Inequalities in Greater Manchester: Taking Stock and Taking Action
|Starts:||08:45 10 Sep 2015|
|Ends:||17:00 10 Sep 2015|
|What is it:||Conferences|
|Organiser:||Office for Social Responsibility|
|Who is it for:||General public|
The ‘Northern Powerhouse’ and ‘DevoManc’ agreements rightly focus attention on Greater Manchester’s economic growth and prosperity. But many parts of the conurbation remain among the poorest in the country, and large inequalities of treatment, opportunity and outcome persist between different ethnic and social groups.
As we look towards a Mayoral election in 2017, how can we ensure that greater economic equality and social justice, not just growth, are at the heart of public and political debate about the future of the city region? To what extent can Greater Manchester be both a high growth and a high equity city? What strategies would be needed to achieve that goal? Meanwhile, what are the most pressing problems now and what should be done about them, in the new context of devolved powers and budgets?
This conference is organised by the University of Manchester as part of its Just Greater Manchester initiative, which focuses on addressing inequalities locally. Leading national and local researchers will present work on inequalities in Greater Manchester across multiple dimensions, providing an evidence-base for future strategies and action.
The event aims to bring together relevant stakeholders concerned about inequalities in a conversation about what should be done. What action should we demand from elected representatives and public bodies, both national and local? What knowledge gaps need to be filled? How can public awareness of inequalities be raised? How can organisations battling different kinds of injustices and inequalities work together to create a fairer city as well as a more prosperous one?
Confirmed speakers include:
Sir John Hills (LSE)
Professor Karel Williams (University of Manchester)
Neil McInroy (CEO, Centre for Local Economic Strategies)
Right Revd David Walker (Bishop of Manchester)
The full programme will be announced soon - please follow the Twitter feeds and websites below for updates.
The event is free to attend but booking is required via Eventbrite: http://justgminequalities.eventbrite.com
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Travel and Contact Information
Barnes Wallis Building/Students Union/Wright Robinson Hall