Social Change through Collective Action by Damian Hoggan-Radu

We all like to listen to stories, versions of the same story, or different types of stories, but what’s important is that the narrative of a story has a powerful effect on us as people. We also like to tell stories, especially about things that happened to us. In fact, this is how we communicate on a daily basis, when we catch up with friends and family, we exchange stories. And the narrative of an event becomes even more important when we experience a negative incident. In narrating that incident, we allow others to empathize with us, but the narration also allows us to better process the facts and the emotional implications.

Equality News Update: Fife Council: Returning to school

On 23rd March 2020 the United Kingdom went into lockdown in response to Covid-19. All schools closed and children began home learning. Apart from taking some daily exercise as a family group, children have been confined within their home environment. Interaction with extended family and peers has been limited to those with access to social media. This has become the new norm for our pupils.

Equality News Update: Scottish Government News: Coronavirus (COVID-19): wedding ceremonies and civil partnership registrations

As part of Phase 3 of Scotland’s framework for easing restrictions on lockdown, from 15 July it is possible for marriages and civil partnerships to take place indoors at public venues, including registration offices, hospitality venues and places of worship as well as outdoors. As outlined below, there continue to be limits on numbers attending.

Equality News Update: Third Force News: Homelessness summit to take place

Reported by Third Force News – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media.  Organisations from across Scotland are looking to ensure people do not have to return to the streets as lockdown is eased A summit on homelessness in Scotland is taking place later today (Tuesday 28 July). … Continue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: Homelessness summit to take place