After the success of last year, we are delighted to say that we are back at the Labour Party Conference this September running a number of exciting events with our partners in Liverpool! To top it off, we also have a number of events at The World Transformed – a 4 day politics, arts and music festival running alongside the Labour Party Conference. Check out all the details below for these events:
Labour Party Conference
‘Reclaiming Internationalism: Building A World For The Many’, hosted by Health Poverty Action, Global Justice Now, War on Want, Jubilee Debt Campaign, and Another Europe is Possible
Monday 24th September, 18:45-20.15, Revolution, Atlantic Pavilion Albert Dock, L3 4AE
Speakers: Kate Osamor MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development; Firoze Manji, author, activist and editor; Laura Parker, Momentum; Vijay Prashad, author and commentator; Lyda Fernanda Forero, TNI
Current approaches to so-called development have failed to deliver a more equal or just world. The Labour Party has committed to an internationalism based on solidarity, not charity, and to play its role in tackling the root causes of global poverty and inequality. To reclaim internationalism, we need to address the UK’s role in the world, reject neoliberal approaches and link our struggles for health and lives with people across the world. Join us!
See more about the event on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/184777912153538/
And book tickets on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reclaiming-internationalism-reception-at-labour-party-conference-tickets-45557696296
‘A Labour drug policy for the 21st Century. How Can Labour Prioritise Health And Development In Its Approach To Drugs?’ hosted by Health Poverty Action Transform Drug Policy Foundation, International Drug Policy Consortium and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance
Tuesday 25th September, 12:30-14:00, Concourse Room 1, ACC Liverpool.
Speakers: Kate Osamor MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development; Jeff Smith MP, Co-Chair, Labour Campaign for Drug Policy Reform; Natasha Horsfield, Health Poverty Action; Ray Lakeman; Anyone’s Child; Richard Hurley, BMJ
The so called ‘war on drugs’ is collapsing. From Canada to Portugal, US states to New Zealand, countries and jurisdictions around the world, are waking up to the harm that outdated drug policies are causing to health, wellbeing and livelihoods. Join us to discuss how Labour can shape the narrative for a healthier debate on illicit drugs, and implement both domestic and international development policies that work for people and public health.
The World Transformed
‘Drugs: Ending the War and Winning the Battle’, hosted by Health Poverty Action and Transform Drug Policy Foundation
Sunday 23rd September, 15:00 – 16:30, Black-E Main Space, 1 Great George St, Liverpool L1 5EW
Speakers: Anne-Marie Cockburn, Anyone’s Child; Families for Safer Drug Control; Martin Drewry, Health Poverty Action; Chris Williamson MP; Jane Slater, Transform Drug Policy Foundation
The so-called ‘war on drugs’ is collapsing. From Canada to Portugal, US states to Uruguay, countries are waking up to the harm that outdated drug policies are causing to people the world over. The UK is lagging behind, recording record deaths year on year despite real solutions staring us in the face. Join us for an interactive session to discuss one of the most urgent social justice issues of our time. We will discuss how to deal with the difficult issues in the debate around drug policy reform and how you can be part of our growing movement for change.
You can find out more about this event on the TWT website here: https://theworldtransformed.org/sessions/ending-the-drug-war
‘None of Us Are Free Until We’re All Free: An Evening of Internationalism’ hosted by Health Poverty Action, War on Want, Global Justice Now and Jubilee Debt Campaign
Sunday 23rd September, 19:30 – 23:30, Constellations, 35-39 Greenland St, Liverpool L1 0BS
Talks and performances from:
Vijay Prashad, Indian historian, Chief Editor of LeftWord Books
Igor Felipe, Landless Workers’ Movement
Zitto Kabwe, Politician // Alliance for Change and Transparency
Lowkey, British rapper, hip-hop artist and activist
And many more!
A multimedia extravaganza of talks, films, music and spoken word, exploring the struggles of those resisting colonialism and capitalism on the front lines. Join speakers from around the world to learn about and celebrate these histories of resistance – from the fight against slavery, to 20th century anti-colonial struggles, and on to the present day. A vibrant spirit of international solidarity was key to all of these movements – how can we build on that legacy to forge a new internationalism for the 21st century?
You can find out more about this event on the TWT website here: https://theworldtransformed.org/sessions/an-evening-of-internationalism
And on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/303457713775175/
‘A Global NHS? Public Services Across Borders’, hosted by Health Poverty Action and Global Justice Now
Tuesday 25th September, 11:00-12:30, Black-E Theatre, 1 Great George St, Liverpool L1 5EW
Speakers: – Dr Youssef El-Gingihy, Natalie Sharples, Health Poverty Action; Satoko Kishimoto, Transnational Institute; Heidi Chow, Global Justice Now; Jean Ross, National Nurses United
From cuts to our NHS to the denial of essential medicines across the world, the fight for public services is global. Across the world governments are diverting vast amounts of resources away from people and public services and towards big companies. From public public partnerships to a nationalised pharmaceutical industry, this event explores how Labour can redefine priorities to support people and public services in the UK and across the world.
Click here for more information on this event: https://theworldtransformed.org/sessions/a-global-nhs