19 Jul 2012

'Building and Equal Society' conference

Date: 21st July 2012   Venue: Forest Green Rovers, Nailsworth. Time:  10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.  Promoted by Stroud District Green party and Stroud Labour Party.
'The rise of neo-liberal political and economic thinking in the 1980’s and 1990’s meant that egalitarian ideas disappeared from public debate and those with a strong sense of justice became – in effect – closet egalitarians. It is now time egalitarians returned to the public arena.’ Richard Wilkinson and Kate Picket (2009) The Spirit Level, p298
"This Conference is an opportunity for egalitarians to discuss the challenges we face in creating an equal society and exploring the ideas we need to build solutions. We shall be examining the role social and economic policy can play in building equality and how local democracy can re-vitalise itself as the champion of an equal and participative society. Anyone who is committed to equality and keen to explore these ideas with like-minded people is invited to our conference."

There will be some great speakers; the Red Pepper speaker, Davy Jones, is a Green Party member from Brighton - see the link for full details of this key local event: www.equalityconference.org.uk

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