HCRI End of Term Lecture - Homelessness: Creating Solutions
|Starts:||16:00 26 Nov 2019|
|Ends:||19:00 26 Nov 2019|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Alice Sparks, Danny Collins, Nicola Samson|
Our End of Term lecture is dedicated to an important humanitarian issue we face in our own community. A growing number of people in the UK, including in Manchester, are sleeping rough. We are discussing this issue with Danny Collins (tour guide at Invisible Manchester), who will speak of his own experiences with homelessness. Alice Sparks (head of Invisible Manchester) and Nicola Sansom (CEO and Co-founder of S.A.L.V.E. International) will contribute to the discussion by discussing how their organisations seek to address homelessness in Britain and in sub-saharan Africa. How have our ideas to tackle homelessness evolved over time? What kind of solutions have proven helpful? And what can we do to help?
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Event format: Welcome and introduction by Chair (TBC) prior, to individual presentations by Danny, Alice and Nicola. A audience Q&A session will then proceed followed, by a networking session at 6pm. Free drinks and snacks will be available.
Please note this event is open to members of the public.
Find out more about S.A.L.V.E and Invisible Cities
Role: Head of Invisible (Manchester)
Biography: Alice Sparks, a recent graduate from the University of Manchester, is Head of Invisible (Manchester). Her interest in social impact was first ignited whilst on placement as a business consultant to Rwanda's preeminent arts social enterprise in 2017. Her work in social enterprise has since involved talking and attending conferences such as Drivers for Change, World Youth Forum, Social Enterprise World Forum and The National Social Value Conference. She was awarded the title of G20 Young Global Changer in 2019 and Scholar to Queen's Commonwealth Trust 2019. Her future is committed to pursuing social and creative enterprise as an innovative solution to tackle society’s injustices.
Role: Tour Guide
Organisation: Invisible (Manchester)
Biography: Danny is an adopted Mancunion who was homeless for four and a half years. He started writing poetry after taking part in a creative skills workshop, run by the Arthur and Martha production company for those experiencing homelessness. This learning experience inspired Danny and ignited his love of writing, as well as rebuilding his confidence, helping him move off the streets. Nowadays Danny spends his time raising awareness about homelessness, and how you can help. His tour is a thoughtful and poetic exploration that will transport you to the flip side of Manchester, beyond the mere surface of its tourist attractions and into the depths of Danny’s own experience of homelessness in the city.
Role: CEO and co-founder of S.A.L.V.E International
Organisation: S.A.L.V.E International
Biography: Nicola is an alumni Clore Social Leadership Fellow focussed on homelessness and how to measure impact in small organisations and a former Entrepreneur in Residence at Lancaster University Management School. She is a passionate campaigner for social justice. She has previously worked and volunteered for a range of international development and UK organisations of all sizes, including working for Oxfam GB specialising in activism and community campaigning and being on the board for Citizens Advice Manchester.
Travel and Contact Information
Ellen Wilkinson Building