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by Poverty Truth Leeds category: Cause
Despite having a thriving business community, Leeds is a city of inequalities with a wide gap between rich and poor. Over the past 18 months, people with a direct experience of poverty have worked with influential decision makers in Leeds to help make a real difference. Together they have understood the complexity of poverty and recognised that all are dehumanised where poverty exists. By overcoming barriers, telling our stories and building community the commissioners agree that Leeds can become a more human city.
Taking place on 2nd February 2018 at Leeds City Museum, Leeds Poverty Truth Commissioners will be sharing their stories through a creative mixed-media and experiential presentation including film, performance, presentation, props, sound, poetry and conversation.
Hosted by Christine Isaacs from the Lingfield estate and Jamie Jones-Buchanan from Leeds Rhinos, the event will also launch the Commission’s ‘Humanifesto’, which aims to deepen the understanding of the difficult entrenched issues of poverty, challenge stereotypes and motivate people to take notice and play their part in addressing poverty. Focused on three key themes - Communication, Barriers, and Community, attendees will have the opportunity to move around the room to hear from groups of Commissioners.
Lend your Facebook and Twitter feeds this Friday to help share our Humanifesto far and wide and encourage people to play their part. #povertytruth
Poverty Truth Leeds
Leeds Poverty Truth Commission is a response to the question 'what if people with a lived experience of poverty were involved in making decisions about poverty?' The commissioners work together for 18 months and include civic and business leaders, and people who are facing poverty.