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Transitioning to a Poverty-Free Future

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation partnered with the York Festival of Ideas to discuss how we can support the transition to a more equitable and just future, free from poverty. This work is both urgent and deep. We covered the experiences of those living in poverty today from a range of perspectives.

Tempest Anderson Hall, Museum Gardens, York

Poverty in the UK

12:00 noon to 1:15pm

The session looked at the experience of poverty from a range of perspectives. ​

Another World Is Possible

2:15pm to 3:30pm

Joseph Rowntree Foundation's Director of Emerging Futures, Sophia Parker chaired this session on How can we imagine a World without poverty? 

Who Gets to Imagine the Future?

4:30pm to 5:45pm

We will be asking ourselves: who gets the opportunity to imagine the future and whose voices are being heard? How can we work to centre the voices of people who are furthest from power.