“No working-class kid, however self-confident, is ever going to be made the editor of the Evening Standard without any journalistic experience, in the way that George Osborne was. What he has is a complicated nexus, a network of power and relationships that means you can’t really fail” – Laura Barton and others on gender, class and confidence, and the impact of an unequal society (The Guardian)
“Our policy proposals are designed solely to improve the quality of life in the UK by reducing economic and social inequality, as per our charitable objectives. As a politically neutral charity, we urge all political parties to adopt these policies.” – You can read the Equality Trust’s proposals for policies towards a more egalitarian society.
In the meantime, one thing that would help is to exempt care leavers from paying Council Tax. A campaign from the Children’s Society, this important change will give young people valuable time to learn how to manage their finances without the worry of falling into council tax debt. Please sign and send if you can.
Sheffield Equality Group monthly meeting
7pm to 9pm, Wednesday 8th November, Quaker Meeting House, St James St
Discussing the rollout of Universal Credit, the inequality game, and projects for the coming year. All welcome. Free. Donations for tea and biscuits.
‘Large’ families, poverty and welfare reform conference
10am to 4pm, Monday 13th November, Banqueting Suite, Bradford City Hall
This conference will bring together policy makers, practitioners, voluntary sector representatives and academics with an interest in better understanding the experiences and consequences of poverty and welfare reform for large families. Organised by Bradford District Anti-poverty Coordination Group and The Children’s Society.
Rise Like Lions
Thu 16 Nov 2016, from 6.45pm, Trades and Labour Club, 200 Duke St. S2 3GA
Banner Theatre’s performance is a political kaleidoscope of working class struggles, told with humour and music. It stages the successful strikes of teaching support staff in Derby and Durham, the campaign against cuts to school budgets, interlaced with the stories of those who lead the lively anti-fracking campaigns that have sprung up around the UK.
Doors and bar open 6.45pm, start time: 7.30pm. Ticket price: £8 waged / £4 concessions. To reserve tickets please email tucsheffield@gmail.com. See alt-Sheff for more info
Voices from the Margins
10am to 4pm, Saturday 18th November, St Mary’s Church, Bramall Lane
Inspiring stories from churches, projects and people with lived experience
Hear how your support of Church Action on Poverty has an impact on the root causes of poverty. Roundtable conversations and discussions – share your own experiences and ideas.