***EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL THE NEW YEAR***
Would you like to come to a training day that showcases some real-life community wealth building projects happening in the North East?
Better still, would you like to get involved in some way, even if it’s just promoting them on social media?
Our next event features discussion a chance to get involved in one of the North of Tyne Mayor’s key policy pledges: Community Wealth Building.
The most effective way to tackle the damage done by our economic system is to take wealth back into the hand of local communities.
We’ve got great speakers lined up, followed by workshops where you can learn about the projects, and even get involved in real community organisations, everything from the People’s Bank to food co-operatives tackling holiday hunger.
Jamie is the North of Tyne Mayor, co-founder of Talk Socialism and co-author of The Way of The Activist.More Information
Catherine is deputy leader of Gateshead Council, and a founder Bensham Community Food Co-op, an initiative that not only feeds the hungry with dignity, but builds binds between refugees and local communities.
Matt Brown is the leader of Preston Council, and the driver of the council’s community wealth building strategy.More Information
Dr Gemma Bone Dodds has a PhD in community finance and will be speaking about how we can set up a People’s Bank.
Simon is a trade unionist, with NASUWT, and is involved in setting up a supply agency that’s run as a co-operative.
Chris is co-founder of Food and Drink North East, an organisation committed to building a collaborative community that celebrates regional food culture, champions positive trade, promotes a sustainable, circular economy and acts as a collective and inclusive voice for the North East food and drink sector.More Information
Neil is the chief executive of CLES, the leading think-tank on Community Wealth Building.More Information
Sarah is the Director for European Programs for The Democracy Collaborative and the European Representative for the Next System Project, working out of her home-office in Brussels, Belgium.More Information
Mike will run us through an amazing community cooperative that is installing its own digital infrastructure in rural Northumberland – Broadband For the Allen Valleys.More Information