The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is partnering with York Festival of Ideas to discuss how we can support the transition to a more equitable and just future, free from poverty. This work is both urgent and deep.
We will focus on the experiences of those living in poverty today from a range of perspectives and explore how we can harness hope and imagination to develop future visions and versions of the future in which people and the planet can thrive.
These Festival Focus events are presented in collaboration with The Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Friday 2 June
Poverty in the UK - 12 noon to 1.15pm
Tom Clark, editor of a new book, 'Broke: Fixing Britain’s Poverty Crisis', leads a discussion about the scale of poverty, its impact and consequences, and the inequality in Britain today. Panellists include Helen Barnard from the Trussell Trust and Ruth Patrick of the University of York.
Another World Is Possible - 2.15pm to 3.30pm
Poverty affects millions of people in the UK. Join us as we discuss how we can grow our collective ability to imagine a future free from poverty, to reshape economic and social models driving inequality.
Who Gets to Imagine the Future? - 4.30pm to 5.45pm
Our panel asks: How can we respond to the urgent challenges of our time and support opportunities for communities and leaders to reflect, dream and hope for a better world? Who gets to imagine the future? How can we work to centre voices which are furthest from traditional power and have less of a vested interest in maintaining the status quo?