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The Fall of Colston – the Strategies of the Campaigns

Wed 13 April, 2022 @ 19:00 - 21:00

Free

The fall of the Colston statue on 7th June 2020 can be seen as the culmination of 100yrs of campaigning against his city centre presence, which had intensified in the last decade, and intersected on that famous day. Whilst many individuals & institutions suddenly rushed to disown him, and the impact of the toppling rippled much further away than just in Bristol, that wasn’t the end of it! Tory ministers, right-wing media, Labour politicians, the CPS and the police launched a campaign of persecution – and those persecuted needed solidarity and support.

Speakers from Countering Colston, Bristol Radical History Group and legal support reflect on the campaigns that resulted in the fall of Colston, and the acquittal of the defendants. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Register in advance for your free ticket, or just show up on the night!

The School of Activism 3.0 is a month long programme of workshops, talks and activities brought to you by Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft. Running at PRSC during April 2022, the events are intended to be empowering experiences equipping people with the tools to challenge the status quo, contest power structures and ultimately to change the world.

We learn by doing.
We make our own future.

This project is founded on the ethos of community inclusion and empowerment, so we offer pay-what-you-can solidarity pricing with no-one turned away through lack of funds. Please donate to help us keep the School of Activism affordable to all!

Details

Date:
Wed 13 April, 2022
Time:
19:00 - 21:00
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://hdfst.uk/E73320

Venue

SPACE at PRSC
17-25 Jamaica Street, Stokes Croft
Bristol, BS2 8JP United Kingdom
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Phone:
0117 214 0029
Website:
https://prsc.org.uk/the-space/

Organiser

Bristol Radical History Group
Email:
brh@brh.org.uk
Website:
https://www.brh.org.uk