Beyond the Foodbank? An Expert Panel Discussion, 25 October 2017, Warwick University
Beyond the Foodbank?
An Expert Panel Discussion, 25 October 6-8pm
University of Warwick, Oculus Building, OC0.02
Kayleigh Garthwaite, author of the award-winning book ‘Hunger Pains: Life Inside Foodbank Britain’
Simon Shaw, who leads Sustain’s work on food poverty at national, regional and local levels
Clara Widdison, national growth manager for Community Shop.
Places are free but limited. Please register here
About the event: The dramatic rise in food bank use in recent years has put charitable food assistance - and, more broadly, hunger - firmly on the political agenda in the UK. Join us for a panel discussion at the University of Warwick (OC0.02, main campus) to delve beyond the headlines and find out more about the problem of hunger in 21st century Britain. Learn about the diverse and innovative work that is being done by organisations to tackle the issue, and hear three food poverty experts discuss the social and political changes needed to reverse the trend towards food bank dependency in the UK. Read articles from all three panellists in Lacuna Magazine here. To submit a question for the panellists email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Beyond the Foodbank” and join the debate on our Twitter feed on the night.
How can universities support school students to write about social justice issues? - Report of a Workshop
On 29 June 2017, The 'Writing Wrongs' workshop brought together academics, writers and a range of other individuals with experience of teaching in schools and/or organising activities for school students from disadvantaged backgrounds. We asked 'How can universities support school students to write about social justice issues?' This report of our workshop summarises our discussions and key findings.
Crucially workshop attendees all agreed that there is significant added value in a national network of universities offering opportunities for school students from disadvantaged backgrounds to develop their skills in writing about social justice issues. The writing Wrongs Project will now take the next steps towards making that happen. Please contact James Harrison (J.Harrison.email@example.com) if you would like to find out more.