Is Home a Human Right? | Free Word

22 October 2019
19:00 - 21:00

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Free Word and CLASS

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A debate on how the politics of class impacts housing with Faiza Shaheen


Britain is facing a housing crisis of epic proportions. Yet our government is unwilling to take action. We know that housing is an essential human need – but who has a right to it, and on what terms?

Join us for an unmissable debate exploring the politics around housing, chaired by CLASS Think Tank’s Faiza Shaheen, with speakers to be announced soon.

The debate will break down questions including: Should those seeking home and shelter be able to demand safety and standards too? What should happen when our government and local authorities fail to support people in need of housing? And does anyone have a right to a second or third home when some people don’t have one at all?

Dr Faiza Shaheen is an economist, writer, activist and commentator, who has regularly appeared on Newsnight and Channel 4 News covering inequality, austerity, immigration, youth unemployment and social mobility. CLASS (The Centre for Labour and Social Studies) is a leading think tank working to ensure policy is on the side of everyday people.

22 October 2019
19:00 - 21:00
£10 / £7 (30 & under)

Free Word and CLASS

BIOS

Dr Faiza Shaheen

Director of CLASS

Faiza is an economist, writer, activist and commentator. She is the author of a range of materials and publications covering the most salient social and economic debates of our times, including inequality, austerity, immigration, youth unemployment and social mobility. Faiza is a regular contributor to debates on popular news programmes including Newsnight and Channel 4 News, and has worked with Channel 4 and the BBC to develop documentaries on inequality.

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ACCESS

There is step-free access to all areas of Free Word and a number of other facilities available to make the venue accessible. 

  • Our box office, theatre and hall are all on the ground floor with step-free access from the street
  • Meeting rooms and offices are accessible by lift from the ground floor
  • There are two accessible toilets on the ground floor
  • Hearing loops are available at the box office and the theatre (when set up theatre style) and in all meeting rooms
  • If you need to bring someone for assistance, please get in touch with us so we can provide a free ticket for them

Please talk to our team if you have specific access requirements.

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