History Acts is a radical history forum, affiliated to the Raphael Samuel Centre, and based at the Institute of Historical Research. 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 25: Fighting Food Poverty
Tuesday 1 December, 6.30 – 8.30pm
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.
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.
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.
To register, and for more information, visit www.historyacts.org