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

29 Nov 14

Join us the weekend of November 28-30 for a jam-packed weekend — explore how artists are using the Internet and create your own digital art at one of the many free workshops taking place throughout the weekend; learn about the dark Web and discuss the Web that women want with leading experts; or dive deep into the issues of privacy and surveillance online in order to contribute to the creation of a Digital Bill of Rights to ensure that the Web of the future is the Web We Want. 

29 Nov 14

A public meeting has been organised by Sheffield’s Branch of Church Action on Poverty, Sheffield People’s Assembly and Sheffield Equality Group that aims to find ways of reducing poverty in the city. Everyone concerned about poverty in Sheffield is invited to come.
 
It will include an opening talk by the Bishop of Sheffield, followed by:

30 Nov 14

Join us the weekend of November 28-30 for a jam-packed weekend — explore how artists are using the Internet and create your own digital art at one of the many free workshops taking place throughout the weekend; learn about the dark Web and discuss the Web that women want with leading experts; or dive deep into the issues of privacy and surveillance online in order to contribute to the creation of a Digital Bill of Rights to ensure that the Web of the future is the Web We Want. 

1 Dec 14

The issue of EU immigration is becoming more and more controversial as UKIP, in particular, exploit economic anxiety and pin the blame on Europe’s open borders. Progressives can’t win by trying to ‘out UKIP UKIP’. So how can progressives respond and make the case for an open Europe and a humane approach to immigration? What are the facts underpinning our argument, what do we need to know about EU citizenship and social rights?

1 Dec 14

Presentation by: Dr Stuart Parkinson, Executive Director, SGR

Date: Monday 1 December 2014

Place: Lancaster University, UK
 

With Andrew Gibson from WMD (weapons of mass destruction) Awareness to talk about the politics surrounding Trident (Britain's nuclear weapons system).