Public Discussion on housing and Poverty - next week!

When: Tuesday 12 August, 5.30-7pm

Where: St Johns in the City, Cnr Willis and Dixon St, Wellington

Light refreshments provided * Koha appreciated

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CPAG Wellington warmly invites you to our latest public discussion, this time on 'Housing and Child Poverty' the next release in our election year series on child poverty - Our Children, Our Choice: Priorities for Policy.  Hear from great guest speakers followed by discussion of the topic in small groups and how we can take action to bring about meaningful change for the 285,000 kiwi kids who live in poverty. 

MC:  Ian Harcourt, Comedian & Actor

Guest speaker: Philippa Howden-Chapman        

Professor of public health at the University of Otago, Wellington,  where she teaches public policy. Philippa is director of He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme and the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities. She has conducted a number of randomised community housing trials in partnership with local communities, which have had a major influence on housing, health and energy policy. She has a strong interest in reducing inequalities in the determinants of health and has published widely in this area, receiving a number of awards for her work. She is currently the chair of the WHO Housing and Health Guideline Development Group and was a member of the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty.

With comments from: 

  • Steve Flude, Soup Kitchen, Wellington
  • Elinor Chisholm, He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme, Wellington

Light refreshment provided * Koha appreciated

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Find out what happened at previous discussions and use them to spur on action in your own communities.

Part 1: Big Ideas and Actions

Part 2: Education Discussion