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Whiteness, Religion and Food Banks

June 3, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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Food banks are part of the fabric of the welfare state. But what happens inside them?

Health scientist Maddy Power exposes the inner workings of Britain’s food banks, revealing how religion structures food distribution and how Whiteness shapes the daily practices of food banks.

In conversation with anti-poverty activists and experts-by-experience, Sydnie and Mary, Maddy asks: should we be providing food charity at all?

Please note that there is limited wheelchair access. Email yorkfestivalofideas@york.ac.uk for questions regarding accessibility.

About the speakers

Maddy Power is a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York. She has published widely on food inequalities, food charity, and lived experiences of food and poverty. She adopts participatory methods in her research to disrupt power inequalities and create broader conversations.

Connect with Maddy on Twitter

Sydnie Corley is an anti-poverty activist, expert-by-experience and artist based in York.

Mary Passeri is a York-based anti-poverty activist, campaigner, expert-by-experience and member of the York Poverty Truth Commission.


June 3, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Maddy Power, Sydnie Corley and Mary Passeri


Location:In-person only King’s Manor, Exhibition Square
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