Motion ref. S6M-06186
Recognising Black History Month
Submitted by: Pam Gosal, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Supported by: Karen Adam, Jackie Baillie, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Stephanie Callaghan, Donald Cameron, Maggie Chapman, Foysol Choudhury, Bob Doris, Sharon Dowey, Jackie Dunbar, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Christine Grahame, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Douglas Lumsden, Fulton MacGregor, John Mason, Roz McCall, Paul McLennan, Stuart McMillan, Marie McNair, Edward Mountain, Emma Roddick, Douglas Ross, Mark Ruskell, Colin Smyth, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance, Mercedes Villalba, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Elena Whitham, Brian Whittle
That the Parliament welcomes that Black History Month takes place in October 2022; notes that the theme is Time for Change: Action, Not Words; understands that it is possible to acknowledge the past and learn from it, but to improve the outlook for the future, action, not words, is needed; welcomes that Black History Month gives everyone the opportunity to share, celebrate, and understand the impact of black heritage and culture, and agrees that it is important to recognise the contributions and achievements of those with African or Caribbean heritage and to learn about the effects of racism and how to challenge negative stereotypes.