10:00 - 13:00
Social inequities are often reinforced by public service systems through the replication of discrimination and exclusion. Responses to the current COVID-19 crisis have highlighted historical injustices and differences in impact relating, for example, to age, gender, ethnicity, migration status and disability. At the same time, cross-sector responses highlight the potential of public services to be reconfigured at scale to mainstream and prioritise action on inequity.
Partnerships for Social Justice is a network of networks that brings together practitioners, researchers and members of the public who seek to understand and tackle the structures and processes that perpetuate social inequities.
We have held three half-day workshops so far in 2020, focused on Understandings of Inequality, Leadership for Equity and Pathways for Equitable Public Services. These workshops enable dialogue and debate, exchange of insight and expertise, and the forging of new collaborative projects.
This workshop focuses on approaches to increasing the participation, empowerment and influence of those who experience discrimination, exclusion and inequity in order to transform services.
Lela Kogbara, Director, Black Thrive Global: Improving employment outcomes for Black people with long-term health conditions through collaborative radical solutions.
Olly Newton, Executive Director, The Edge Foundation: Young people influencing education policy: tokenism, changemakers and future centring.
Jason Grant-Rowles, Lived Experience Researcher, Synergi Collaborative Centre: Biographical storytelling to understand ethnic inequalities in severe mental illness.
Amy Barnes, Lecturer, University of Sheffield: Increasing participation and influence in local decision-making: a review of the evidence.