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4 May - 6 June: Festival of Debate

Sheffield's Festival of Debate programme is now live with a focus on 4 strands:

  • Progressing social justice
  • Solving poverty
  • Putting citizens in the lead
  • Acting on climate change

Watch the trailer and register for tickets now: https://festivalofdebate.com

Citizen Network and its members are taking part in several events, check out:

Monday 10 May: No Labels No Walls Action Monday - Society for the Welfare of Autistic Children and Giriphul Project

Monday 17 May: No Labels No Walls Action Monday - Justice Arts Coalition presents ArtLinks

Tuesday 18 May: What Is It Really Like to Get a Basic Income? with Michael Tubbs and UBI Lab Network

Monday 24 May: No Labels No Walls Action Monday - Guided Functional Peer Support with Markus Raivio of Kukunori

Tuesday 1 June: It's Our Community Part 2: A New and Progressive Vision for Social Care in Later Life

Tuesday 1 June: Building Networks to Make Change with UBI Lab Network and Citizen Network

Thursday 3 June: Neighbourhood Democracy Movement

This year, Festival of Debate also joined Citizen Network's growing network of citizen festivals: CitizenFest.

Dr Simon Duffy, Director of the Centre for Welfare Reform said:

"The Centre is so proud to be based in Sheffield, home of the amazing Festival of Debate. We are excited to be working even more closely with our friends at Opus Independents, who have created the festival. Increasingly we are seeing how local change can ignite global change, when we work in a spirit of equal citizenship and mutual respect."