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VCSE Assembly: Poverty Truth Commission

October 12, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bringing VCSE sector organisations in York (UK) together to discuss a Poverty Truth Commission for the city.

About this event

We would like to invite Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations and key partners in York to join us for an initial meeting to discuss a Poverty Truth Commission for the city.

We will be joined by representatives from Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Centre for Applied Human Rights and other Poverty Truth Commissions.

What is a Poverty Truth Commission?

Poverty Truth Commissions, seek to discover the answer to the question, ‘what if people who struggled against poverty were involved in making decisions about tackling poverty?’ The commissioners for each Commission comprise two groups of people. Around half of the commissioners are people with a lived experience of the struggle against poverty. The other half are leaders within the city or region. Collectively they work to understand the nature of poverty, what are some of the underlying issues that create poverty and explore creative ways of addressing them.

Source: Poverty Truth Network

An online version of this event will take place on 20 October, 17:30 – 20:00 via Zoom. Book online here.

If you have any questions about the Assembly, please contact Pauline Milner via: pauline.milner@yorkcvs.org.uk.


October 12, 2021
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


York CVS
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Priory Street Centre (Main Hall) Priory Street Centre York YO1 6ET
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