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Poverty Alliance Annual Conference 2017

Posted: 29/09/2017

Poverty Alliance Annual Conference 2017

This FREE event will be of interest to all those engaged in campaigning for social justice, whether at the grassroots or national levels. The conference will also be of interest to policy maker and practioners at all levels who wish to know more about current and developing campaigns.   






09.00   Registration


09.30   Chair’s Welcome and Introduction

Keith Aitken, journalist and broadcaster


09.35   Why we are here: 25 years of campaigning for social justice

            Peter Kelly, Director, Poverty Alliance


09.45   Opening plenary:  Campaigning for Change: Meeting Future Challenges

Sally Foster Fulton, Head, Christian Aid Scotland

Gerry Hassan, writer, commentator and academic

Talat Yaqoob, Director, Equate Scotland


10.45   break


11.15   Learning Session 1:

1.     Using Social Media for Campaigning - Ross McCulloch, Director 3rd Sector Lab

2.     Creating Community Based Campaigns: Govanhill Baths - Fatima Uygun, Manager, Govanhill Baths Community Trust

3.     Framing your Campaign - Nicky Hawkins, Frame Works Institute

4.     Campaign case study: Challenging the Rape Clause – Alys Mumford, Policy Manager, Engender


12.00   Learning Session 2:

1.     Working with the Scottish Parliament – Fiona King, Parliamentary & Public Affairs Manager, Shelter Scotland

2.     Engaging young people in campaigns - Jenny Edwards, Training and Development Officer, Scottish Youth Parliament

3.     Using a ‘Theory of Change’ in your campaign - Lisa Stewart, Campaigns and Communication Manager, Oxfam Scotland

4.     The law and campaigning: what you need to know - Susan Lowes, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Marie Curie


12.45   Lunch break, including….

·       Campaigners networking lunch: talk to some key Scottish campaigns, their key priorities and how you can get involved.

·       Poverty Alliance Annual General Meeting


14.00   Learning session 3:

1.     Building Alliances for Change – Gary Christie, Head of Policy and Communications, Scottish Refugee Council

2.     Information is power: Using evidence in campaigns - Professor John McKendrick, Glasgow Caledonian University

3.     New Allies: Working with the private sector - Lola McAvoy,  Campaigns and Communications Manager, Living Wage Foundation

4.     Telling your Story: Using Narratives in Campaigns - Rosie McIntosh, 3rd Sector Lab


14.45   Break


15.00   Roundtable discussions: What have we learned?

A session to share what we have learned from our workshops sessions


15.40   Final Plenary: Creatively Campaigning for Social Justice

            Keynote: Mathew Bolton, Deputy Director, Citizens UK     

            plenary discussion with:

              Lisa Stewart, Oxfam Scotland

              Nicky Hawkins, Frame Works Institute

              Peter Kelly, The Poverty Alliance


16.40   Chair’s summary


16.45   Close

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