Theme for 2018
Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity.

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Glasgow - Wednesday 17 October 2018 - Hunger for Justice

11.45 am: Gather around the Commemoration Stone at George Square

12 noon: Procession to City Chambers for 'Let me tell you' and singing.

Hungry for Change – this reflects the push for a Good Food Nation Bill which would make food a right in Scotland and push for policy changes addressing food insecurity much that has resulted through welfare reforms. The focus of this October 17 will be on human rights and people will be sharing around sanctions, universal credit and impact on mental health among others. 

The event will take place at City Chambers with a reception with Lord Provost Eva Bollinger. It will begin with a gathering around the commemorative stone with news that in view of its current terrible condition will be replaced in agreement with Glasgow City Council early in 2019 with a new replica placed at the base of the central statue of Sir Walter Scott and will be upright so will be much more visible and much less prone to damage. This will be in time for celebrating 20 years of the commemorative stone in George Square October 17 2019!
 

George Square
Glasgow
United Kingdom