Creative Dundee

Stories of Community Action

7th June, 2:00pm at ScrapAntics Community Space

Social Action Inquiry Scotland showcase a series of inspiring stories of individuals improving their communities.


Join Social Action Inquiry Scotland for a special exhibit of films and talks featuring five compelling stories that highlight the diverse range of community initiatives happening across Scotland. These stories not only celebrate the dedication of these individuals but also delve into the factors that support and hinder their efforts, resonating with many in Dundee and reflecting common experiences and challenges within our own communities.

Social Action Inquiry Scotland, active from August 2021 to December 2023, has gathered valuable insights through a collaborative storytelling research model that they are excited to share and use to engage in meaningful conversations about community action.


Programme

Fri 7 June, 2–6pm
Scrapantics Community Space
The Wellgate Centre

2–2.20pm: Welcome, teas and refreshments

2.20–2.50pm: Film screening of And Numbers We Will Bring, an intimate glimpse into Living Rent’s mission to transform a broken housing system.

3–3.30pm: Kevin Neary from Aid & Abet shares his experiences of peer support when leaving prison and how it transforms lives.

3.40–4.10pm: Film screening of Let the People Sing, following a group of people in recovery from addiction as they make recovery visible and accessible in their community.

4.20–4.50pm: Simon Suamu introduces Three Stories from the Waiting Room, sharing short stories based on his community’s experiences of the Covid–19 lockdowns.

5–5.20pm: Film screening of It’s Like Looking Up To a Mountain, a mother’s response to a racist assault on her son at school described through spoken word and music.

5.20–5.50pm: Shared food, soup and snacks.

The event is free and drop-in but please register your interest to help with seating arrangements and refreshments.

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