Manchester Histories Festival: What the Dickens? Perspectives on poverty in Manchester Since Victorian Times
|Starts:||18:00 9 Jun 2016|
|Ends:||20:00 9 Jun 2016|
|What is it:||Family event|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|How much:||FREE - booking essential|
|Who is it for:||General public|
Wood Street Mission has been giving out food, clothes and toys to struggling families since the 1870s. Located in Spinningfield's business district, on a narrow side street once notorious for slum dwellings, the charity has helped tens of thousands of children over generations.
Many older people have vivid memories of queuing up for help on Wood Street yet find it hard to believe that decades later there is still a need for poverty relief work in Manchester and Salford.
Julie-Marie Strange, Professor of British History will chair this panel discussion hosted by the University of Manchester and Greater Manchester Poverty Action, which will explore how poverty, and perceptions and poverty and inequality, have changed over the years.
Is it really 'not like it used to be'? And is negative stereotyping of people on benefits anything new?
A lively, interactive discussion with drinks and nibbles.
Book essential via Eventbrite: http://ow.ly/82cN3008nJw
Price: FREE - booking essential
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Wood Street Mission