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WWBOX: Urban Pilgrimage – ‘Glasgow & Slavery’
March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
Saturday morning explorations and meditations on foot
This is not round Iona, or Cuthbert’s Way or the Camino, but a focused stroll around Glasgow.
On this walk, Iona Community member, Iain Whyte, will lead us through Glasgow locations that even today bear the clear traces of aspects of a less-than admirable Imperial past. Iain’s book ‘Scotland and the Abolition of Black Slavery, 1756-1838’ (Edinburgh University Press, 2006) undid any notions that slavery was an England-only enterprise.
Iain will lead this in company with Dr Stephen Mullen, author of ‘It Wisnae Us: The truth about Glasgow & Slavery’ (RIAS, 2009) and Laura Wood, Secretary of the Glasgow Anti-Slavery Committee .
We will start and end at The Ground, Iona Community Base, 21 Carlton Court at 10.00am, then going to the Merchant City before returning to The Ground and finishing around 13.00.
10.00 @ The Ground
- Tea & Coffee
- Introduction and audio visual presentation
11.15 @ Merchant City
- Walk round historic inner city sites
- Tobacco Merchants House
- City Halls
- Tontine Hotel site
12.15 @ The Ground
- Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery
This Urban Pilgrimage is part of the weeWONDERBOX programme.
£6 (Suggested donation).