Destitution: A Struggle for Survival – 1 October

Every year, many refused asylum seekers find themselves living in complete poverty – hungry and homeless but unable to return to their own countries.

They come here seeking safety but instead face a daily struggle for survival, right here in Scotland.


On Monday 1 October, The Scottish Refugee Council are launching a campaign calling for the end to this destitution. An insightful event has been arranged at the Tron Theater to shed light on why destitution matters to us all!

Award-winning documentary maker Chris Leslie will premiere his hard-hitting film which was made with the support of the SRC, British Red Cross and the National Theatre of Scotland. Morag Gillespie of the Scottish Poverty Information Unit will speak on the extent of the problem, from research commissioned by SRC, BRC and Refugee Survival Trust . An expert panel will be on hand to lead a lively discussion.

Date: Monday 1 October 2012
Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm
Place: Tron Theatre, 63 Traongate, Glasgow G1 5HB
Price: Free, booking recommended

To book, email to jamie.spurway@scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk
Refreshments will be served.

Chris Leslie’s documentary film will be available to view in the Tron Theatre foyer throughout Black History Month in October.