The Divide Premiere: What happens when the rich get richer

The Children’s Wood, The Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust and The Glasgow Equality group bring you an afternoon of cinema, workshops, lectures and discussions around the topic of income inequality in Scotland.

UK income inequality is among the highest in the developed world and evidence shows that this is bad for almost everyone. People in more equal societies benefit from a stronger community life, longer lives, better mental and physical health and children do better at school. When inequality is reduced people trust each other more, there is less violence and rates of imprisonment are lower. In other words, income equality is good for everyone.

This event will examine the impact of income inequality in Scotland, and more specifically in Glasgow. Director Katharine Round will give a brief talk before the film preview of The Divide: what happens when the rich get richer, a documentary based on the bestselling book The Spirit Level. The event will take a look at the impact of income inequality on society, and more generally looking at Scottish data, with David Walsh from the Centre for Population Health. The event will focus mainly on Glasgow Dr Carol Craig the author of The Tears that Made the Clyde will talk about inequality from a historical perspective, and David will give us a current picture of inequality in Glasgow. There will be lots of opportunities for discussion and ways for people to get involved to make an impact on income inequality in Glasgow.

Stalls include The Poverty Alliance, Shelter, Oxfam and Free Wheel North.

Booking is essential. The event is free, though we would welcome a £5 donation to help us cover the costs of the event. Book a space through eventbrite



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