This is the story of the 30,490 men that left Dundee to fight in the First World War and of the people left at home.
Legacies of Resistance: The Struggle Continues
23rd May 2018 - 23rd May 2018
The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA Scotland) invite you to join us in learning more about the lives and legacies of those in Scotland who said ‘No’ to World War One.
In honour of International Conscientious Objectors Day, we want to shed light on some of those lives and demonstrate their relevance to contemporary social movements. We believe that the legacy of those who were branded ‘traitors’ and ’cowards’ for refusing to kill has the potential to inspire and inform the ongoing work of creating a socially just and human rights respecting Scotland.
Our community-based groups in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow have been researching and uncovering some of those stories, and we would be delighted if you would come along to hear us tell them. We are also proud to welcome our guest speakers Jane Harries of Wales for Peace, and Dr. Lesley Orr of Edinburgh University.
The event is sponsored by Christina McKelvie MSP, who will speak to open the event, and then we aim to debunk myths, bring the past to life, and discuss its relevance for our shared future. Refreshments provided.
Come and join us!
Wednesday, 23rdMay, 6-8p.m.
The Fairfax Somerville Room, The Scottish Parliament.
To book your place, email: K.Laughlin@wea.org.uk