is a chance to meet Scarlett, share memories, have some lovely food, and come together to plan a series of workshops that champion the communities who fought for change.

Scarlett Crawford is a photographer who has worked as an Artist Educator across London’s inner-city communities for over 10 years. Having recently completed her Masters in Global Cultural and Creative Industries at the School of Oriental and African studies, she is passionate about equality and diversity in the creative industries and beyond. Her photographic work examines the semiotics of race and class by creating images that try to portray narratives of the underrepresented. Her powerful images juxtapose object, person and place in participatory constructed portraiture that blurs the lines between fact and fiction, stage and document.

A partnership project with UK Parliament Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art.

“Art generates conversation and from that conversation the understanding needed to combat the virus of racial stigma can begin to flow”Professor Iyiola Solanke


This workshop is for women only and is free to attend. Please book below (you will be taken through the shopping cart but no charge will be made) or you can call us on 0141 550 2267. If you have booked a place and are no longer able to attend please let us know so that we can make your place available to someone else.


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25th April, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267


Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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0141 550 2267