Book Fringe: Righting Welfare Wrongs

BOOK FRINGE : Free event
Saturday 5th August – 1pm
No booking required

Thrilled to welcome Sarah Glynn on behalf of the Scottish Unemployed Workers’ Network to discuss welfare and the violence of austerity as analysed and recorded in the brilliant Common Weal book Righting Welfare Wrongs.

The book was forged through grassroots activism by and with people at the sharp end of ‘welfare reform’. It illuminates everyday battles to maintain human dignity and a basic existence in the face of the new punitive welfare state. It is about solidarity and mutual support, but it is also about understanding and taking on the bigger politics behind this brave new world of coercion and control.

It has been written for everyone who wants to comprehend what is happening and what we can do about it – and maybe even have a laugh along the way.

Sarah Glynn is an architect, academic and activist. She has played a key role in establishing and organising the Network and is the book’s editor. Her previous books include Where the Other Half Lives: Lower income housing in a neoliberal world (Pluto Press 2009) and Class, Ethnicity and Religion in the Bengali East End (MUP 2014)

Please note this event will only last 30 minutes and will start at 1pm sharp.