Unleashing Community Power

Saturday 8 June 2019

Costs: £10

The Assembly Rooms, Fenkle Street, Newcastle NE1 5XU

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‘Unleashing Community Power’, the Co-operative Party’s local government conference, will offer radical and practical examples of building transformational change from the bottom up.

The party’s fourth annual local government conference will be held on Saturday 8 June and will include interactive masterclasses, discussions, ‘spotlight’ sessions and keynote addresses across a wide range of subjects including:

  • Newly elected! How to unleash power across your community
  • An education for every child
  • Tackling crime – a community approach
  • Community organising for food justice
  • Tackling the climate emergency: what co-operators and their communities can do

Costing just £10, the event is open to both members and non-members, while confirmed guest speakers include:

  • Dame Vera Baird, Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle and LGA Labour Group
  • Andrew Gwynne MP, Shadow Secretary of State
  • Cllr Tom Hayes, Oxford City Council
  • Cormac Hollingsworth, from Hope Not Hate
  • Sam Al-Hamdani, from the Fairtax Foundation
  • Sophie Macken, Power to Change
  • Frank Norris, Co-op Academies Trust
  • Cllr Angeliki Stogia, from the Greater Manchester Co-op Commission
  • Pam Warhurst, Founder of Incredible Edible
  • Cllr Joy Allen, Durham County Council

You can register now for £10.