Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Dalston People's Festival: Planning meeting on Thursday (be part of it)

On Thursday at 7pm we will be holding the third planning meeting for the Dalston People’s Festival at the Trinity Centre in Daslton (Beechwood Rd, London, Greater London E8 3DY). The Centre is towards the Forest Road end of Beechwood Road....

Open workshop 13th March 7-9pm: how to improve Hackney's Streets

Do you live or work in Hackney? Do you travel through Hackney on foot, by car or bike?

You are invited to an open Workshop:
7-9pm on 13 March 2013

St Anne’s Community Hall
Hemsworth Street
 N1 5LF 

The Canal & River Trust and London Cycling Campaign in Hackney are working together because the Regent’s Canal towpath has become heavily congested. Canal & River Trust is working to help improve the streets surrounding the canal for cycling.

We are inviting local people and community groups to contribute to finding solutions. Local knowledge is invaluable for doing this.

The aim of the workshop is to explore different ways in which residential roads can be made more attractive for pedestrians, cyclists and local communities.

Come along and help us, and spread the word!

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided
Or call 020 3204 4435

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Local Family History workshop with Hackney Archives tomorrow - 2-4 pm

Monday, February 11, 2013

Mary Seacole - the Black Florence Nightingale? Panel discussion @ Dalston CLR James Library - Tuesday 12th February 7pm


Tomorrow night, as part of the TSSA Learning Festival in Hackney, there is an event about Mary Seacole, her life and her relevance today. The meeting is bound to have a celebratory feel after the government dropped plans to remove Mary Seacole and Olaudah Equiano from the schools curriculum.

We are proud that we have some of the leading campaigners that helped win a victory on this issue contributing to the panel discussion. Come along and celebrate the victory – but also take part in an important discussion about education, black history and the national curriculum.

Mary Seacole: The Black Florence Nightingale?
Led by TUC Race Equality Officer Wilf Sullivan. Panelists include Hackney Councilor Patrick Vernon OBE, Poet and Trade Union activist Zita Holbourne & Operation Black Vote Director Simon Woolley.

Where: Dalston C.L.R. James Library, Dalston Square, Dalston, E8 3BQ
When: Tuesday 12th February, 7.00-9.00pm
Info & booking: enisuoha@tssa.org.uk


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Mary Seacole - the Black Florence Nightingale? Panel discussion @ Dalston CLR James Library - Tuesday 12th February 7pm

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Meet the DREAMers in London - Monday the 11th at 7PM

Last November Barack Obama was re-elected President of the United States largely because of the enthusiasm and strong turnout from Latino voters. This was the result of organising from within the Latino community and in particular a campaign by young undocumented students which forced Obama to defer deportations and create a pathway to citizenship.
I am delighted to announce that one of the young Latino organisers who spearheaded this campaign will be speaking at a HOPE not hate public meeting in London on Monday 11 February.
Carlos Saavedra is the national coordinator of United We Dream, the largest Latino youth organisation representating undocumented young people in the United States. Also known as the DREAMers, this group is one of the most exciting, innovative and successful immigrant rights groups in the US.

HOPE and Dreams
How young Latino students forced Obama to act
Speaker: Carlos Saavedra
National Co-ordinator of United We Dream
7pm Monday 11 February
TSSA headquarters
Walkden House, 10 Melton Street, London, NW1 2EJ
(one minute from Euston station)