Colleagues in Bristol from Afrikan Heritage Communities are invited to an Afrikan Heritage Community-led conversation on Race and Reparations on Thursday 14th January from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. This community meeting has been called in partnership with the Mayor of Bristol, Bristol City Council, Afrikan ConneXions Consortium, African Voices Forum (AVF) and the Stop The Maangamizi Campaign.
All contributors to the dialogue are *Afrikan Heritage representatives from the bodies facilitating this event. You will hear from range of speakers about the context that has led to this point in the Reparations conversation, explore the meaning of Reparations and what that means for the city and globally, seek your support for the Stop The Maangamizi Campaign initiated call for an All-Party Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry for Truth and Reparatory Justice (APPCITARJ), as referenced in the Stop The Maangamizi Petition which will form the main proposals within the ‘Reparations and Atonement’ motion that Afrikan Heritage Communities are invited to comment upon before it is brought to a future Full Council meeting for discussion and approval.
It is really important that the debate is shaped by the whole community, both in terms of the concept itself, the work done to ready the city for a discussion and ensuring there is a shared understanding. This is the first of 2 conversations, the second conversation will be held with wider city stakeholders and the views of the city’s. Afrikan Heritage Communities (AHC) will be fed into this wider event to be held in early February 2021.
*Afrikan Heritage Communities are a diverse group who may also identify or describe themselves as:African, Caribbean, African-Caribbean, Nigerian, Jamaican, Ghanaian, Trinidadian, Black British, or of a dual heritage including African etc.
Please note that this initial meeting is open ONLY to the communities of interest as expressed above.
See the link for the meeting:
See the link to the above BBC News Report:
‘Historic’ Bristol event kicks-off slavery reparation talks – BBC News
Message from Cllr Asher Craig – 14/01/21
Thank you for confirming your attendance at Bristol’s Conversation on Race & Reparations this evening. The event is now SOLD OUT
The meeting will be held via Zoom and will start promptly at 7.30pm.
The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
7.30pm Welcome & Introductions – Cllr Asher Craig, Deputy Mayor
- Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol
- Cllr Cleo Lake, Bristol City Council
- Esther Stanford-Xosei, Stop the Maangamizi Campaign
- Jendayi Serwah, Afrikan Connexions Consortium
- Peninah Achieng, African Voices Forum
8.10pm Panel Discussion /Q & A
- Speakers will be joined by Kofi Mawuli Klu, Stop the Maangamizi Campaign for this session
8.45pm Next Steps