A plug for Compass
14 May, 2008
On Saturday 14 June 2008 at the Institute of Education in London Compass in association with Unite; The Guardian and New Statesman, will stage the biggest gathering of progressives post the 2008 elections to debate how we create a fairer more equal society in the 21st century over 35 organisations are running sessions with 1000 people in attendance, the biggest event of its kind
New speakers & sessions have been announced and the online agenda is now updated: get £2 off tickets when booking online @ http://www.compassonline.org.uk/conference
14/06/08 Born Free & Equal: make equality matter
1. Full speaker line-up now includes: Hon Ed Miliband MP; Neal Lawson; Prof Ruth Lister CBE; Derek Simpson; Jon Cruddas MP; Polly Toynbee; Jon Trickett MP; Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP; Baroness Helena Kennedy QC; John Harris; Beatrix Campbell; Prof Danny Dorling; Chuka Umunna; Katharine Rake; Melissa Benn; Dr Tom Smith; Dr Alex Scott; Hilary Wainwright; Kate Green; Deborah Littman; Graeme Cooke; Matthew Pennycook; Tony Benn; Mick Shaw; Christine Shawcroft; Richard Murphy; Doreen Massey; Ann Pettifor; Jonathan Rutherford; Andrew Harrop; Patrick Diamond; Mark Perryman; Sunder Katwala; Peter Kellner; Rachel Reeves; Aditya Chakraborrty; Prof Gus John; Christine Blower; Bobby Duffy; Lord Anthony Giddens; Seema Malhotra; Julie Bindel; Milena Buyum; Kate Hudson; Zrinka Bralo; Sukhvinder Stubbs; Naomi Luhde-Thompson; Phil Michaels; John McDonnell MP; John Hilary; Hugh Lanning; Yasmin Qureshi; Wes Streeting; Rupa Huq; Richard Weight; Paul Skidmore; Stephen Spratt; Sam Thompson; David Aaronovitch.
2. With sessions run by: The Fawcett Society; Searchlight; NUT; Socialist Health Association; The Fabian Society; Progress; Crisis; NUS; Campaign for Therapy; Demos; Liberty; UNISON; Unions Together; CPAG; Amnesty International; War on Want; IPPR; Fair Pay Network; nef; Migrants Rights Network; Barrow Cadbury Trust; Red Pepper; RENEWAL; Tribune; Friends of the Earth; Labour Briefing; LRC; Soundings; Age Concern England; Electoral Reform Society; Make Votes Count; CND; LGBT Labour; Unions 21; Unlock Democracy; Compass Youth; End Child Poverty.
3. Debating the big equality issues including: race equality; health inequalities; how the public services can deliver greater equality; would running on equality cost Labour the election?; how we make the case to middle Britain; housing; higher education; well-being for all; equality and young people; equal treatment for agency workers; gay rights; a bill of rights; tackling inequality in the economy; child poverty and the low tax elite; gender equality; fair pay; workplace democracy; progressive taxation; welfare; environmental rights; class equality; equality in later life; equality for the world’s poor and many more.
4. Register soon to guarantee your place: Come and get passionate about greater equality, debate how we create a new fairer and more equal society for the 21st century, at the political highlight of the summer taking place a month after the May elections, at a brand new venue, with new facilities including a modern air-conditioned 1000 seat auditorium.
5. Booking forms: have now been sent to Compass members; Fabian members; Red Pepper subscribers and available in the latest New Statesman (now out) and this week’s Tribune (out Friday), or email your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR NEW SPEAKERS, THE UP-TO-DATE AGENDA AND TO BOOK YOUR PLACE VISIT: WWW.COMPASSONLINE.ORG.UK/CONFERENCE