The Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) is holding a special networking event in London on Tuesday 15th January from 4.30 – 6.30pm, aimed at campaigners, lobbyists, policymakers and strategists alike who are trying to tackle poverty and inequality in the capital.
“MEGACITY LONDON – ever growing, ever more unequal” will be a talk packed full of facts, figures and analysis by leading academics Professor Danny Dorling and Dr Ben Hennig, which will be followed by an opportunity to meet and network with others over a glass of wine.
“Danny Dorling is that rare university professor: expert, politically engaged and able to explain simply why his subject matters.” The Guardian, April 2010
Danny and Ben’s talk will be a cutting edge analysis of the current and emerging poverty and inequality issues that face London, and will provide inspiration for campaigners, lobbyists, policymakers and strategists.
The event will take place at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Rd, London N7 6PA (http://goo.gl/maps/e9cWA).
Tickets can be purchased from as little as £10, and we also have a number of free bursary places for those with limited funds.
Click here to read more and to book your ticket.
We look forward to seeing you at this exciting networking event!
The SMK Team
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My Fair London Picnic
Our My Fair London Mayoral campaign was a great success – even if the wrong candidate got elected. Over 850 people signed our petition and we gained over 50 new members. We held a very successful launch event and leafleted a number of the hustings events.
So…as you know, we have decided to hold a celebratory My Fair London picnic on Sunday 1 July between 2 and 5 in Hyde Park just beside Speakers Corner (see directions below).
We don’t socialise nearly enough, so this will be a good chance for all you nice egalitarians to chat, eat and drink together. We all have a lot in common.
The weather forecast looks good for July 1st so it will be a good time for to use our 5 metre high Giant representing a FTSE board member on an average income of £2,700,000 and compare it to our tiny models of people doing normally paid jobs.
So please join us – just turn up – and bring your friends and your children and some food to share.
If you have any doubts on the day about the weather and if the picnic is going ahead – or if you cannot find us – please ring either Peter on 07722017961 or Sean on 07791 699 507.
We’ll have the picnic near Speakers’ Corner, Hyde Park. The spot we’ve chosen is easy to get to. From the main gate to Speakers’ Corner, with Marble Arch at your back, walk across the open space towards a path going into the park with railings either side. (A blue high-rise building can be seen in the distance directly in front of you beyond the park.) At the end of the path, cross the wide road (30 yards) into the park and we will be near the smallish trees on your left. Total distance from Speakers’ corner gate – 150 yards.
My Fair London Launch Event
5-7pm, Saturday 25th February 2012 at the Old Vic Tunnels
On Saturday 25th February from 5-7pm at the Old Vic Tunnels, the London Equality Group launches its My Fair London campaign. The campaign will highlight economic inequality in London and asks the candidates for London Mayor and the London Assembly to take action to reduce it.
We will hear from a number of distinguished speakers including:
- Kate Pickett, co-author of The Spirit Level
- Michael Robinson, award-winning BBC Journalist and presenter of The Wealth Gap: The View from London
- Andy Hull, senior research fellow at the IPPR and co-Chair of the Islington Fairness Commission
- Andrew Simms, former policy director at NEF and author of its report, The Ratio
A question and answer session will follow. If you have a specific question that you’d like to ask, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope that you can join us in what will be a fascinating evening. It represents the first step in the journey to reducing economic inequality in the most unequal city in the developed world.
Tickets costing £2 can be bought online at http://www.thevaultfestival.com/products-page/week-three/my-fair-london or can be bought at the door on Leake St.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.
The MY FAIR LONDON Campaign Team