Sat, 08 Oct|
Free Walking Tour - World Homelessness Day 2022
Join a free 1-hour long awareness raising walking tour about the history of social and economic inequalities in the city, highlighting at each stop an example from the past and the work of an Oxford charity in the present.
Time & Location
08 Oct 2022, 14:30 – 15:45
Oxford, Wellington Square, Oxford, UK
About the event
On the occasion of World Homelessness Day 2022, Uncomfortable Oxford is partnering with several charities to host an awareness-raising event on Saturday 8 October. In a context of rising prices and cost of living, the event is both a call to action as well as an opportunity to to learn more about the diverse ways that local Oxford organisations work to support their communities. The event will run all afternoon in central Oxford and will provide several ways to engage with the urgent work done by the charities:
- From 2:00 to 5:00PM, walk in a Charities’ Fair held at the New Road Baptist Church (Bonn Square, OX1 1LQ) with representatives from 11 charities hosting stalls to provide further information about their work, how to get involved, and what donations can do.
- At 2:30PM, join a free 1-hour long awareness raising walking tour about the history of social and economic inequalities in the city, highlighting at each stop an example from the past and the work of an Oxford charity in the present. The tour has been designed in collaboration with Uncomfortable Oxford, a social enterprise dedicated to ‘discomfort’, using it to foster productive discussions on contested histories.
The tour will cover some of the following topics: the housing crisis, food poverty, stories of addition, gentrification and the criminalisation of poverty, and mental health.
1 hour 15 minutes
Charities FairNew Road Baptist Church