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'Making Sheffield Fairer' Special Champions Update for April
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May Fairness Opportunities


This month we have some important stories for you and lots more opportunities to get involved in all sorts of discussions, debates and events across the city again this month.
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.

May Fairness Articles

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Making Sheffield Fairer is sponsoring the Fairness & Equality Strand of the Festival of Debate 2018 and there are still loads of events for you to engage with fairness and the issues surrounding it. Listings are below and via these links May  /  June.
 

Fairness & Equality Strand


Forging a path to success. 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.

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

June Fairness Events

UBI LAB SHEFFIELD: PUBLIC MEETING

Wed 6 June | 6:30-8:30pm | Quaker Meeting House | Free
In association with UBI Lab Sheffield

A workshop with Dr Mark Bryan from the University of Sheffield, exploring proposals for a Sheffield pilot of a basic income scheme. Outlining the evidence and proposal to date, the workshop will explore a series of questions that will inform our work to bring a basic income pilot to Sheffield.

Tickets are Free  -  BOOK HERE

COOPERATION VS CAPITALISM: DO COOPERATIVES WORK IN PRACTICE?

Tue 12 June | 7-9pm | Regather Works | SOLD OUT
In association with Principle5

Some argue that cooperatives are doomed to fail or adopt a capitalist approach to business in order to survive. Principle5 invite people from cooperatives, and anyone else interested, to discuss this claim. Drawing on our collective experience, and evidence from successful cooperatives, we will explore the question, ‘Do cooperatives work in practice?’

Tickets are Free  -  SOLD OUT

TRIAL BY ORDEAL

Tue 12 June | 7-9pm | Quaker Meeting House | £3
In association with the Women’s Equality Party

We abandoned trial by ordeal in the 13th century in favour of trial by jury, but for many women giving evidence in sexual violence trials remains an ordeal. Does this explain why only a small fraction of complaints of sexual violence ever reach court? The Women’s Equality Party host a panel discussion featuring founding party leader Sophie Walker and guest speakers discussing what measures can be taken to make the criminal justice system fairer for women and girls who are the victims of sexual violence.

Ticket are £3  -  BOOK HERE

SEX WORK: EMPLOYMENT OR EXPLOITATION?

Tue 12 June | 7-9pm | The Circle | Free
In association with SheFest & The Women’s Hub

In England, the sale and purchase of sexual services between consenting adults is legal. Hear from a range of contributors representing a variety of perspectives and take part in an interactive discussion covering the law, impact and local agenda. Held in a safe space where respectful challenge is welcomed.

Tickets are Free  -  BOOK HERE

FAIRNESS: HOW TO BE A GOOD NEIGHBOUR IN DARNALL

Wed 13 June | 6-9pm | Church of Christ in Darnall | 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

THE ARTS: CAN REJECTION LEAD TO PROGRESSION? A NEW DIALECTIC


Sat 16 June | 1-2pm | DINA | £3/£2
In association with British Intervention​

British Intervention host a discussion regarding issues around working-class participation and representation within the arts industry. A panel of five artists from working-class backgrounds will discuss their own experiences of the barriers to engagement that are faced by the working-class and propose methods as to how this can be alleviated for the next generation of young and aspiring working-class artists.

Tickets are £3 / £2  -  BOOK HERE

MIGRATION MATTERS FESTIVAL


Tue 19 - Sat 23 June | Multiple City Centre Locations | Pay As You Feel
In association with Theatre Deli

Britain’s largest festival about refugees and sanctuary returns for Refugee Week, bringing communities together through a soulful celebration of performance, food and culture. This rich programme will feature international theatre and dance, delicious iftars and global music evenings hosted by venues across the city to recognise the cultures that make Sheffield what it is and celebrate its status as a city of sanctuary. Find out more at www.migrationmattersfestival.co.uk.

Tickets are PAYF  -  INFO HERE

FAIRNESS: HOW TO BE A GOOD NEIGHBOUR IN TINSLEY

Wed 20 June | 6-9pm | TINGAS Tinsley | 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

SOCIAL CARE: DOES ANYONE CARE?


Wed 27 June | 1:30-4pm | The Circle | Free
In association with Disability Sheffield

One-fifth (19%) of the population of the City of Sheffield are disabled people. Join Disability Sheffield, the Disability Hub and Healthwatch to debate the future of the care industry as a catastrophe in the making and how we can stop that happening. Too many lives are at risk to keep meandering towards tragedy.

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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