Cuts in Newham – come and share your experiences!
Sunday 18 March 2018, 2-4pm
Sylvia’s Corner, 97 Aldworth Road, Stratford, London E15 4DN
Do you live in Newham? Have you been affected by cuts in services? Come to this open meeting to share your story with us. We will be sharing information about our research into Newham’s LOBO loan debt, and together we can discuss how austerity cuts and debt are related and what we can do about it. There will be hot drinks and snacks. This is the first of a series of open meetings we are organising as part of our citizen debt audit. If you live in Newham or are part of a campaign group there, please get in touch if you would like to be involved in organising a similar meeting in the future.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1627857590617207/
Research for Action anniversary party
Wednesday 21 March 2018, 7-10pm
Newspeak House, 133 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG
How can research support grassroots movements? Can research be a tool for action? How can we avoid replicating oppressive structures such as class in our research work? Research for Action was set up a year ago to support campaigning for social, environmental and economic justice. For this event, we want to bring together researchers, journalists and activists to discuss the relationship between research and action – and to celebrate our first anniversary! The event will start with a panel discussion with excellent speakers (lineup behind the link), followed by interventions from the audience. Afterwards there will be music and refreshments. The event is free but please register so we know how many people to expect.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1981052578813237/
Debt audits in the UK and abroad
22 March 2018, 6:30-9pm
Blooms @ Runway East Featherstone, 19-21 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8SL
On 22 March, we are hosting a roundtable on experiences of debt audits in the UK and abroad. We are joined by guests from Madrid and Barcelona that are part of a network of municipalities campaigning against illegitimate debt and cuts across the Spanish state, as well as a researcher who worked on the Parliamentary debt audit that argued Greece’s debt is illegal, illegitimate and odious. Research for Action and People’s Audit will be presenting their work on local government audits in the UK. The event is free but please register by the 20 March as places are limited and we will need to present a guest list for the building reception.