EDF seminar on ‘Discrimination and disadvantage’

On 10 March 2009, the Equality and Diversity Forum and Runnymede held a seminar on ‘Discrimination and disadvantage. Narrowing the gap’ with the Equality Minister Harriet Harman QC MP giving the keynote speech.

The seminar considered the Government’s proposal for a new public sector duty to tackle socio-economic disadvantage. The Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP, Minister for Women and Equality, gave the keynote speech and discussed some of the issues and concerns with participants, before responses from Richard Berthoud (Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex), Amanda Ariss (Equality and Diversity Forum) and Hilary Fisher (Campaign to End Child Poverty).

The event was attended by approximately 60 individuals, including representatives of NGOs working to tackle inequality and socio-economic disadvantage, academics, lawyers and government officials.

EDF and Runnymede thank the Government Equalities Office for supporting the event.

Click here for seminar agenda

Click here for biographies of speakers and chairs

Click here for presentation by Richard Berthoud

Click here for presentation by Hilary Fisher

Click here for note of feedback from participants