Bevan Tent @ Homeless World Cup: Saturday 3rd Aug

Bevan Foundation
EventsEvent Date: Aug 3rd, 2019  Time: 12:00 - 16:45  Location: Bute Park, Cardiff

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 debate and discussion to spark your imagination, plus music and street food.

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.

Saturday 3rd August

Unlocking the stories that can tackle the injustice of poverty and homelessness

Kerry Hudson, author of Low Born and Mahsuda Snaith, author of How to Find Home

Join award-winning novelists Kerry Hudson and Mahsuda Snaith to explore the role of storytelling in trying to shift attitudes and build support for action on poverty and homelessness. Reading from their latest books, ‘Lowborn’ and ‘How To Find Home’, both will reflect on how their own experiences have shaped their work, as well as the challenges and opportunities of the stories told about people and places trapped in poverty. The event will be chaired by Abigail Scott Paul, Deputy Director of Advocacy and Public Engagement at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

From prison to pavement: homelessness and criminal justice
13.00 – 13.45

Leanne Wood AM; Shadow Minister for Housing and former probation officer, Bonnie Navarra; Former Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner, Lindsay Cordery-Bruce; CEO, The Wallich

Stable accommodation is a critical factor in reducing re-offending, yet a quarter of prisoners serving short sentences in England and Wales are released into homelessness. So why aren’t we doing more to break this cycle? BBC Wales Political Editor Felicity Evans will chair this discussion with three people who have experience of working in homelessness, probation and policing. Former probation officer Leanne Wood is now shaping political debate as Plaid Cymru’s Shadow Minister for Housing, Lindsay Cordery-Bruce leads homelessness charity The Wallich, and Bonnie Navarra is shaping future generations following her role as Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales

Speaking up for social justice

Hanan Issa, Mike Jenkins, Evrah Rose

In the words of Shelly “poets are the un­acknowledged legislators of the world”. Join three of Wales’ very own unacknowledged legislators as they perform their poetry inspired by poverty, social justice and lived experience. Hanan Issa is founder of Where I’m Coming From; Cardiff’s first BAME spoken word night and her poetry covers topics including Muslim women’s experiences. Mike Jenkins is an award-winning poet and author known for his lively performances and role as “unofficial” poet of Cardiff City Football Club. Evrah Rose, who featured on new-talent platform BBC Introducing, is a passionate and unapologetic poet and spoken word performer on subjects ranging from mental health, eviction and love for her hometown.

15.00 – 15.45

Moyra Samuels (Justice4Grenfell)

Two years on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy, founding member of Justice4Grenfell, Moyra Samuels, joins us in conversation. Justice4Grenfell is a community-led campaign to obtain justice for the bereaved families, survivors, residents, and the wider community of Grenfell. Their ultimate aim is to ensure that a disaster like Grenfell can never happen again. Moyra shares her experience of campaigning for change and justice and her thoughts on the transformational power of social justice for housing and communities.

Community action on homelessness
16.00 – 16.45

Carol Wardman, Church in Wales;  Beverley Humphreys, singer and broadcaster; Joe Batty, Kensington and Chelsea Social Council

The vital activities of volunteers, community organisations, church groups and night shelters in supporting people in homelessness and housing crisis is a key part of tackling homelessness.  Chaired by Sandy Blair CBE, this discussion will hear from panellists including Church in Wales Adviser Reverend Canon Carol Wardman on the Church’s priorities and approach to supporting homeless people; Beverley Humphreys, singer, broadcaster and night shelter activist, on the role of volunteers in running night shelters; and Joe Batty, formerly of St Mungo’s and now engagement officer at Kensington and Chelsea Social Council, on the role of community engagement and development in tackling homelessness in the city.


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