A short documentary “The Forgotten Experiment” (Boobs and Boom, 2008) will be shown to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2020. Amnesty International Stornoway will help explore how regimes throughout history have fractured societies by marginalising certain groups. These tactics can be challenged by individuals standing together with their neighbours, and speaking out against oppression.
One of Scotland’s most marginalised communities is the Scottish Gypsy Traveller community, only legally recognised as an ethnic minority community in October 2008.
Shamus McPhee, a well known Scottish Gypsy Traveller activist, speaker and artist, will shine some light on the issues that his community and other Gypsy communities have faced over the centuries. He will also light the Sir Arnish Kapoor Candle.
Image: painting by Shamus McPhee