Date: 
23 October 2011 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Somers Town Community Centre, 150 Ossulston Street, London, NW1 1EE

This gathering is open to everyone who wants to take action to defend welfare. We are a claimant-led network – our response to welfare reforms is led by people who feel their effects the most – but the attacks on welfare will affect us all whether we are in work or may need welfare as parents, if we become unemployed, due to sickness or disability, or as pensioners.

We plan to run the day with lots of discussion and chances to share ideas and information in workshops and an open space session where we can set the agenda on the day. If you can offer a workshop or would like to propose something for the agenda, please get in touch.
Please help make the day happen:
  • Let us know you can make it!
  • The network does not have any funding, so if your group or union branch can make a contribution to the costs of the room or participants’ travel, please help raise funds for it. Groups and individuals may want to approach union branches or organise fundraisers to raise funds for your travel.
  • Let us know if you can help with food, childcare or facilitation on the day.
  • Forward this invite to anyone else you know who might be interested, post it on your blog or social media; mention it at meetings, and help spread the word!

Upcoming events

13 Feb 16

‘Britain and Palestine: Past History and Future Role’ Day Conference
Speakers include:
Professor Mary Grey, Balfour Project member
Dr Peter Shambrook, independent historian
Sir Vincent Fean, KCVO, Consul General, Jerusalem 2010–14
Taya Govreen-Segal, Israeli activist and conscientious objector
The Very Revd Nicholas Frayling, Balfour Project member

Also includes a viewing of the documentary film: ‘Britain in Palestine 1917–1948’ and a Palestinian buffet lunch.

Cost: £25

Students: £12

15 Feb 16

Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique Café Diplo at The Gallery, 70/77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL. Nearest tube station Farringdon. 6.45pm (doors open 6.30).   £3, concessions £2, tickets on door. Info 07905 313 759 or see our website www.mondediplofriends.org.uk

The New Slavery: Human trafficking and the use of slave labour with Professor Kevin Bales

27 Feb 16

Assemble 12 noon • Saturday 27 February 2016 • Location Central London • Meeting point to be announced

4 Mar 16

On the weekend preceding International Women's Day 2016 we will be running our first-ever Women In Media Conference. We hope that with the event we can celebrate successful women in the media industries and empower young journalists, writers, filmmakers, photographers and others who may see their chosen industry as particularly male-dominated or difficult to enter. Our Conference will also be running concurrently with some brilliant events at the Manchester Wonder Women festival.

5 Mar 16

On the weekend preceding International Women's Day 2016 we will be running our first-ever Women In Media Conference. We hope that with the event we can celebrate successful women in the media industries and empower young journalists, writers, filmmakers, photographers and others who may see their chosen industry as particularly male-dominated or difficult to enter. Our Conference will also be running concurrently with some brilliant events at the Manchester Wonder Women festival.