People, place, and little platoons in the post-pandemic world.
The fabric of Western society is unravelling. Everywhere we face a crisis of connection – from our fellow citizens, the places we inhabit, the institutions vested with shared culture and history. But there is growing evidence that the problems we face – polarised politics, lopsided economies and fraying communities – are surmountable if we take the time to renew the places, networks and institutions that bind people together. We need to restitch the social fabric as the pandemic subsides.
The Social Fabric Summit will bring together leading politicians, community and faith leaders, leading thinkers, and ordinary citizens to generate ideas, momentum and conversations to renew society in the wake of coronavirus. At a time of rising interest in the role of social institutions and networks in supporting democracy and economic prosperity, we want to identify how we can create more connected and rooted societies. It is organised by Onward and Create Streets.
Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP
SeCRETARY OF STATE FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Lisa Nandy MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, HOUSING AND COMMUNITIES
PERMANENT SECRETARY TO THE LEVELLING UP TASKFORCE, CABINET OFFICE, AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE, RSA
FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND VISITING PROFESSOR, YALE
PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL ECONOMY, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY
Professor of Government, Harvard University
FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF STRONG TOWNS
CEO, IPSOS GROUP
Dame Sara Khan
HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST AND CEO OF INSPIRE
Richard Bacon MP
MP FOR SOUTH NORFOLK
Mayor Tracy Brabin
MAYOR, WEST YORKSHIRE
Dr David Halpern
BEHAVIOURAL INSIGHTS TEAM
CHAIRMAN, GRIMSBY TOWN FC
John Penrose MP
MP FOR WESTON-SUPER-MARE