Taster session for another popular education initiative running in Glasgow under the auspices of The SANE Collective. The aim is to explore how democracy emerged, what it is or could be, what is the state of the present state and what can we do about it. This taster session will look at the history of the campaign to end the slave trade. With its combination of popular protest, lobbying and petitioning, it looks very like a modern campaign. What can we learn from it as we struggle for democracy and rights today.