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.
This event is just one of many in April during PRSC’s School of Activism 3.0 held at SPACE at PRSC 17-25 Jamaica Street, Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS2 8JP.
You can register in advance for your free ticket – any donations are welcomed to help fund the cost of the month’s events. Or just show up on the night!