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#PovertyAssembly 2013 Live Tweeting

There will be a lot of interesting plenary sessions going on at year’s Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty. We will be discussing everything from views from the grassroots to future challenges of achieving social justice. If you can’t make it along to any of our sessions or if you’re at the assembly and want to share your opinion please follow our hashtag #PovertyAssembly . This is where all the online discussions will take place.

Here’s what’s happening at the Assembly this year:

Agenda

Day One, 25 March 2013

09.30 Registration

10.00 Chairs Welcome

Jim McCormick, Scotland Advisor, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

10.05 What social justice means to us: views from the grassroots

Innocent Jakisa, community activist

John Wood, community activist, Scottish Drugs Forum

Hazel Rafferty, community activist, Fife Gingerbread

Zara Kitson, community activist

10.30 Workshops: Key themes emerging from EPIC

  1. Why are so many people in work still poor?
  2. The ‘bedroom tax’ and the crisis in housing
  3. Poverty and its impact on Mental Health. What lessons can we learn?
  4. How can we stop the education system failing disadvantaged children?
  5. How do we challenge financial exclusion?
  6. How do we get a more equal Scotland?
  7. Changing Public Attitudes: Learning from other campaigns

11.40 Break

12.00 Working Together to Achieving Social Justice in Scotland: What are the Challenges?

  • Patrick Harvie MSP
  • Bob Doris MSP
  • Drew Smith MSP
  • Anne McGuire MP

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Workshops: Key themes emerging from EPIC

  1. Why are so many people in work still poor?
  2. The ‘bedroom tax’ and the crisis in housing
  3. Poverty and its impact on Mental Health. What lessons can we learn?
  4. How can we stop the education system failing disadvantaged children?
  5. How do we challenge financial exclusion?
  6. How do we get a more equal Scotland?
  7. Changing Public Attitudes: Learning from other campaigns

15.15 Keynote Address: Meeting the Challenge of Poverty in Scotland

Margaret Burgess MSP, Minister for Housing and Welfare Reform

16.00 Close

 

Agenda

Day Two, 26 March 2012

09.30 Registration

10.00 Chairs Welcome:

Jim McCormick, Scotland Advisor, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

10.15 Plenary: Social Justice in Scotland & the Referendum

  • Gerry Hassan, author and broadcaster
  • Kate Higgins, blogger and activist
  • Mike Dailly, Better Together
  • Blair Jenkins, Yes Scotland
  • Dave Watson, Red Paper Collective
  • Kainde Manji, equalities activist

11.15 Coffee Break

11.30 Workshops – What have we learned from EPIC?

  1. Lobbying policy makers
  2. Gathering evidence
  3. Engaging local services
  4. Working with the media
  5. Getting active in your community

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Workshops Tackling Poverty: Facing the future challenges

  1. Fairer Welfare: Laying the basis for the future
  2. How do we get Decent Jobs
  3. Food Poverty: From food-bank to food security
  4. Beyond the Myths: Challenging Attitudes to Poverty
  5. Heat and Eat: Tackling Fuel Poverty

14.45 Break

15.00 Final Plenary: Tackling Poverty: Facing the future challenges

  • Chris Goulden, Head of Team (Poverty), Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Danny McCafferty, Convenor, Clydebank Independent Resource Centre
  • Satwat Rehman, Director, One Parent Families Scotland
  • Rev. Sally Foster-Fulton, Convenor, Church of Scotland Church & Society Council

16.00 Conference Round up

16.15 Close

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5 ways you can be part of #PovertyAssembly 2012

Image from 1st Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty

The 3rd Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty takes place Thu 15th March and Fri 16th March 2012. This year we’re keen that everyone gets a chance to take part in the discussions and debates, here’s 5 ways you can get involved…

  1. Follow us on Twitter @PovertyAlliance and use the hashtag #PovertyAssembly to join in the conversation. You can even ask questions direct to panel members for the debates happening at 11.30am on 15th March and 11.40am & 2.15pm on 16th March.
  2. Watch the main speakers and debates via our live video stream.
  3. Turn up in person. Tickets are all gone I’m afraid, hopefully some of you were lucky enough to grab one.
  4. Talk to our social reporters. We’ve got a great team of volunteers tooled up with audio recorders and handheld video cameras, ready to speak to attendees over the two days. All this content will get uploaded immediately and will be available after the event on our YouTube and SoundCloud channels.
  5. All of the above. Whether you’re turning up in person or following the event on line we’d like everyone to get truly involved in the #PovertyAssembly 2012 – it’s your event.