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Talk/together: Will Covid cause division in Yorkshire or can we get through this together?

September 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Talk/together, the UK’s biggest-ever public consultation on what unites and divides our society, kicks off in Yorkshire next week, before covering every nation and region of the UK in the coming months.
Look out for Rt Rev Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds and Chair of /Together trustees, writing in the Yorkshire Post this Saturday.
As part of a series of activities in Yorkshire we are bringing together a great panel on Thurs 24th to discuss the question “Will Covid cause division in Yorkshire or can we get through this together?

You are invited to join our panel as we discuss Will Covid cause division inYorkshire or can we get through this together?

The Covid-19 pandemic affects everyone in Yorkshire – but its impact is felt in different ways. As the early surge of ‘lockdown community spirit’ fades, have old divisions returned, or new ones appeared? Have some neighbourhoods found ways to keep that spirit alive?

With some parts of Yorkshire locked down and others still open, is that causing new tensions and resentments? Should we fear a clash of generations between young and old? For communities that may have already felt divided – by ethnicity, religion or by wealth – has this crisis helped create common bonds, or stirred up new tensions?

And looking beyond Covid, what can we all do – government, civil society, faith, business, sport and culture – to help build a closer and more connected society?

What can help the people of Yorkshire get through this together?


  • Dean Hoyle – Ex-chairman of Huddersfield Town Football Club, founder of Card Factory, Chairman of retail chain The Works and trustee of the charity Leeds Cares.
  • Kim Leadbeater – Ambassador of the Jo Cox Foundation, Chair of More in Common Batley and Spen and sister of the late Jo Cox MP.
  • Humayun Islam – Chairman of the Bangla Bantams, a Bradford City supporters’ group.
  • Qari Asim – Imam of Leeds Makkah Mosque and Chair of the Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board.
  • Liz Green – BBC Radio Leeds (Chair).

Date & Time: Thursday 24th September 6.00pm – 7.15pm

The event marks the launch of Talk/together, a national project seeking to kick-start a conversation about what unites us, what divides us, and what practical action is required to bring people together. Find out more and take the Talk/together survey at https://together.org.uk/survey/

Access: Sign up to the webinar here or via the link above.

Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom with the details of how to log in and join the webinar. Please check your ‘junk’ folder if you have not received it. For more information on joining and participating in a webinar, see this useful guide from Zoom.

Brought to you by British Future on behalf of the Together Coalition.


September 24, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm


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