Reparative History in Practice: The Slavery Family Trees Banner

Tuesday 16 November 2021

This online talk is linked to the Slavery Family Trees banner displayed in Lancaster University library that highlights some of the key findings of a community research project relating to Lancaster’s black history.


Those involved in this project will share more about the key characters, places and objects displayed on the banner and their links to transatlantic slavery and local history. Members from the Sewing Cafe will describe and discuss the process of making the banner and how this helps to draw attention to both the legacies of slavery, race and colonialism while also highlighting the role of modern slavery and environmental justice through the upcycling of fabrics and clothing material to make artwork that speaks to issues of equality and social justice.

See further details about the exhibit event and how you can visit.

Who’s leading the event?

Professor Imogen Tyler and Dr Sunita Abraham working in collaboration with Lancaster Black History group and the Sewing Café.

Open to

All Welcome

Of particular interest to

Schools, community groups, those interested in local history, black history, transatlantic slavery, decolonisation, sewing, upcycling and social/environmental justice.

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