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Why fight poverty? Law Centre (NI) social justice lecture with Julia Unwin

Law Centre (NI) social justice lecture

The Law Centre will hold its annual Social Justice Lecture on Monday 19 October 2015, 4pm-6pm at the Harbour Office, Corporation Square, Belfast BT1 3AL.

The keynote address will be Why Fight poverty? by Julia Unwin of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Julia is Chief Julia UnwinExecutive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust. She is a governor of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. She is a specialist in the development of services and and has written extensively on the role, governance and funding of the voluntary sector. Her most recent book, also entitled 'Why Fight Poverty?', was published in November 2013. Find out more about Julia Unwin here.

Registration is from 4.00pm to 4.30pm. The lecture will be followed at 6.00pm by a reception.

If you wish to attend please RSVP by Monday 12 October 2015 to Trisha Tabet at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please advise of any accessibility issues or special requirements.

A lift is available to guests with mobility issues, and arrangements for this must be confirmed in advance. Carpark facilities are available for guests. See the map here for more details.

Julia Unwin says:  “Poverty is real in the UK, it causes harm and it is not inevitable. Responsibility rests with all of us: with governments across the UK, with local authorities, with business and of course, with individuals themselves. Between us we have the capacity and the tools to tackle poverty and contribute to a poverty-free and prosperous UK.

“The changing demography of our country, the impact of globalisation and automation, as well as challenges in our housing markets all provide both opportunities and risks.

In her lecture, she plans to explore: “that great potential within Northern Ireland to reduce poverty, and create a society in which everyone can thrive and contribute."







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