Thomas Clarkson Day 2022

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  • 11 October 2022
Thomas Clarkson Day 2022

All are welcome to join us to mark Thomas Clarkson Day at Manchester Cathedral on Friday October 28.

On 28 October 1787, Thomas Clarkson gave a speech to a packed audience in Manchester Cathedral to mobilise opposition to the transatlantic slave trade in the city for the first time. 

We aim to mark this event with a day of empowering workshops, performance, addresses, and discussion to unite the people of Greater Manchester in their commitment to eradicate all forms of racism, colonialism, modern slavery and hate crime.

This free event which take place from 12 – 3.30pm, will feature a screening of After the Flood, a feature length documentary detailing how the 18th century Church became embroiled in chattel slavery, the lasting impact of this and how we reconcile these actions today.

Film makers The Movement for Justice and Reconciliation believe the church must confront racism in all its forms in the Christian community. This requires understanding the roots of its complicity. It also requires showing the route to reconciliation, first for ourselves and then for others. 

A panel discussion will take place after this special screening. Sandwiches, tea and coffee will be also served earlier in the afternoon.

Watch the trailer for After the Flood here:

What: Thomas Clarkson Day

When: Friday October 28 from 12-3.30pm

Where: Manchester Cathedral

No tickets required. All are welcome.