What do we want?

In Bristol today, the major historical slave trader Edward Colston is publicly celebrated.

We are a network of individuals who believe that this is wrong and we demand that it should end now.

Instead, we call for action to achieve and perpetuate the following positive aims:

    • Remember the full, true history of transatlantic slavery, colonialism and exploitation;
    • Commemorate and mourn the people who suffered and died as a result of the slave trade, and recognise the coerced economic contribution that they made;
    • Celebrate the people who courageously resisted slavery and fought for abolition and emancipation;
    • Acknowledge and repair, as far as possible, the negative effects in the present day of historical slavery;
    • Promote ideas of human dignity, equality and freedom.