*Postponed* Together we are POWERFUL
When: date TBA
Where: Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
A free, day-long event, with workshops, films and panels
Capitalism is in crisis. But in the cracks, alternatives to a system based on corporate greed are growing.
The economic policies of the last decades have led to spiralling inequality, the worsening of climate breakdown and the takeover of more and more of our lives by corporations. In the face of the crisis this is creating, the rich are trying to shore up their system, and hard-right strongmen are seeking to divide us against each other.
But the demand for change is growing. Resistance to the rule of the 1% is making itself heard globally, through elections campaigns, direct action and street protest movements. Join Global Justice Now to hear from inspiring struggles around the world, learn from the alternatives they’re building and discuss how we build a world that works for everyone.
- Shalmali Guttal, executive director of Focus on the Global South (Thailand)
- Daniel Chavez, public services researcher at the Transnational Institute (Uruguay)
- Caroline Lucas MP, Green Party
- Clive Lewis MP, Labour shadow treasury minister
- Ann Pettifor, economist and author of The Case for the Green New Deal
- Hsiao-Hung Pai, award-winning migration journalist and author
- Felicity Lawrence, special correspondent at the Guardian and author of books on the food industry
- Christophe Aguiton, ATTAC France
- Nick Dearden, Dorothy Guerrero, Heidi Chow and other Global Justice Now speakers
Plus many more to be announced.
For 50 years, Global Justice Now has been campaigning for a more equal, more sustainable and kinder world. It’s a world that’s within our grasp, but only if we get to the root causes of our problems – a global economy based on a legacy of colonialism and geared to profit-making for the few. On our 50th anniversary, we still say that another world is possible – if we come together to make it happen.
We invite you to join us for a glass of wine or a bottle of beer (soft drinks also available) after the event to catch up with friends old and new, discuss the day’s events, find out more about the campaigning work of Global Justice Now, or relax for a while before heading home. We’re taking over Newspeak House, just opposite the top of Brick Lane (a few minutes’ walk from the final session of Together we Are Powerful). There’ll be space to mingle, a roof terrace should you still smoke and the weather is kind, unintrusive music and beer, wine and soft drinks available at prices not heard of in Shoreditch since 1994*
Party starts: from 6.30pm after the closing plenary of Together We Are Powerfu ends: 10.00pm ish
Venue: Newspeak House, 133-135 Bethnal Green Road, E2 7DG
*Tombola system in place for drinks, every ticket wins a prize, one beer or a glass of wine. Each ticket £2.50. Soft drinks available for sale at £1
How to get to Rich Mix
Find Rich Mix on Google Maps or City Mapper
Nearest stations: Shoreditch High Street (Overground), Liverpool Street (Central, Hammersmith & City, District and Metropolitan lines), Old Street (Northern line), Bethnal Green (Central line) and Aldgate East (Hammersmith & City, District lines). Find your route from major stations via this Transport for London map.
To find areas with disabled blue badge parking, please check on the Tower Hamlets council website
Places to stay
Travelodge, City Road
Dictionary Hostel, 10-20 Kingsland road, London E2 8DA / 020 7613 2784
Point A Hotel, 13-15 Folgate Street, London E1 6BX
Shoreditch Inn, 1 Austin St, London E2 7NB
ACE Hotel, 100 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JQ / 020 7613 9800 / 15% discount with code: RICHMIX
Mama London, 419-437 Hackney Road, London E2 8PP / 020 7613 6500
Hoxton Hotel, Great Eastern Street / 0207 550 1000
Holiday Inn Express, Old Street / 0871 423 4876
The Courthouse Shoreditch, 335-337 Old Street, London EC1V 9LL