The Coronavirus pandemic is having a profound impact on our economy and society, as well as on our health. More people look likely to be swept into poverty as result of economic impact of the response to the virus in the weeks and months ahead.
As we begin to move out of the lock down, many people are asking what kind of country will emerge. Covid-19 has served to highlight the stark inequalities that exist in our society. Many people are now supporting the call to ‘Build Back Better’. But what does ‘better’ mean, and how best to do achieve it?
The Poverty Alliance is hosting a series of free webinars that will consider the issues and themes, the policies and practices, the tactics and campaigns we will need to ensure that a post Covid-19 future is a better one.
Our next webinar in our Build Back Better series will look at the how we go about addressing unemployment that is starting to emerge as a result of the measure to contain the coronavirus. During the webinar we will hear about the impact that is being felt by different groups of workers – women, young workers, people from BAME communities, and the sectors that will be most impacted. Crucially, we will discuss what are the actions that can be taken now to ensure that the impact on employment is reduced and that the policies are put in place to address long term unemployment.
Our speakers will be:
• Kathleen Henehan, Research and Policy Analyst, Resolution Foundation
• Anna Ritchie-Allan, Executive Director, Close the Gap
• Tony Wilson, Director, Institute for Employment Studies
The webinar will be chaired by Peter Kelly, Director of the Poverty Alliance
Please note that this webinar will be recorded.