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HTN – VIRTUAL – Acknowledging the Past, Sharing the Future

21 August - 10:00 - 12:00

The Atlantic slave trade has received a lot of attention recently. Directly or indirectly, it helped create the wealth that financed many of the buildings and landscapes we love and care for. How do we deal with this legacy and interpret it for everyone? How can we create projects that engage with the context of inherent racism today?

We want to include people from minority ethnic backgrounds with our heritage projects. Do it effectively, inclusively and without getting it wrong. Many us know how to carry out a history research project, but how do we then use that information to engage with people? How do we involve people who can help us to tell those stories from a different perspective?

This HTN Scotland event will help you understand how to approach different communities within your area and make them feel welcome and included in your project. Non-members welcome.

We are delighted to be joined by the following speakers:

Ghzala Khan, Deputy Director of the West of Scotland Regional Equality Council.

Sian Loftus, Heritage Consultant, Aye it was Aaebody project, Birse.

Sharan Dhanda, Producer of the Don’t Settle project, Beatfreeks, Birmingham


10.00 Welcome from HTN

10.05 Make Your Mark volunteering campaign, Dr Susan O’Connor

10.10 Ghzala Khan, West of Scotland Equality Council / Roots Scotland

10.45 Sian Loftus, Aye it was Aaebody project

11.05 Coffee break

11.10 Sharan Dhanda, Don’t Settle case study

11.30 Q & A with speakers

12pm Close

This event will be hosted on GoToWebinar, registration instructions will be sent out before the event.

This event is made possible thanks to support from the Architectural Heritage Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and the National Trust for Scotland.


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