Join us to mark Thomas Clarkson Day on Thursday 26 October

22 October 2023
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Join Manchester Cathedral and the Challenging Hate Forum as we mark Thomas Clarkson Day on Thursday 26 October from 2.30-4pm.

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. 

Each year we mark this event with a day to unite the people of Greater Manchester in their commitment to eradicate all forms of racism, colonialism, modern slavery and hate crime.

Thomas Clarkson Day 2023

Slavery is a pernicious practice in the modern world. Today we still see the awful consequences and impact of slavery in our society. Sadly, we now have ‘Modern Slavery’ which still keeps thousands of people imprisoned and exploited by others.

Join us for our annual Clarkson Day event at Manchester Cathedral on Thursday 26 October at 2.30pm Our speaker will be Elizabeth Cameron who works for a local charity on Inclusion. She will inspire and challenge us to take action where we encounter the horrors of slavery in our midst.

This is a free public event, to which we welcome faith groups and community organisations, those with whom they work, the Cathedral community and the general public.