GDI Webinar: How to fight inequality and why that fight needs you
|Dates:||17 March 2021|
|Times:||16:30 - 18:00|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||Global Development Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
Inequality is the crisis of our time. The growing gap between a few at the top and the rest of society damages us all. No longer able to deny the crisis, every government in the world is now pledged to fix it – and yet it keeps on getting worse.
This talk will focus on his new book, and Ben Phillips has shown why, in looking for answers, we need to move the spotlight away from the famous faces; how every time inequality has been successfully tackled it has been because of people pushing from below.
Most books on inequality are about what other people ought to do about it – this book is about why winning the fight needs you.
Sometimes students can feel like they are “preparing” for helping bring change when appointed to a role later. But can they in fact play a transformative role now? Phillips says yes - and explains how.
This is not just a bold new historical and sociological study about the politics of inequality - it is a practical action guide for people working for a more equal world.
This talk will be of interest to students of development, politics, economics, history, sociology and theology amongst others - and to any who are, or would like to be, involved in trying to advance social justice outside the classroom.
Attendance is free but registration is required. To do so, please register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAud-GpqTopGNQFe157mIJQ8v0ltyG6xyYZ.
Role: Co-founder of the Fight Inequality Alliance, civil society activist and writer
Biography: Ben Phillips is the author of How to Fight Inequality, which has just been released worldwide. He is an advisor to the United Nations, governments and civil society organisations, was Campaigns Director for Oxfam and for ActionAid, and co-founded the Fight Inequality Alliance.
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