The London People’s Health Movement (PHM), in collaboration with local organisations in East London, and the UK and European PHM, invite you to attend a People’s Health Assembly (PHA) on the 7th – 9th October
What is a PHA?
People’s Health Assemblies are gatherings organised by PHM, ranging from large global events to small activities with a local focus. Common to all is that they provide a space for sharing experiences, mutual learning and joint strategizing for future actions. They are also about having fun.
The East London PHA will follow the PHM tradition of a participatory approach, building on local knowledge and strengthening local networks in the continuing struggle for health
Why attend this event?
Recent political events have laid bare the divisions that run through our society. The PHA will provide the opportunity to learn more about the impact of these on our health; to network with others; and to share skills and strategies to challenge these measures.
The PHA will explore these concerns at two levels:
i) An East London focus on 7th and 8th October bringing together local organisations to look at the fractures within East London, how they affect us, and how people are mobilising to fight back and ensure better physical and mental health outcomes.
ii) A UK and European focus on 9th October, building on the experience and activities of the wider network, using the opportunity as another step in the strengthening of our movement in both the UK and Europe.
How to register:
This event is free, but booking is required to given an indication of numbers. Please book by 18.00 on the 6th October 2016.
The programme will be participatory, with panels of contributors providing an input on each topic, to be followed with group discussion.
Date and Venue
7th October - Osmani Centre (58 Underwood Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 5AW)
10.00 - Registration, tea/coffee
10.30 - Introduction, setting the scene, globally, nationally and locally
12.00 - Participatory activity
12.45 - Lunch break
1.45 - Migrants and refugees
3.45 - Tea break
4.00 - Sum up and link to events of day 2
5.00 - Close
8th October - Osmani Centre (58 Underwood Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 5AW)
10.00 - Housing and Health
12.00 - Lunch break
1.00 - The threats to the NHS and voluntary sector
3.00 - Tea
3.15 - Sum up, Call for action
4.30 - Close
Evening: Social activity – TBC
9th October - Michael Mason Seminar Room (Yvonne Carter Building; 58 Turner street, London E1 2AB)
10.00 – 5.00 - Building PHM in the UK and Europe
The PHA is organised by People's Health Movement in partnership with social movements; Queen Mary University of London, Social Action for Health, Medact, Keep our NHS Public, Health Poverty Action, Doctors of the World and Docs Not Cops. For more information about this event, or PHM, contact PHALondon2016@gmail.com