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April 2022

Through the eyes and values of lived experiences: Listen up to level up

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
The Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3BU

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation are pleased to be supporting the award-winning Poverty2Solutions and would like to invite you to the launch event for their short film: Through the eyes and values of lived experiences: Listen up to level up REGISTER This will be a unique opportunity to view the premiere of the Poverty2Solutions short film prior to its launch on social media and learn more about a number of high-profile projects that have successfully applied participatory approaches to their work. This lively and…

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Meet the Author; Stewart Lansley

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online

As part of our Action on Poverty and Hardship Degree, Staffordshire University are working in partnership with Rethinking Poverty to run a series of Meet the Author webinars connected to our Anti-Poverty Conference on 20th June on campus. The first event welcomes Stewart Lansley, author of ‘The Richer; The Poorer; How Britain Enriched the Few and Failed the Poor.’ Described as a ‘remarkably informed and readable history with a powerful message’ by Jacob S.Hacker at Yale University the book details…

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Co-op Connections: Ideas Generator

April 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Online

Join Co-operatives UK for this event on Wednesday 27 April from 3.30pm-4.30pm. Co-op Connections are networking events that enable co-ops to connect, learn and discuss topical themes. < About the event This event will start with a short talk from a Co-operatives UK member, showcasing a problem that they have experienced and how they overcame it. This will allow everyone in attendance to learn from another organisation's practical experience, and generate some great ideas to take back to your co-op. Format This…

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The Forgotten Pioneers – TCPA Wiki edit-a-thon

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Learning Studio, MK Gallery 900 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes

Free Join us for a day of learning and practical action to celebrate women of the Garden City movement Following the 2020 TCPA project ‘The Forgotten Pioneers: Celebrating the Women of the Garden City Movement’, the TCPA is keen to continue its work highlighting and celebrating the forgotten voices of the Garden City movement and promoting diversity in the movement today. One of the challenges to promoting diversity in the movement is the under-representation online of women in the built environment in mainstream…

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Worker Co-op Weekend 2022

April 29 - May 1
Selgars Mill, Uffculme, Cullompton EX15 3DA

About the event Join us for the Worker Co-op Weekend 2022 - set to be the largest and most important event in the worker co-op movement for the last 20 years! Led by the Worker Co-op Council, we will be setting out a proposal for the future direction of our movement and we want your helping shaping it. Of course the event will also bring people together to connect, learn, share experiences and to have a lot of fun. Designed…

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May 2022

Worker Co-ops: How to Get Started

May 7 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Online

Are you looking for a different way to do business? Workers’ co-operatives are a great way of doing that – they are businesses run democratically by the workers to provide themselves with meaningful employment and to provide a service to the community, rather than creating profit for a boss or unconnected shareholders. This workshop will inspire you to work co-operatively, to take control over your work life and change our society for the better, here and now. ‍ Get a…

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Regional development in the age of levelling up

May 12
Hilton Birmingham Metropole

The New Statesman’s annual Regional Development Conference is a day of fascinating insights and discussions centred around the most pressing questions for the future of the levelling up strategy and local growth. Join us on Thursday 12th May 2022 in Birmingham (Hilton Birmingham Metropole, B40 1PP), home of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, to hear insights from leaders in policymaking and industry on what’s next for regional development. With the establishment of the new Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, the levelling…

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The Personal Meets the Political: Being the Good Society

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online

Join Compass on Thursday 12th May as we examine the interface between the personal and the political. To create the good society, we need to be the good society. As we stand on the precipice of emerging from the Covid, climate and ‘mental health’ crises changed, three stories are presented to us: the story of business as usual, the story of the great unravelling and the story of the great turning. Each of these is as much an inner story as an outer one,…

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Flatpack Democracy: Time to make local politics work

May 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Online

Over the last 10 years a steadily growing number of places have found new ways to make the community level of local government function better. There is vast potential for parish and town councils to create new forms of relationship and practice with the people they purport to represent. The course will look at how we got to where we are; share practical steps as we could do better; and both encourage and support participants to see how they can…

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Climate Change Diplomacy: a most dangerous game

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
SHEIKH ZAYED THEATRE, NEW ACADEMIC BUILDING, London School of Economics

This keynote lecture will explain: why, despite thirty years of diplomatic effort, global collective action on climate change has failed; how climate diplomacy can be made more effective; and what past and ongoing diplomatic failures imply for future climate diplomacy. Meet our speaker and chair Scott Barrett is Lenfest Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics; Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and Earth Institute, Columbia University. He is the Centennial (Visiting) Professor, London…

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