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January 2021

Key Workers and Inequality

January 18 @ 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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A radical vision for a Green New Deal

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

How can 2021 become a turning point for progress on climate change? With COP26 on the horizon and the incoming Biden administration poised to rejoin the Paris Agreement, climate action will be high on the agenda in 2021. But to make urgently necessary progress towards decarbonisation, the world must go further, embedding transformative economic changes across the board and building on them in the decades to come. This will mean connecting the climate crisis to economic strife and addressing both…

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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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What Next? Summit 2021

March 3 - March 20
Online

What Next? Summit 2021: Building Community Power through Imagination and Action Welcome to the What Next Summit, three weeks of workshops, events and networking to build community power across the UK. Throughout the Summit hundreds of community activists who are already making change happen, will come together so collectively we can have a bigger impact. It will be a space to empower us to create our own future, tap into our imagination, make new connections and share knowledge to build a…

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Webinar: Communities and Climate Action

March 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online

To date, much of the discussion around climate action has been focused on what governments can and should be doing. While climate change won't be effectively tackled without action from government, industry and business, communities themselves can and are playing and important role in tackling climate change. IPPR's forthcoming research on communities and climate action, which has been kindly supported by Local Trust, has identified a range of activities being undertaken by communities to tackle climate change. This activity is taking place…

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Introducing 20 Minute Neighbourhoods

March 24 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Online

Around the world there is a growing awareness that creating '20 minute neighbourhoods' (also known as '15 minute cities', or 'complete and compact' neighbourhoods) can be an effective way of boosting local economies, improving people's health, increasing social connections in communities, and tackling climate change. This FREE conference will look at what can be learned from places that have already successfully introduced 20 minute neighbourhoods and how the lessons they have learned can be applied in the context of the…

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