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Race, Poverty & a Good Society
Tue 25 April 2017, 13:00 – 15:00 BST
Race, Poverty & a Good Society 25th April 1-3pm @ Trinity House, Rusholme, Manchester M14 5AA
You are invited to attend an interactive discussion on Race, Poverty, a Good society. The vision for this event is a collaboration of thoughts, a conversation and idea sharing around what the good society might look like.
We have been running focus groups around the UK asking civil society groups to consider what is a Good Society and how do we get there? We presented our initial findings at the House of Commons in June of last year. Our Collaborative Conversations document is now up on the website, in the research section www.edgehill.ac.uk/i4p/i4p-webb-memorial-trust . We have extended our collaborative conversations asking people to comment and discuss our existing research themes from specific perspectives; Food Poverty, Race and Poverty, Young People, Older People, Poverty Truth Commissions.
We would like to invite you to discuss how do you create a Good Society, specifically addressing the issue of Race and Poverty. We will run a two hour session with small group discussions around what is a Good society in relation to Civil Society’s response to Race & Poverty and a participatory session that summarizes the groups thoughts.
1pm Welcome and Introduction to our Collaborative Conversation: A Good Society, Civil Society and Voices from the Frontline
1.15pm Small Group Discussion. What is a Good society in relation to Civil Societies response to Race and Poverty?
1.45pm -2.45pm Participatory Conversation, facilitated in partnership with HerArt
2.45pm Event Close.
The aim of the focus group is to gather considerations of a Good Society, to share what is being done by different sectors in terms of poverty alleviation and inequality and to focus on what more can be done.
Output: The event is part of a wider research project being conducted by the Institution for Public Policy and Professional Practice at Edge Hill University on behalf of the Webb Memorial Trust. The results of discussions at this event will contribute to a final research report compiled in the spring of 2017 for the Webb Memorial Trust which examines responses to poverty, inequality, social growth and development. This research report will feed into the wider policy narrative focusing on notions of a Good Society.
I4P, Edge Hill University project funded by the The Webb Memorial Trust
‘Creating a better informed debate’
The Webb Memorial Trust has pursued the intellectual legacy of Beatrice Webb, who, together with her husband Sydney, embarked on a vigorous programme of social reform.
Since 1987 The Webb Memorial Trust has funded a range of projects in the UK, helping to create a better informed debate about poverty, its causes and solutions. www.webbmemorialtrust.org.uk