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Advocacy in action: How a university shared reading project reaches homeless readers in Scotland

  • Gray, Avril.
Publication Date
Mar 17, 2020
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Awarded Institutional Place by Conference This paper provides genuine insight into the rationale for an approach to inclusivity that penetrates to the very edges of society. It underpins the need to find better methods to reach readers beyond the boundaries, for whom “books are more important than food”.Working with 28 organisations supporting homeless people, and connecting with charitable trusts, community projects, government bodies, and industry, this paper explores how a university shared reading initiative moved beyond the campus onto the streets to make a concentrated commitment to diversity and inclusion with some of society’s most vulnerable, yet challenging, human beings. Accepted by: Advance HE Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference, 2020

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