The Poverty Alliance Annual Conference. A Parliament to Tackle Poverty? 20 years of the Scottish Parliament

Date: October 11, 2019
Time: 9:30 am

The Poverty Alliance 

Friday 11th October 2019, 9.30am – 4.30pm, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

After 20 years of debates, evidence, legislation, what has the Scottish Parliament contributed to the fight against poverty? There has been no shortage of activity in the Parliament, but what have been the big achievements, what are the opportunities that have not been taken, and what are the key challenges for the future? These are some of the questions that will be addressed at the Poverty Alliance’s annual conference, taking place in Glasgow on the 11th of October.
As well as an opportunity for campaigners from across civil society to reflect on the last 20 years, it will also be an chance to consider where we put our energies next. We will debate priorities for tackling poverty after the next Scottish Parliament in 2021. Amongst the speakers taking part are Aileen Campbell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, former First Minister Henry McLeish, journalist and broadcaster Gerry Hassan, Director of One Parent Families Scotland Satwat Rehman, and CEO of Glasgow Disability Alliance Tressa Burke.
Join us for a day of debate and discussion, and help plan where we go next in the fight against poverty in Scotland.

Register to attend here.