Addressing Hunger in Modern Britain Head-On

The Right to Food: Addressing Hunger in Modern Britain Head-On

Come and join our Fringe Event at the Labour Party Conference 2019.

The event is being hosted by Human Rights Watch, the Labour Campaign for Human Rights, End Hunger UK, Sustain and the Independent Food Aid Network.

Date: Sunday 22nd September
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Hilton Brighton Metropole, Durham Hall 4

Panel:

  • Stephen Cockburn (Labour Campaign for Human Rights)

  • Kartik Raj (Human Rights Watch)

  • Deirdre “Dee” Woods (Independent Food Aid Network)

  • Imogen Richmond-Bishop (Sustain and Just Fair)

  • Jane Middleton (the Labour Hunger Campaign)

The event will discuss how a ‘right to food’ approach can help address the skyrocketing rise in reliance on food aid in recent years and the failures of social security assistance to meet the basic minimum required to get by, and set our positive legislative, policy and community work solutions to growing hunger in the UK.

It follows the launch of HRW's recent report - Nothing Left in the Cupboards - on austerity, welfare cuts and the right to food in the UK.

You can find more information here:

http://labourconference.org/#fringe_info.html?fringe_id=3717

The event also forms part of LCHR’s brand-new 'Campaign for Social Rights' which urges the next Labour Government to deepen its commitment to social justice by introducing a Social Rights Bill that will enshrine our rights to food, health, housing and work into law. We believe that had such protections been in place before 2010, many austerity measures could have been prevented or stopped entirely.

We hope to see you there!

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS INSIDE THE SECURE ZONE SO YOU WILL NEED A CONFERENCE PASS.

WHEN

September 22, 2019 at 10am - 11am

WHERE

Durham Hall 4, Hilton Brighton Metropole, BN1 2FU

CONTACT

Matthew Turner ·