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'Making Sheffield Fairer' May Champions Update
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May Fairness
'Champion Opportunities'


This month we have a range of events which are Championing different important aspects of Fairness for you to get involved with and attend (just click on the links for more info):
IDAHOBIT Rally
(International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia)
For the past 11 years, on 17th May Sheffield has marked IDAHOBIT by holding a public ‘rally’ culminating in a ‘1 minute noise’. More info here 
Wednesday 17th May 2017 | 5.30-6.30pm
Peace Gardens, Pinstone Street, S1 2HH


Directly after the rally, there will be a film screening of
‘Paragraph 175’ in the Void Cinema at Sheffield Hallam.
More info here
                                                                                      

MIGRATION MATTERS FESTIVAL 2017 
A five day theatre and arts festival taking place in sheffield during refugee week (20-24th June) with the aim of celebrating diversity and recognising the positive impact migration has on the City. 
There are currently: Vacancies | Event and Performance Commission Call Outs | Volunteering Opportunities
                                                                                      

FESTIVAL OF DEBATE

UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME: THE SHEFFIELD MODEL
A Universal Basic Income has been proposed as a way of tackling issues including automation and zero-hours contracts. An embryonic model developed for Sheffield will be presented, critiqued and discussed with the audience. The meeting is part of a project to make UBI a reality for the people of Sheffield, tackling injustice and advancing citizenship.
Thursday 1st June | 7.00-9.00pm 
Quaker Meeting House | TICKETS FREE


FAIRER MONEY: THE NEED FOR REDISTRIBUTION & FINANCIAL WELLBEING
People’s financial position, and their ability to respond to unexpected events in their lives, has a huge knock-on effect on physical and mental health, as well as being closely linked to unemployment and debt.
What can we do to make Sheffield a fairer, more financially inclusive city? Panel discussion with Q&A.
Tuesday 20th June | 6:30-8.00pm
Quaker Meeting House | TICKETS FREE
                                                                                      

Do you or do you know someone who needs 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.

'Fairer' Updates

Please read and share to help champion Fairness

More than 8 million in UK struggle to put food on table

Food Foundation reveals 4.7million people in the UK thought to be regularly going a day without eating and 1-in-10 adults suffering moderate levels of food insecurity (2014)!
Click here to read... #FairerFood

Living Wage Foundation - Good Jobs Toolkit

Our Fair City Blog is all about the Living Wage Foundation’s Good Jobs Toolkit with tips and recommendations for making changes and moving towards paying your employees the Living Wage.
Click here to read... #FairerWork

Citizens Advice: Manifesto for the next government

Citizens Advice helps millions of people find a way forward every year; using people’s experiences as evidence to try and fix the underlying cause of their problems. As political parties develop their manifestos, they've set out some of the most common problems our clients face.

Click here to read...  #FairerMoney

Poverty blighting health of many UK children

A report from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Child Poverty Action Group paints a bleak picture for children in low-income households of poor growth, respiratory illnesses in damp housing and mental health problems, and urges urgent action on inequality
Click here to read... #FairerFutures

Why we should give everyone a basic income - Rutger Bregman | TEDxMaastricht

Some call it the 'Citizens Dividend', others the 'Basic Income', Bregman calls it free money for everyone.
I may sound like a Utopian fantasy, but then so once was an end to slavery, equal rights for men and women, and democracy! 
Bregman joined the online journalism platform De Correspondent in 2013. His article on basic income was nominated for the European Press Prize and published by The Washington Post.
Click here to watch... #FairerWork

Championing 'Making Sheffield Fairer'

 
The best way to help make Sheffield Fairer is to facilitate change by example, showing people that through the power of small actions, we really can build a fairer and better city.
 
To move Sheffield towards being a fairer city, we want ‘Champions’ - people who will commit to doing a specific action or are already doing great work to help and support others.
 
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 one off 'Task' and more regular 'Time' based 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 Our Fair City Teams
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