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Leeds for Change presents...Summat New | Saturday 8th November 2014
Join us for the launch of Leeds for Change! All welcome.
Get connected, share skills and join in action for change, with a day of guest speaker panels, workshops hosted by groups from Leeds and further afield, films, art, singing and lots in between for all ages! The full programme is now available for you to view online or you can download a word version on the Summat New page.
Guest speaker panels will feature:
- Paul Mason - Channel 4 Economics Editor, prolific author and digital media guru
- Pragna Patel - Founder of Southall Black Sisters, activist and listed in the Guardian's 100 Top Women
- Clara Osagiede - RMT representative, powerful living wage campaigner for London Underground cleaners
- Eleanor Lisney & Armineh Soorenian - Sisters of Frida, a Disabled Women's Cooperative
- Tina Louise Rothery - Community activist against extreme energy, Frack Free Lancaster
- Mike Vallance from Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty - campaign group fighting austerity measures
In the evening, we will be celebrating with dinner cooked by The Real Junk Food Project, music from The Straybirds and the Singing Mums, and comedy from Chris Coltrane. Registrations for dinner tickets have been taken, but come to the Welcome Desk from 4pm on Saturday, to see if anyone has returned their dinner ticket. We've also added some extra tickets for anyone who wants to come along, but get something to eat elsewhere in the union.
The event is FREE to attend, but donations towards running costs can be made through Tidal's page on LocalGiving. This means we can get gift aid, and as of 14th October your donation can be doubled! This can turn a £10 donation into £21.55!!
Leeds for Change promotes social change across the city. We aim to connect groups, improve access and facilitate the sharing of resources and skills amongst those who share a similar vision for Leeds.
We're putting on this event in collaboration with the wonderful Economic Justice Project.
Want to help with the day?
We are looking for people to help with everything from sign language interpreting to helping people register, so email firstname.lastname@example.org to join our volunteering team.
We are only able to put on this event with the help of some excellent funders who are helping us pay for all this, including Leeds Inspired/Leeds City Council (funding the arts activities), Leeds TUC, Lush (as part of a Tidal grant for the Skills and Support network) and the Economic Justice Project. Thank you.
We've got loads more information on our website, so for all the details visit www.leedsforchange.org.uk
When & Where
Debt, trade, pollution, biodiversity, resource depletion, water scarcity, food security, poverty, climate change… The number of big issues just keeps on growing, threatening our children’s futures and the lives of the most vulnerable people on the planet.
That’s why we’re here. Tidal is a campaigning group that works to support, coordinate and grow global activism in Leeds.