Living with poverty

Wednesday 6 November, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event details Living with Poverty
Organiser name Esther Dermott
School School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies; University of Bristol
Date 06/11/2013
Time 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue Watershed, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX
Speakers Chair: Dr Esther Dermott, University of Bristol

Ms Sue Evans, Director, Bristol Citizens’ Advice Bureau

Mr Andy Irwin, Manager, East Bristol Food Bank

Dr Simon Pemberton, University of Birmingham

Professor Robert Walker, University of Oxford

Type of event Presentations and discussion
Reception Refreshments will be provided
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Poverty is stigmatising: attitudes to poverty have hardened and the media frequently reproduces negative stereotypes of the poor. Living with Poverty will highlight current research findings and discuss what the experience of being in poverty is really like. This event has its origins in the work conducted for the Poverty and Social Exclusion Survey (funded by the ESRC) and will showcase some of the material collected for this research in which individuals talk about how they manage on very low incomes and the impact of doing so.

Living with Poverty will bring together: video testimonials of those experiencing poverty; academic research findings on the impact of poverty; the perspective of charity workers who support those on low incomes; and audience discussion.

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