History Acts 25: Fighting Food Poverty


Tuesday 1 December 6:30-8:30pm online
 To register, and for more information, visit www.historyacts.org

ACTIVISTS
Caz Hattam co-founded The Unity Project (TUP) in 2017 and has coordinated the project since. The Unity Project wants an end to the policy of ‘no recourse to public funds’ (NRPF) and the discrimination and inequality behind it. TUP supports people to remove the NRPF condition from their leave to remain through making ‘Change of Conditions’ applications. 

Karim Ali & Hester Watson of Funnel, a hyperlocal organisation based in Southwark. They are committed to fighting food insecurity, with core aims to educate, advocate and act. Funnel’s collection points collect food donations and pass them on to a larger local foodbank. The other branch of Funnel, called Funnel Schools, is currently in the works.

HISTORIANS  
Pat Thane
is Visiting Professor in History at Birkbeck, University of London. Her research examines inequalities and social policy in Britain from the twentieth century, with a special interest in poverty, gender, and age.

Kate Bradley is Reader in Social History/Policy at the University of Kent. Her research explores British social history from 1918 with a focus on the relationship between individuals and the state. Other research interests include philanthropy and social justice. She has also worked in the voluntary and public sectors.


History Acts workshops are led by activists, who give a short talk or presentation about their work. A historian or historians working on a relevant topic will then respond, before opening it up to group discussion.

History Acts is a radical history forum, affiliated to the Raphael Samuel Centre, and based at the Institute of Historical Research. We bring together radical and left-wing historians and contemporary activists. We seek new ways to engage as academics with contemporary struggles, to learn from activists, and to see how we can use what expertise and institutional resources we have to provide active solidarity. Sessions are free and open to any historian, any history student, or anyone interested in how history can work for social and political change.

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