For years, Jack Monroe has been campaigning for those so poor in our society that they are voiceless and invisible. Then came the Grenfell Tower fire and suddenly the country woke up to what we’re doing with the poorest in our society. As one of the real life stories that inspired Ken Loach to write I, Daniel Blake, Jack has lived on the bread line, too. Come and hear Jack speak from the heart about the reality of poverty in our country and what we can do in the face of its pernicious power power over peoples lives.
Jack Monroe is a Tory cabinet’s nightmare – a coherent single mother who lived in abject poverty with their small son, and found an enthusiastic following for their blog about the indignities of rent hikes, food banks and pawning her possessions to feed their child.