Come and hear Darren's story and his take on social mobility - as a community activist, he encourages young people to explore important issues through music and language.

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Wednesday 22 May 2019
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18:30–20:00
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Darren McGarvey; Writer and social commentator

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This is a joint event with the David Hume Institute. 

Come and hear Darren's story and his views on social mobility. As a community activist, he encourages young people to explore important issues through music and language. In 2015 he was the first ever 'Rapper-in-Residence' with Police Scotland's Violence Reduction Unit.

Darren grew up in Pollok, where he experienced the effects of extreme poverty and addiction, and was part of the Poverty Truth Commission hosted in Glasgow in 2009. 

Darren has written for the Scotsman, Holyrood Magazine and is a regular contributor to the BBC, STV and other national media. In 2018 he won the Orwell Prize for Poverty Safari, which also appeared in the David Hume Institute’s 2018 First Minister’s Summer Reading List

His talk will be followed by a networking drinks reception.

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