Owen Jones speaking at Edinburgh anti-poverty conference

Places still available at Saturday’s Tackling Poverty conference at Craigroyston Community High School.

We are looking forward to a day of debate and discussion with some great speakers lined up.
Owen Jones, author of ‘Chavs: The Demonisation of the  Working Class’, has agreed to speak at the conference – he recently appeared on BBC’s Question Time. Continue reading

Tackling Poverty Conference 1st December

Community campaigners have announced that the second Anti-Poverty Conference will be held in Craigroyston Community High School on 1 December. It’s hoped that the latest event will build on the achievements of last year’s conference, and will target the Scottish Parliament this time round.

North Edinburgh Fights Back’s Willie Black explained: “Last autumn over 140 community and anti-poverty campaigners met in Edinburgh to discuss and act in a unified way demanding action against poverty. Continue reading