The trailer for our new film Govan Law Centre 25 years has been released. GLC is 25 years old. We have grown into one of the largest most active law centres in the UK.
This film was shown at our #GLC25 year’s celebration. It will be on general release very soon. We hope you enjoy it. In the meantime here is a taster.
Most of all we would like to thank our clients Anthony, Emma, Sharon and Ibrahim, who have so kindly shared their life stories with us. We are truly grateful to them.
We’ve come a long way from when we started in Harmony Row in Govan, via Burleigh Street, to new offices in Orkney Street as well as offices in Govanhill’s Samaritan House.
But we haven’t changed in our ethos, passion or commitment to achieving the very best for our clients.
Perhaps a much bigger journey for us has been the growth in our services. Originally, we only served people in the G51 postcode area.
We now serve Glasgow City and Argyll & Bute, and for some services North, East and South Ayrshire; and for education law matters the whole of Scotland. And of course we serve millions across the UK through our campaigns.
Law centre casework is important. Winning an appeal or a tribunal or defending an eviction has a huge impact on a person’s quality of life, and their whole family. If you have children, how can they do well at school when there is chaos at home?
We believe justice is a pathway to social change. Law centres in 1950’s USA grew out the radical lawyer’s civil rights movement – spreading to London in 1970 and Glasgow in 1979.
Govan Law Centre like think our radicalism goes back a little further, back to the Mary Barbour’s 1915 rent strike army and the Red Clydesiders.
Our film provides some snapshots in time and captures the spirit of what we are about.
We are also producing some short films for social media. When they are ready we will ask for your support to spread them far and wide.
GLC would like to thank all of our staff, volunteers, board members past and present.
Special thanks to the team at Shooters for producing such a wonderful film – David Hayman senior, David junior, Fraz, Sean, Karen, Alex and Christopher.