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'Making Sheffield Fairer' Special Champions Update for March
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Special Champions Update
March Fairness Opportunities


This month we have a special Champions update with lots of opportunities to get involved in all sorts of different discussions, debates and events across the city.

Throughout April, May and June Making Sheffield Fairer is sponsoring the Fairness & Equality Strand of the Festival of Debate 2018 giving you absolutely loads of ways to engage with fairness and the issues surrounding it.
Do you or someone you know have a great story we should share?
We'd love to hear it...tell us your Champion Fairness Stories here.

Fairness & Equality Strand


Forging a path to succeed. Should everyone receive basic income? Should we give money to people who beg? How can you be a good neighbour? Is sex work employment or exploitation? These questions and more will be investigated at the Festival of Debate 2018 in this strand.

April Fairness & Equality Events

SHOULD WE GIVE MONEY TO PEOPLE WHO BEG?

Thu 26 April | 6-8pm | The Circle | Free

In association with Roundabout

We can all agree that in an ideal world begging should not exist, but we can’t agree on whether we should give money to people who ask for it on our streets. Come and have your say and hear opinions for and against giving money to beggars. Hear from people who have begged and people who work with beggars.

Tickets are Free  -  BOOK HERE

AN ECONOMIC SYSTEM FOR THE FUTURE

Fri 27 April | 6:30-8:30pm | Union St | Free
In association with Positive Money

Advances in AI and robotics will destroy many paid jobs in the coming decades with potentially catastrophic effects on society. Various ideas for reforming the economic system could help us survive this forthcoming revolution, these include a Universal Basic Income and IOUnet - an exchange system where citizens create their own credit. The speaker for the evening will be Simon Thorpe, who is Research Director at CNRS in Toulouse.

Tickets are Free  -  BOOK HERE

OUR MEL PRESENTS: CELEBRATING WOMEN OF COLOUR

Sun 29 April | 4-7pm | Showroom Workstation Creative Lounge | Pay As You Feel
In association with Our Mel

Our Mel in collaboration with Nadia Jama (BAME Officer Central CLP) presents Celebrating Women of Colour. This event is an opportunity to celebrate women of colour within the community, hearing about their personal journeys, challenges and achievements. It will include a short film screening, stalls, nibbles and drinks.

Tickets are PAYF  -  BOOK HERE

BABY SAFE CHAMPIONS: PREVENTING INFANT MORTALITY RISK FACTORS

Mon 30 April | 1-2:30pm | DINA | Free
In association with the Making Sheffield Fairer Campaign

Workshop open to all parents, particularly younger parents, to discuss risk factors associated with infant mortality and raise awareness about how they can be prevented. There will also be the opportunity to learn about Sheffield’s Baby Safe Champions, who are helping to support this work within communities.

Tickets are Free  -  BOOK HERE

May Fairness & Equality Events

MONEY FOR NOTHING: SHOULD WE ALL GET A BASIC INCOME?

Wed 2 May | 6:30-8pm | Quaker Meeting House | Free

A light-hearted exploration of basic income, with short videos and discussion. Learn how it might work, from ‘helicopter money’ to citizen’s dividends. Learn why everyone from free-market evangelists to socialist fanatics think it might be a good idea. Learn what happened when people tried it out for real - and how Sheffield might be next in line.

Tickets are Free  -  BOOK HERE

DODGE & CO: TAX DODGERS’ MASTERCLASS

Sat 5 May | 2-3:30pm | Theatre Deli | Pay As You Feel

Paradise Papers? Pesky legislation? Socialists? There’s never been a harder time to have a lot of money – and keep it! Join Dodge & Co associates Jason and Laurence for an all-new interactive (and entirely legal) afternoon of offshore finance tips and tricks. Learn how to hide your assets, set up a shell company and buy the global citizenship that works for you! Don’t delay. Go offshore and save money today. @DodgeAndCo

