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January 2021

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

January 27 @ 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 @ 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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February 2021

Book Launch: Poverty (2nd Edition) by Ruth Lister

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online

Official Launch event for Poverty 2nd Ed by Ruth Lister (member of the House of Lords, Emeritus Professor, Loughborough University and vice-chair of the Compass Board). Friday 5th February 6.00pm to 7.30pm – by Zoom Why does a society that is so rich accept so many people living in poverty?  What does it mean for those who suffer and crucially what are we to do about? Join us for an evening of discussion, questions, ideas and proposals and to formally celebrate the launch of Ruth…

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Building a better environment with Chris Stark

February 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online

Join a discussion with chief executive of the Climate Change Committee, Chris Stark, as we explore the possibility of a greener and better environment after the pandemic. At the heart of Local Trust and the Big Local programme, is a vision of empowered, resilient, dynamic, asset-rich communities making their own decisions on what is best for their area. This is why we’re excited to be hosting a series of talks with several leading experts and high-profile thinkers on how, after coronavirus, we can…

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March 2021

Financing a Green and Just Recovery from COVID-19

March 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online

How can we combine recovery from COVID-19 with the shift to an inclusive and sustainable global economy? Leading figures in government, business and civil society have pledged to “build back better”. In the run-up to the COP26 climate summit in November 2021, there’s a clear need for both greater ambition and greater practicality in mobilising the public and private finance that will be needed for a green and just recovery. Meet our speakers and chair Naïm Abou-Jaoudé is the Chief Executive Officer…

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