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Crash! Financial Crisis event on 24th Novemeber

Maddy | 08.11.2012 15:44 | Analysis | Public sector cuts | Social Struggles | Birmingham | Sheffield

Free Event 10.30 – 17.00 Saturday 24th November. Main Building, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET

Get to grips with the basics of the financial crisis, and make links with other people from Birmingham and the West Midlands who want an economic system that puts people before profit.

If you want to understand how the global economy got into such a mess, and what to do about it this event is for you.

The financial crisis has led to wide ranging cuts to public services, job losses and massive bank bailouts in the UK. This isn't the first time this has happened – countries across the global south have experienced the same process after devastating debt crises from 1970s to the present day.
Find out about the history of the present financial crisis, understand the basics of how it happened and the impacts it is having on social justice in the UK and around the world.

Whether you are interested in global justice, or the UK anti-cuts movement, whether you know a bit about the economy, or nothing at all, this event is for you.

Speakers include

- Roger McKenzie, UNISON Assistant General Secretary
- Nick Dearden of Jubilee Debt Campaign
- Iolanda Fresnillo Spanish Debt and anti-austerity activist.
- Maxie Hayles, Human Rights activist and Chair of Birmingham Black Activists Rising Against Cuts
- Dotun Oloku, Anti-corruption campaigner
- Rob Planton, Disabled People Against Cuts
- Kate, UK Uncut
- Josh, Occupy activist and London Roots Collective
- Emma Hughes, Red Pepper
- Jane Thomas, Friends of the Earth
- John Cooper, Christian Aid
- Murray Worthy, War on Want
- Carole Parkes, Co-director of Social responsibiilty and sustainability, Aston University

Workshops will include:
How to understand the financial crisis | What would a fair economy look like? | Tax Justice in the UK and around the world | How to communicate effectively about the financial crisis | A direct action taster session | Local economies in the West Midlands | Eurozone crisis: what is going on? | Austerity explained | And others.

Current contributors are Jubilee Debt Campaign Birmingham, West Midlands Office of Christian Aid, student campaigners and is supported by People&Planet, Jubilee Debt Campaign UK and War on Want.

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