Upcoming Localism Events: late November onwards, 2014

The latest on upcoming Localism events.

Laird Ryan
17 November 2014

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20.11.2014  12.00 – 1400 NLGN Labour’s Approach to Localism: Roundtable Event – Guildhall, London EC2V 7HH This will be addressed by Baron Wood of Anfield, shadow minister without portfolio and adviser to Ed Miliband MP.  NLGN events tend to have a local government focus, but is free and there are no apparent restrictions on attendance.  Request a place at [email protected].  More details at:

25.11.2014  18.30 – 2000 Launch event for Labour’s Local Offer  It’s a joint Fabian Society and NLGN essay collection exploring Labour’s relationship with localism in the run up to the 2015 general election and beyond.  The listed speakers include:

Lisa Nandy MP, shadow minister for civil society

Steve Bullock, mayor, London borough of Lewisham

Andrew Harrop, general secretary, Fabian Society

Simon Parker, director, New Local Government Network

It’s listed as a ’private event’, and the location is enigmatically listed as ‘Westminster’, but again, you can request a place at [email protected] More details at:

Is it time to pay reparations?

The Black Lives Matter movement has renewed demands from activists in the US and around the world seeking compensation for the legacies of slavery and colonialism. But what would a reparative economic agenda practically entail and what models exist around the world?

Join us for this free live discussion at 5pm UK time (12pm EDT), Thursday 17 June.

Hear from:

  • Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Author of Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership
  • Esther Stanford-Xosei: Jurisconsult, Pan-Afrikan Reparations Coalition in Europe (PARCOE).
  • Ronnie Galvin: Managing Director for Community Investment, Greater Washington Community Foundation and Senior Fellow, The Democracy Collaborative.
  • Chair, Aaron White: North American economics editor, openDemocracy
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