From 4-11 November, there will be a Week of Action for a Just & Green Recovery. The aim is to connect people and issues for a cross-sector call for a recovery that protects and creates good jobs, ensures an adequate income for everyone, boosts funding for public services and tackles the climate emergency. This is organised by a coalition of over 90 trade unions, community groups and NGOs in Scotland, coming together to call for a greener, fairer future (as explained in this short video).
The main action that members of the public can take part in is a virtual lobby of your MSP. If you sign up here you will be sent a supporter guide and invited to two workshops and a Facebook group to connect with others who are taking part.
The coalition is encouraging arts and culture workers to take part in the Week of Action, as they believe the arts are an integral part of a vibrant, healthy society, can play a key role in a low carbon economy, and should be better supported to survive the current crisis. Recent months have seen many creative demonstrations from the culture sector, such as protests at Westminster by musicians and panto dames, the Take A Seat installations in Scotland’s theatres, and BECTU’s #CultureShock projection and #WeMakeEvents red alert light displays. If you would like to discuss an idea for a creative contribution to the November Week of Action, you can contact Kate at Friends of the Earth Scotland: email@example.com