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December 2020

A world to gain: planning and fighting together for a new world of work

December 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online

TUESDAY 1 DECEMBER 2020, 14:00-16:30 TUESDAY 8 DECEMBER 2020, 14:00 – 17:00 Organising together to fight for a fair and decent world of work has never been more vital. We are in the midst of a pandemic, suffering environmental breakdown and sliding into recession. Black and brown people, women, the poor, the elderly and the disabled have all suffered, while the bosses of companies such as SERCO have reaped rewards. But we can turn the tide. A World To Gain is a…

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Just Transitions – International examples and what we can learn

December 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online

IPPR is thrilled to invite you to this really exciting event looking at Just Transitions around the world and what we can learn from them. From #BuildBackBetter to Net Zero to Black Lives Matter – 2020 has been characterised by calls for a better and more sustainable future. Transition narratives have dominated much of the public conversation, with Covid-19 shifting our thinking on what a good, dignified, decent life is. Calls for transitions also uncover cultural, social, and political decision-making…

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Unleashing the power of anchor institutions through networks

December 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online

Book your place >>> Webinar: Unleashing the power of anchor institutions through networks About this webinar This FREE webinar will explore in depth the potential for positive change delivered by anchor institution networks and the ins and outs of how to develop a network for your place. About anchor institution networks In the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the idea of a whole place approach to community wealth building has grown significantly and, in this, anchor institutions can be a…

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Destitution in the UK – how we can pull people back from the brink

December 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online

Over the past few months, the UK and devolved governments have provided a series of temporary lifelines to help those facing hardship to weather the Coronavirus storm. But we need more sustained efforts to keep afloat those already struggling and prevent more people from being pulled under.JRF will shortly be publishing the biannual report Destitution in the UK 2020. A research team led by Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick (Heriot-Watt University) have estimated levels of destitution on the eve of the pandemic…

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The fatal burden of inequality

December 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online

This event is part of the Transnational Law Institute's 2021/21 Seminar Series, focusing on Pandemics & Inequality. About this Event The fatal burden of inequality: why are certain groups more affected in this pandemic, and what to do about it? Event Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has served both to expose and exacerbate already longstanding inequalities. The risks of infection, severe disease and death are not equally distributed in the population – rather, a very familiar pattern is emerging whereby different…

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January 2021

Key Workers and Inequality

January 18, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online

The vital labour of 'key workers' has been widely lauded during the pandemic. But can the trend of recent decades toward inequalities in earning and status be reversed? Meet our speakers and chair Kate Bell (@kategobell) is the Head of the Rights, International, Social and Economics department at the TUC. Deborah Hargreaves (@deborahharg) is the Chair of the London Child Poverty Alliance and a founder and director of the High Pay Centre, an independent think-tank that monitors executive pay. She…

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The Politics of Inequality: why should we focus on resistance from below?

January 27, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Online

While it is now widely accepted that inequality is the defining issue of our time and there is growing research on the drivers and impacts of inequalities, there has been less focus on how inequalities are experienced and resisted by ordinary people and communities. The newly launched Politics of Inequality research theme at the International Inequalities Institute explores the practices of resistance, mobilisation, and contestation from a bottom-up perspective. This panel will discuss the following questions why we established this…

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Worker co-ops: how to get started

January 27, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online

We live in a world of increasing inequality, exploitation, and a fixation on growth at all costs. We need new forms of business and there are a growing number of co-operatives that are owned and controlled primarily for the benefit of their workers. This workshop will be a practical journey through the stages of setting up a worker co-op, exploring the different options and decisions you’ll make along the way.

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