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Bevan Tent @ Homeless World Cup: Sunday 28th July

May 29th 2019

The Bevan Foundation is proud to be involved in the  Bevan Tent at the 2019 Homeless World Cup in Cardiff.

More than 500 players representing over 50 countries will travel to Cardiff to play in the week-long festival of football. Alongside the football will be entertainment and debate.

When: Sunday 28th July to Saturday 3rd August

Where: Bute Park, Cardiff

You are warmly invited to come along to any of the activities. Entry is free and open to all.

For more information about the venue, access, the tournament schedule and the music programme please visit the Homeless World Cup site.

Sunday 28th July

Small nation: Big ambition to end homelessness
12.00 – 12.45

Jon Sparkes (CEO Crisis UK and Chair of the Welsh Government’s new Homelessness Action Group) and Katie Dalton (Director, Cymorth Cymru) in conversation with Michael Sheen

Wales may be relatively small in size, but this should enable us to focus our efforts, develop the right relationships and co-ordinate our actions. With homelessness at its worst for decades, can we use our size to our advantage and come up with a plan to end homelessness? Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive of Crisis and Chair of the new Welsh Government Homelessness Action Group, will share his views on how this could be achieved. He will be joined by Katie Dalton, who will outline Cymorth Cymru’s Homeless World Cup campaign which calls on everyone to play their part in ending homelessness in Wales.

From Love to Hostility: Drawbridge Britain
13.00 – 13.45

Russell Hargrave, author of Drawbridge Britain, in conversation with Dr Kerry Moore, Cardiff

Join writer and reporter Russell Hargrave and Cardiff University’s Dr Kerry Moore for a conversation on the politics of media and migration. Russell’s book is Drawbridge Britain: love and hostility in immigration policy from Windrush to the present. It tells the story of the British obsession with migration, from panic in Whitehall to Thatcher’s promises to a Brexit vote driven by fear and mistrust of newcomers. Dr Kerry Moore is an expert on media coverage of migration, racism and social justice. Her work includes European press coverage of the migration crisis in the Mediterranean; populism and Brexit, human rights in refugee news and constructions of racism in UK crime news.

More Than A Game: The story of how the Homeless World Cup has helped a million people worldwide
14.00-14.45

Mel Young – Co-founder, Homeless World Cup Foundation, Homkant Surandase – Coach and Former Player, Team India (Slum Soccer), Lisa Wrightsman – Manager and Former Player, Team USA (Street Soccer USA), Natalie Handley – International Referee and Former Player, Team Wales (Street Football Wales)

The Homeless World Cup journey takes us around the world and tells many stories on its way. Hear about the story and impact of the Homeless World Cup so far from Co-Founder Mel Young. Former Homeless World Cup players from Team Wales, India and USA will join us to share their perspectives and experiences on how football can change lives.

Homelessness and the city
15.00 – 15.45

Dr Robin James Smith (Cardiff University) and Richard Edwards (Chief Executive, Huggard)

Like many cities across the UK, Cardiff has seen an increase in rough sleeping, with outreach services working throughout theday and night to support people off the streets and into housing. Cardiff University’s Dr Robin James Smith will be sharing hisresearch and views on the relationship between urban spaces, people’s experiences of street homelessness and theprovision of outreach services. He will be joined by Richard Edwards, Chief Executive of the Huggard Centre, who will sharehis view from the coalface, supporting people in Cardiff through the provision of advocacy, health services, emergency shelter, temporary accommodation and supported housing.

Tackling Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
16.00 – 16.45

Pete Kernoghan, Development Director for No More Traffik, Jasmin Ahmed, Regional Human Trafficking MARAC Coordinator, BAWSO

Victims of modern slavery and trafficking are all too often hidden in plain sight. Modest estimates suggest that in the UK there are around 13,000 victims. The figure is likely to be much higher. Victims are some of the most vulnerable people in our communities, forced into labour, servitude and sexual abuse and deliberately targeted because of their vulnerability.While awareness is growing and reporting has increased, there is more to do and a role for each and every person to help wage war on modern slavery, from reporting concerns to making positive purchases.

Stand up to homelessness
17.30 – 18.15

Sara Pascoe, comedian, writer and actor

Sara Pascoe is a highly acclaimed comedian, writer and actor and we’re thrilled she’s performing a stand-up set at the Homeless World Cup. Her extensive TV credits include the BBC solo stand-up special LadsLadsLads; BBC2’s Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, on which she is a weekly guest contributor; and Comedians Giving Lectures on Dave which she hosts. She wrote and performed the BBC Radio 4 series Modern Monkey and the BBC2 short Sara Pascoe vs Monogamy, which was inspired by her first book Animal.

 

 

 

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