Other events of interest
What have we learned about work during Covid-19 and what needs to change? Manchester Art Gallery
Thursday 18 March 2021, 5pm–6.30pm: Free, please book online.
The pandemic has revealed the underlying unfairness of an economic system that only really works for the very few.
Online Gallery re-think conversation
Using artworks from the collection as a starting point, join guest speakers and gallery staff to examine what have we learned about work during Covid-19 and what needs to change.
Speakers will include:
– Elayne Redford: Work and Skills specialist, Manchester City Council
– John Hacking: GM Living Wage Campaign Coordinator, GM Poverty Action
– Fauziya Johnson: artist, curator, producer and co-founder/editor of ROOT-ed zine
– Mark Burton: Collective member, Steady State Manchester
The pandemic has revealed the underlying unfairness of an economic system that only really works for the very few. Years of austerity and under-investment in public services have made people’s lives precarious. Our key workers are needed now more than ever, but are often some of the lowest paid, most vulnerable workers in society.
*Zoom details will be emailed to you prior to the event.
Greater Manchester Climate and Environment Mayoral Hustings
Thursday 1st April 5.30-7.00pm
This will be a virtual event. Please book via this link.
There is also a ‘Typeform’ where people can prioritise issues, and post a question to the candidates – people can fill this in even if they can’t make the Hustings.
About this Event
On 6th May Greater Manchester residents will elect the Metro Mayor for the region. The Greater Manchester Metro Mayor has a great deal of influence over how the region will respond to the climate and nature emergencies, with powers on housing, transport, adult education and skills. A green and fair recovery is in sight but needs the political vision and will to implement with the urgency required.
This online event will ask candidates to set out their vision for a green and fair recovery. To help us to represent your views and priorities, we invite you to share with us your questions for the candidates and to tell us about what matters most to you and your community.
The event is being chaired by Emma Greenwood, Youth MP for Bury and is being held on Zoom Webinar. Confirmed attendees are candidates Andy Burnham (Labour), Melanie Horrocks (Green) and Simon Lepori (Liberal Democrats). Laura Evans (Conservative), or a replacement, has been invited.
Organised by Greater Manchester Climate Action Network* and hosted by Friends of the Earth.
*Including Youth Strike Manchester, Manchester Friends of the Earth, GM Campaign Against Climate Change, Walk Ride Greater Manchester, Steady State Manchester and Manchester Greenpeace.
7th International Degrowth Conference
Building Alternative Livelihoods in Times of Ecological and Political Crisis
The 7th International Degrowth and 16th International Society for Ecological Economics Joint Conference – Manchester.
Now postponed until 5-8 July 2021. Re-opened call for papers etc closed on 7th March.