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UEL's Cultural Engine Research Group presents a workshop on 'community wealth building'

UEL's Cultural Engine Research Group (CERG) and the Royal Docks Learning & Activity Centre (RDLAC) present an alternative view on 'community wealth building'

UEL's Cultural Engine Research Group (CERG) and the Royal Docks Learning and Activity Centre (RDLAC) present The Silvertown Sessions: 'Community Wealth Building'.

Royal Docks Learning and Activity Centre flyer

This event invites people to consider this concept of 'community wealth building' as a possible alternative to the broken austerity agenda.During the session our group will aim to answer these questions about our community:

1. Why does money made in the local community not stay in the community?

2. Why does global corporate competitiveness always come before local co-operation?

3. How might the local economy improve if local authorities, universities and businesses procured their products and services from local traders rather than global corporations?

4. Could these changes increase jobs and bring prosperity closer to home?

The workshop will take place at the Royal Docks Learning and Activity Centre. The programme will be as follows:

7 pm: Welcome reception with local food and drink, followed by an introduction to the Silvertown Sessions from Dr Tony Sampson (CERG) and Joy Caron-Canter (RDLAC)

7.30 pm: Discussion chaired Dr Andrew Branch (CERG)

Framing the Concept: Giles Tofield (CERG) 

Guest Talk on the Preston Model by Dr Julian Manley (UCLAN) University of Central Lancashire 

Responses from Dan Durcan (senior policy officer, London Borough of Newham) and Chris Abell (local affairs manager, Tate and Lyle)

Audience Q&A

9 pm: Break with more local food and drink

9.30 pm: Two workshops with the local community, traders, academics, local authority, and academics, plus an open discussion

10.30 pm: Close

The next Silvertown Session will be ''Youth Wellbeing in the Local Community''. See this link for more details.

Entry to this session is free. Please contact T.D.Sampson@uel.ac.uk if you have any queries.

Thursday, 9 May 2019
19:00-22:30

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