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#1. Poverty in Brussels (NL/FR)

Lunch Talks + City Walks

A significant portion of the Brussels population lives in poverty, posing a tremendous challenge for the city. In recent years, there has been a notable increase in the number of people experiencing homelessness. What can we, as a society, do? How do other cities address these issues?

This series of lunch lectures and city walks offers new perspectives on poverty and homelessness in Brussels. We’ll deconstruct existing ideas and look at the mechanisms that lead to poverty and homelessness.

In each gathering, together with persons in poverty or the so-called « giants » (Gifted Individuals, Although Needy and Troubled), field organizations and researchers, we explore paths that lead to a society where homelessness is not considered inevitable but rather as a challenge we can collectively overcome. “Is there a way out?”

Organized by Brussels Academy, Brussels Platform Poverty and Muntpunt, during the Immense Festival.

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PROGRAMME #1. POVERTY IN BRUSSELS (7/4)

11:45 Free Soup

12:00 Lunch talk
With Anke Verbeke (Observatorium voor Gezondheid en Welzijn), Thomas Haemels (De Schakel) & Ann Milis (ervaringsdeskundige)

13:30 City walk around Anneessens (FR)
The neighborhood walk explores the social developments in the neighborhood, starting from both the distant and recent history surrounding migration, urban planning, employment, demographics, poverty, housing, and homelessness.

By Buurtwinkel

15:00 End

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PRACTICAL INFO: 

Language: NL/FR (everyone in their own language + whispered translations)
For this specific session:
Language: Presentations: Dutch
Discussions: Dutch and French
Walk: Dutch

Dates: Thursdays 7, 14, 21, and 28 in March 2024, during the Immense Festival.

Time: 11:45-13:30 (+ optional city walk 13:30-15:00)

Location: Muntpunt Agora

Access: Free, open to anyone

Soup: Free

Registrations

    • Only for the lunch talk: (11:45-13:30): Preferable, but not mandatory.
    • Lunch talk and city walk: If you wish to participate in the walk after the lunch talk, please register, as the number of spots is limited!
REGISTER HERE

 

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Schedule

11:45 > 15:00

Place

Muntpunt

UPCOMING EVENTS OF THE CYCLE

07 03
  • Cycles 2024
  • Cycles 2024 Spring

#1. Poverty in Brussels (NL/FR)

11:45 > 15:00
Muntpunt
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14 03
  • Cycles 2024
  • Cycles 2024 Spring

#2. Right to housing

11:45 > 15:00
Muntpunt
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21 03
  • Cycles 2024
  • Cycles 2024 Spring

#3. Homelessness in Brussels

11:45 > 15:00
Muntpunt
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28 03
  • Cycles 2024
  • Cycles 2024 Spring

#4. CLOSING DEBATE: PERSPECTIVES FROM OTHER CITIES (EN/FR)

11:45 > 14:00
Muntpunt
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