Brighthelm Centre
North Road
Date and time
10:30 AM to 8:30 PM
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Austerity and us: debt, crisis and community

urlWhat’s really going on with the economy? Can we trust what we hear on the news? The main political parties are all committed to austerity but how is this affecting people and what are the alternatives? This drop in, all day conference will attempt to answer these questions.

There will be speakers, practical workshops and networking opportunities for individuals and organisations concerned about the impact of austerity.

In the evening there will be a film showing of Secret City about the City of London, the corporation that runs it and its role in the economic crisis.

Free entry. Food and drink can be bought throughout the day.


On the agenda….

Crisis Economics

  • The economy – a crisis of debt or finance?
  • Debt securitisation – what does it mean?

Media Propaganda

  • BBC and the crisis (Mike Berry, Cardiff University)
  • Inside Film (Deirdre O’Neill)

Life In Crisis

  • Living Without Support (Rob Murthwaite, Disabled People Against the Cuts)
  • Beyond Benefits Street (Shanti Haft, Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project)
  • Housing and Homelessness
  • Fuel Poverty (Kayla Ente, Brighton & Hove Energy Services Coop)

Fighting Back

  • The Campaign for Hospitality Workers
  • Reconfiguring Activism (Peter Wilkin and Lina Denick)

Media Backlash / DIY Media

  • Radical Spaces and Resistance (Anthony Killick, Bristol Radical Film Festival)
  • Creating our own news (Shaun Dey, Reel News)
  • Campaigning media (Laura Stephenson and Laura Marcham, Schnews)

Secret City
A film about the City of London, the Corporation that runs it, and its role in the economic crisis. Followed by a Q&A session with film-maker Lee Salter

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There are no booking options for this event, you can probably just turn up, but please check the event description to check if there are alterntive booking options