SWAN Members Present All Over The UK in Climate Protests

Friday’s global gatherings appear to have amounted to the largest movement in history of people protesting about a single issue. Millions of people, in thousands of protests, across hundreds of countries, turned out to shout about the destruction of our living world and it’s connections to migration, poverty, war and capitalism.

Aberdeen and Glasgow saw large marches with a strong Swan presence…

The UCU branch present at Liverpool Hope Uni organised their own solidarity event that saw hundreds of staff walk out of work to protest lack of action on the climate crisis.

In Wigan, steering committee member Malcolm spoke at a public event, demanding system change – not climate change, on behalf of SWAN.

SWAN members were also present in London and Leciestershire. If you have an event report that you would like to share, contact us at swansocialwork@gmail.com.

SWAN joins the Global Climate Strikes – digitally and in person!

SWAN members are joining the Global Climate strikes in towns and cities around the world. Our website will be shut down tomorrow, to join the digital strike, but we already know that there are SWAN members joining the movement in:

  • Kelvingrove Park, Kelvin Way in Glasgow. Assembling 11am.
  • Liverpool Hope Uni, Taggart Avenue at 1pm
  • Merseyside Social Work Partnership Conference, Lace Centre, Sefton Park at 12:30pm
  • Liverpool’s main event – 12pm in the city centre’s St George’s Square
  • Wigan at 12:30pm
  • Salford social work staff are being supported by Unison to walk out at lunch time, and to join national protests.
  • Market Harborough, Leicestershire from 12pm with local activists and primary schools coming together.
  • London’s main events.

PLEASE send us your reports of action throughout the day. Any photos or written accounts can be organised and shared on our website.