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Is Home a Human Right?

Debating class and housing with Dr Faiza Shaheen, Shaista Aziz, Dan Hancox, Jonathan Smales

This event is organised by Free Word and CLASS

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, featuring Shaista Aziz, Dan Hancox, Jonathan Smales and James Woudhuysen.

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. Shaista Aziz is a journalist and anti racism and equalities campaigner who has worked with Amnesty International, Doctors without Borders (MSF), Oxfam, and written for The Guardian and New York Times. Dan Hancox writes on grassroots politics, pop culture and gentrification, and is the author of The Village Against The World and Inner City Pressure. Jonathan Smales is a sustainability specialist, the founder of Remarkable Cities, and chairman of the Beyond Green group.

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

£10 / £7 (30 & under)

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