Tickets are PAYF  -  BOOK HERE

OUR MEL GAL-DEM: WHOSE STREETS? RACIALISED SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN PUBLIC SPACES

Sun 6 May | 4-6pm | Showroom Workstation Creative Lounge | Free

Gal-dem’s panel will explore women of colour and BME women’s experiences of street harassment: the ways in which this harassment is frequently laced or combined with racism and Islamophobia, and how a culture of harassment fits into the wider spectrum of violence perpetrated against women because of their gender or perceived gender. Photo: Strike! Magazine

Tickets are Free  -  BOOK HERE

HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT: THE CULTURE OF DISBELIEF & CONSCIOUS CRUELTY

Wed 16 May | 6-7pm | Central United Reform Church | Free
In association with City of Sanctuary Sheffield

The ‘culture of disbelief’ in the Home Office has devastated the lives of many seeking asylum in the UK, but does it reflect a prevailing culture throughout our society? A diverse panel will discuss the issues from a range of different perspectives, with opportunity for discussion and questions.

Tickets are Free  -  BOOK HERE

RENI EDDO-LODGE: WHY I’M NO LONGER TALKING TO WHITE PEOPLE ABOUT RACE

Thu 17 May | 7:30-9pm | Pennine Lecture Theatre | £9/£7
In Association with Wordlife, Our Mel and Equality and Community Engagement, Sheffield Hallam University

Join Reni Eddo-Lodge for a discussion about her critically-acclaimed book, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, an urgent and powerful analysis of race in Modern Britain from one of the country’s most inspiring young journalists. Reni has written for publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, Dazed and Confused and the hit anthology, The Good Immigrant.

Tickets are £9 / £7  -  BOOK HERE

FORTRESS EUROPE: DISPATCHES FROM A GATED CONTINENT

Thu 24 May | 6:30-8:30pm | The Sanctuary | Free
In association with South Yorkshire Migration & Asylum Action Group

Based on first-hand reporting from Calais to the Mediterranean and through speaking with key European policy-makers, police and rights activists, refugees and migrants, Matt Carr offers an account of the issues at stake and the massive human costs involved in the refugee crisis.

Tickets are Free  -  BOOK HERE

ANYONE’S GUESS HOW WE GOT HERE

Fri 25 - Sat 26 May | 7:30-8:30pm | Theatre Deli | £8.89/£5.74

Anyone’s Guess How We Got Here is a show about debt, eviction, childhood, the thing under the floorboards and what remains, long after you’ve paid it off. Barrel Organ’s third show is a road-trip. A haunted house. A bedtime story. A photo album. An ‘80s fantasy film. A demolition project.

Tickets are £8.89 / £5.74  -  BOOK HERE

FAIRNESS: HOW TO BE A GOOD NEIGHBOUR IN PAGE HALL

Wed 30 May | 6-9pm | Firth Park Working Men’s Club | Free

In an age where social media is more popular than the pub, church, temple or mosque for social interaction, how and where do you meet your neighbours? Do we want to know our neighbours? What does your new neighbour need to know? What does it take to be a good neighbour? And is it your role to tell them about your neighbourhood? A panel event exploring these complex topics, featuring local councillors and members of the community with lived experience.

Tickets are Free  -  BOOK HERE

Do you want volunteers / additional support?

If you have opportunities that our Fairness Champions could help you with, or if you know any organisations that would benefit from some support, we can help.
 
Click here to tell us about the one off / ongoing tasks you have.

Championing 'Making Sheffield Fairer'

 
The best way to help make Sheffield Fairer is to do things that, however seemingly small, make a little difference.

It is through the 'power of small actions' that we really can build a fairer and better city. There are so many people doing great work to help and support others and we want to celebrate, shout about and support them.
 
We are connecting with and searching for projects, initiatives and organisations who are working to Make Sheffield Fairer, so that we can give our Champions opportunities that they can get involved with.

 

We also want to hear from all the people already making a difference, sign them up as Champions, showcase what they're doing and start finding ways that we can help them.
 
Anyone who lives, works, studies or does business in Sheffield can become a Fairness Champion, just click here.

Many thanks for your ongoing support and efforts,

Jonny, the OPUS and Making Sheffield Fairer Teams
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