ACCESS TO FIVE VIRTUAL EVENTS HELD IN SEPTEMBER 2022 which launched the new MRS Social Inclusion Group (#MRSsig) network for people across the research and communications communities who want to improve the opportunities and amplify the voices of those disadvantaged on the basis of their social background.
Ensuring our industry reflects the breadth of world views, experiences and habits we represent is key. While there is a drive to improve inclusivity by ethnicity and gender, the traditional ‘working class’ is quite literally the poor relation. Within these panel discussions we seek to address how to be more inclusive in our approach to research as well as more inclusive within our industry make-up. We hope you find these both interesting and thought provoking.
WORKING CLASS AND THE WORLD OF WORK
Ella Fryer-Smith chairs a panel on recruitment and retention within our industry and how we can be more inclusive, feat. Caroline Frankum, Debrah Harding and Andy Nicholls.
RESEARCHING WORKING CLASS AUDIENCES
Annabelle Phillips investigates working with participants from disadvantaged social backgrounds. This includes a discussion on the definition of working class and what we mean, academic theories and recruitment considerations. With Jo Arden, Konrad Collao, Theo Francis and Dr Marie-Claude Gervais, CMRS, FRSA.
WORKING CLASS REPRESENTATION FALSEHOODS AND REALITY
Zoë McQuillin chairs a panel on marketing and stereotypes, feat. Dr Rachel Lawes, Tom Lindo, Andy Nairn and Dawn Paine.
THE COST OF LIVING CRISIS
Daniel Clay chairs a panel looking at the impact of the fall in real income for working class communities with Steven Lacey, Ian Murray and
WORKING CLASS AND ETHNICITY
Shazia Ali chairs a panel discussion on the intersection of working class and ethnic minority experience, feat. Asad Dhunna FRSA, Sania Haq, Christopher Kenna, Toluwani Farinto and Richard Roach.