Graffiti portrait of George Floyd with text "I can't breathe"

Combating racism is something which should matter to all of us and is central to the work and principles of Govanhill Baths and all that we do. We recognise our role in Govanhill in combatting racism, bigotry and discrimination, and working with others to aid the defeat of such prejudice.

We define ourselves by a commitment to anti-racism in everything we say and do. We stand in solidarity and common cause with all those in Govanhill and beyond who share such similar values. Central to this is listening to the voices of black and ethnic minority individuals and communities and understanding their experiences.

We stand for a Govanhill without racism, discrimination and prejudice and will work with others to aid bringing this about. We invite others to work with us to bring about a world defined by equality, justice, and respect for all. Together we know that we are stronger and that what unites us is more important than what divides us.

 

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Aboveis a new video of the Glasgow Southside Socialist Choir singing “Song for George Floyd”.

Song For George Floyd

lyrics by D. Lees and L. McKinnon. Melody originally from the song ‘Joe Hill.’

I dreamed I saw George Floyd last night
Alive as you and me
For though they took the breath from him
I never died, said he
I never died, said he

From Minnesota to Kirkcaldy
we sing all their names
for George is one of many who
died at the hands of hate
died at the hands of hate

Racist coppers killed you George
pinned you to the ground
And when you died, across the world
The voice of justice sounds
The voice of justice sounds

[humming verse]

From New York to Glasgow Green
In every street and square
We take the knee, we stand our ground
Your spirit lingers there
Your spirit lingers there

For George and for
all of the names
rise and heed the call
for there can be no peace until
there’s justice for us all
there’s justice for us all