Turning Up the Volume on Poverty event - 21st June
June 11, 2014
The Poverty Truth Commission is delighted to announce its event, Turning Up the Volume on Poverty will take place on 14:00-16:30, Saturday 21st June 2014 at Woodside Hall, 36 Glenfarg Street, Glasgow, G20 7QF
Scotland is one of the richest nations in the world yet many who live here face grinding poverty every day. That is not right and it is damaging for us all. As Scotland prepares to vote on its future this September, we want the voices of people struggling against poverty to be much more effectively heard.
The Poverty Truth Commission is made up of some of our country's senior leaders and people who experience poverty on a daily basis. Over the last two years, The Poverty Truth Commission has been working on what needs to change.
The Poverty Truth Commission believes that too many people are unfairly having their benefits stopped; are forced to resort to foodbanks to avoid hunger; and are being wrongly written off as "scroungers" and "undeserving". Too many people are living in poverty despite being in work. And those who can least afford it are being forced to pay more for food, fuel and financial services.
On the 21st of June, in Glasgow's Woodside Halls, the Commission will present its findings in music, drama, poetry, comedy, interview and film.
The afternoon will include the announcement of the names of new Commissioners who will take forward the work, including individuals from the world of media, entertainment, business, academia, faith and politics as well as those who know first-hand what it means to struggle against poverty.
The event is free but registration is required. For further information, please call 0141 248 2911. To attend, please click here.
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