Sunday 6 October 2019

Momentum mounts event aimed at 'transforming' Brent - Saturday October 12th, Kensal Rise Library


Although I am a Green Party member I certainly agree that Brent needs to be 'transformed' although that has to be in the right direction (remember the Libraries Transformation project in which our Labour Council closed half our libraries!) Ironically the venue, Kensal Rise Library, is one of those the Council closed. It is run by volunteers after a long struggle to safeguard the building and raise funds.

The event has been mounted by Brent Momentum. This is the description of the event on the Eventbrite page. I will be contributing to a panel on the media and politics

An exciting day of interactive talks and workshops discussing the ideas and policies that can transform Brent for the many, not the few.

About this Event

Inspired by ‘The World Transformed’ festival held alongside the Labour Party conference since 2016, Brent Momentum is holding a day of discussion, debate, and organisation on practical ways to make Brent and the wider world more radically equal, just, democratic and sustainable.Brilliant panel members, including...

James Meadway (Former advisor to Shadow Chancellor)
Kerry-Anne Mendoza (The Canary)
Hilary Wainwright (Red Pepper)
Rebecca Newsom (Head of Politics, Greenpeace)
David Wearing (Author of Angloarabia)
Lara McNeil (Labour NEC Youth Rep)
Emma Dent Coad MP (Kensington)

A great set of topics, including...

Climate crisis and climate justice
Workers in the gig economy
Global Brent / Internationalist solidarity
Municipal Socialism
Media and politics
Youth politics
Inadequate, over-priced housing
Standing for office

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