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April 2019

Good green jobs for all

April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Committee Room 11, House of Commons, Westminster SW1A 0AA + Google Map

The Green New Deal has sent shockwaves around the world. The promise of decarbonising the economy whilst guaranteeing good green jobs for all has captured the imagination of policy makers and grassroots movements alike. But what would a green jobs revolution actually look like? How would it benefit workers as well as the environment? Join NEF for a participatory session about building worker power and a green economy. Speakers: Rebecca Long-Bailey MP — Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial…

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Living hand to mouth: children and food in low-income families

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Attlee Suite, Portcullis House

A reception to discuss new food poverty research Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and the Thomas Coram Research Unit invite you to a reception to share the findings of important new research on food poverty among children, from leading researchers at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education. Hosted by Stephen Timms MP, the reception will hear from the authors of the book and CPAG’s chief executive Alison Garnham and will include a Q & A session. Part…

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A Compass Event: Leaving the 20th Century

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mary Ward House, Conference and Exhibition Centre, 5-7 Tavistock Place London WC1H 9SN

Politics in the UK hasn't moved on with the times. Our democratic and political system is stuck in the 20th century, while our society and our economy are changing at unprecedented rates. We need our democracy to be fit to match that pace; we need politics that's able to respond, and indeed to work with the incredible opportunity that 21st-century technology offers. Only then will we be able to steer our society in the right direction: towards the Good Society.…

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Making Transport Work for All

April 29 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Glasgow Caledonian University

Poverty can be solved by boosting incomes and reducing costs, and transport is vital in supporting efforts to do both. Recognised by Every Child, Every Chance - the Scottish Government’s delivery plan for tackling child poverty – as a key part of efforts to meet poverty reduction targets set by the Child Poverty Act, transport helps to enable access to employment opportunities, education, and essential services. Yet too often, people on low incomes are prevented from accessing these opportunities and services due…

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North of Tyne Mayoral Assembly

April 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tyne Theatre & Opera House

Ahead of the election a North of Tyne Mayor for Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland on 2nd May, Tyne & Wear's next assembly is Tuesday 30th April, with the candidates for North of Tyne Mayor. Our key charitable aim is to increase the number of people involved in public life. Most people are unaware of the election, the powers the Mayor will have or what difference it will make to their lives. We want to change that.  We also want to increase accountability…

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May 2019

LSA’s Annual Conference: Fighting Poverty, Discrimination, Homelessness and Injustice: Enforcing Rights

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Blythswood Hall, Renfield St Stephen’s Church Centre, 260 Bath Street
Glasgow, G2 4JP
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The best value you will ever encounter: updating on housing law, fighting discrimination in social security, criminal injuries compensation, additional support needs, mental health law, air pollution and protecting the rights of EU Nationals among other key issues together with keynote presentations on how public law has changed the world and ideas for pursuing new remedies. LSA's Annual Conference aimed at helping people fight poverty, discrimination, homelessness and disadvantage. OBJECTIVES This conference aims to highlight cutting edge legal remedies that…

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The future of working time: organising and strategy

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Congress House, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS

There is no natural law determining the amount of time we spend in work. ‘Typical’ working hours are, in fact, a matter of collective decision-making, and have changed throughout history. Workplace organising and campaigning has always been key to winning control over our working time. Now we need to take that struggle into the twenty-first century. Join NEF and TUC for a participatory session on organising and campaigning around working time. Hear from experienced organisers and build strategy around: Winning…

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CTRLshift: An Emergency Summit for Change 2

May 8 - May 10

We seek to catalyse a network of change-making organisations, networks and independent practitioners, creating a movement for positive social, economic and environmental change. We are developing a shared agenda to shift power over our democracy, economy and environment to people and communities across Britain. Let's get the whole system in the room. Why is this summit crucial? We are in a time of great uncertainty and unfolding crises The social, economic and environmental failures of the current system are being cruelly…

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Sustainable Housing for Inclusive and Cohesive Cities Conference 2019

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
London City Hall

On Friday 10 May, join leaders in the Community Land Trust (CLT) movement from across North-West Europe and an array of politicians, policy makers, and officials from local and regional governments for this day-long conference in London City Hall. North-West Europe is in the midst of a housing affordability crisis – over 26 million people across the European Union are now living in overcrowded and inadequate properties – and as it continues to penetrate further into the fabric of our cities,…

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TCPA conference: Delivering healthy places with Garden City Principles

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields , Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 4JJ

The TCPA’s 2019 Summer conference will focus on delivering healthy places with Garden City principles. As government continues to support the development of ‘garden communities’, and numerous local authorities seek to ensure control of their housing growth needs, expertise on the delivery of new places is more important than ever. One year on from our ‘Making Garden Communities, Great Communities’ conference, and in the context of the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and latest ‘garden communities prospectus’, as well…

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