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People power or politics – what really drives change?

Organised by: SCVO

Wed @ 16:00
Wed @ 17:00
Lomond Suite
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People power or politics – what really drives change?

In another election year for Scotland, we’re asking how campaigning by third sector organisations, people and communities can actually lead to change.

Our fantastic panel of experts includes some of Scotland’s most experienced campaigners and journalists. They will debate the impact of a range of approaches from storming a building dressed as a polar bear to signing an online petition.

The panel is:

  • Stewart Kirkpatrick, head of Scotland for petition site 38 Degrees and former head of digital for Yes Scotland
  • Richard Dixon, chief executive of Friends of the Earth Scotland
  • Murray Foote, editor of the Daily Record
  • Cat Boyd, socialist, feminist and radical independence campaigner. Cat is a columnist with The National and is a Holyrood candidate for RISE, Scotland’s new left alliance.

This event will explore whether there is still a place for face-to-face campaigning in the digital era, whether signing a 38 Degrees petition is enough, what role campaigning plays in social justice in Scotland and how social media is affecting change today and in the future.

Susan Smith, Third Force News editor, will chair with plenty of opportunity for questions from the audience.

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