This week I have been giving out publicity for the Brent People's Assembly along with other activists. Shoppers in Harlesden High Street and parents at school gates expressed their concern about the cuts and how they are impacting directly, and indirectly, on children.
With both the Coalition Government and Brent Council appearing to ignore the views of local people, the People's Assembly has been organised as a forum where people can make their voices heard and talk about what the cuts are doing to them and their families.
We will hear about these experience and about the campaigns that are going on locally. This is a chance for the Brent community to get together and organise to make sure their children have a future.
BRENT PEOPLE'S ASSEMBLY
GIVE OUR KIDS A CHANCE
Saturday November 12th 12.30 - 4.30 pm
Harlesden Methodist Church, 25 High St, NW10 4NE
(Just around the corner from Jubilee Clock)
The timetable for the day is:
12.45-1.30 Opening speeches:
Lee Jasper (Black Activists Rising Against Cuts),
Jeremy Taylor (National Union of teachers)
Kishan Parshotam (Chair, Brent Youth Parliament),
Speaker from Brent SOS Libraries Campaign
1.30-2.30 Workshops (all same subject):
Experience of cuts, successful campaign strategies, next steps
2.30-3.00 Refreshments plus video One Million Climate Jobs
3.00-4.00 Any Questions?
Two Brent Labour Councillors and Sarah Cox and Pete Firmin from Brent Fightback answer questions from the audience
4.00-4.30 Reports from workshops and the way ahead
Kids are welcome and there will be some provision for them