Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Poverty Truth Commission closing gathering

ON Saturday 16th April over 350 people attended the Poverty Truth Commission's Closing Gathering at the City Chambers in Glasgow.

For the last two years, Scotland’s first Poverty Truth Commission has brought together two groups of people: people who exercise power and influence in Scottish society and people who live every day with the struggle against poverty.

At the Closing Gathering both groups of people reported on their findings as one group and shared the message of their motto, 'nothing about us, without us, is for us', through conversation, film, rap, music and spoken word. It proved to be an inspiring and challenging event.

At the event the Commission launched it's findings as a report which can be viewed at the Commission's website, Videos from the event are being made available.

If you would like more information about the Commission or if you would like us to send you hard copies of the report please contact the office on 0141 248 2905 or by emailing