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During 2022, the Edinburgh Caribbean Association collaborated with staff at Museum & Galleries Edinburgh to create an exhibition called Respect! Caribbean Life in Edinburgh. Although the Caribbean has had centuries of connection with Scotland, much of it painful, we decided to focus on the lives of people in the Caribbean community living in Edinburgh today. We focused on the collections at the Museum of Childhood and used poetry and activity workshops to explore and discuss common and contrasting experiences of childhood in the Caribbean and in Edinburgh. During this talk, Lisa will highlight the diversity of the Caribbean region and celebrate the contributions that Caribbean people have made and continue to make to Edinburgh's society and culture. 

Lisa Williams is the founder of the Edinburgh Caribbean Association and curates education programmes, arts events and walking tours to promote the shared heritage between Scotland and the Caribbean and the possiblities of decolonising and anti-racist practice. She is a PhD candidate in the School of Art History at the University of St Andrews and an Honorary Fellow in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. She works as a consultant to heritage organisations across Scotland. 

FREE but booking is essential. While we hope to run this event in the City Art Centre, we may have to adapt to the situation at the time and the event may need to move to digital. Book via the Eventbrite link.

Museums and Galleries Edinburgh work annually with CRER (The Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights) to host and deliver lectures for Black History Month. The Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights works to eliminate racial discrimination and harassment and to promote racial justice across Scotland. 

Caribbean Life in Edinburgh: A Celebration