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Building a Green New Deal for the Many

With Rebecca Long Bailey, Zack Exley + more

Excitement is building for bold action to stop the climate crisis. A radical program for transforming the UK economy could create carbon-free, liveable and sustainable futures for the people of Britain with hundreds of thousands of decent, secure jobs.

We might have the imagination, but how do we build the political muscle to bring about a climate future for the many? Within both the UK Labour and US Democratic parties, the upswell in grassroots mobilisation is rapidly reshaping party politics and opening new possibilities to put forward transformative visions. One of the most exciting recent experiences of this has been Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ push for a Green New Deal inspired by radical action from the Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats.

In the spirit of collective learning and sharing experiences, this event will hold a dialogue between US organisers, the Labour Party and climate movements on how to build a political force for transformative climate action.

Speakers:
Rebecca Long Bailey MP - Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Zack Exley - co-founder of Justice Democrats, the movement that recruited Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, co-author of Rules for Revolutionaries
Faiza Shaheen - Labour’s candidate for MP in Chingford
Cllr Sakina Sheikh - Labour Energy Forum
Natasha Josette - Momentum NCG

Discussants
Clare Hymer (Novara Media/Labour for a Green New Deal); Naomi Pratt (Divest Imperial); Chris Saltmarsh (People and Planet); Skeena Rathor (Extinction Rebellion/ Labour councillor in Stroud); Unite the Union (Sian Errington and Peter McIntosh); Sam Mason (Public and Commercial Services Union)

Spaces are limited-- sign up for the event here
https://airtable.com/shrql2GXDRwnwKmlS

For anyone unable to participate, the event will be filmed, and there will be a space for online interaction on what audience members think are the most urgent issues that need to be addressed in a Green New Deal proposal, and actions they would like to see happen within the Labour party moving forward.

Details of teh location of the event can be found here:
http://www.imperial.ac.uk/engineering/study/current/teaching-spaces/huxley-building---room-311/