Hackney Greens Events

Come along to one of our events and meet other Hackney residents with shared green values.  We hold a monthly social event that anyone can attend in addition to other local events that we hold or participate in.

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Recent Events:

  • Get Involved! - A guide to Nationbuilder

    Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 07:30 PM · 3 rsvps

    Nationbuilder is our membership and voter database. Attendance advised if currently an active volunteer. This session forms part of our Get Involved! capacity building programme.

  • Book Club September 2020

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 07:30 PM · 9 rsvps

    For September we will be holding an extra special addition of the HGP book club where we will be joined by Samir Jeraj, author of The Rent Trap.

     

    Deregulation, revenge evictions, parliamentary corruption and day-to-day instability: these are the realities for the eleven million people currently renting privately in the UK. At the same time, house prices are skyrocketing and the generational promise of home ownership is now an impossible dream for many. This is the rent-trap: an inescapable consequence of market-induced inequality.

    Rosie Walker and Samir Jeraj offer the first critical account of what is really going on in the private rented sector and expose the powers conspiring to oppose regulation. A quarter of British MPs are landlords, rent strike is almost impossible and snap evictions are growing, but in the light of these hurdles The Rent Trap shows how to fight back.

    Drawing on inspiration from movements in the UK, Europe and further afield, The Rent Trap coheres current experiences of those fighting the financial burdens, health risks and vicious behaviour of landlords in an attempt to put an end to the dominant narratives that normalise rent extraction and undermine our fundamental rights.

    With the huge destabilisation of the coronavirus pandemic dispiritingly feeding further into inequality, this book feels more relevant than ever.

    Order from one of our local bookshops (or borrow from a friend!)

    https://pagesofhackney.co.uk/
    http://www.stokenewingtonbookshop.co.uk/
    https://www.broadwaybookshophackney.com/

    https://burleyfisherbooks.com/
    https://www.newhambooks.co.uk/

     

  • September Policy and Ideas

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 07:30 PM · 17 rsvps

    Our regular monthly Policy and Ideas meetings are an opportunity for members to contribute to and discuss local party strategy and to understand and inform policies.

    Each month we will select two or three topics to give each one enough space to have a detailed discussion and to make real progress.

    This month we are discussing two important topics

    Low Traffic Neighbourhoods 

    Questions for Full Council Meeting

    It will be a lively and friendly discussion, open to all members, so please join us by using the RSVP link below.

  • September Business and Admin Meeting

    Tuesday, September 08, 2020 at 07:30 PM · 14 rsvps

    Join us for our regular monthly meeting. We'll be discussing our plans in the local area.

  • Dalston Action Day!

    Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 10:00 AM · 7 rsvps
    Dalston in London, United Kingdom

    Join us in Dalston at 10am on Saturday 29th August!

    We need your help to deliver our bimonthly newsletter to local residents. This month's edition is packed full of useful resources for residents to help them through this challenging time.

    If it's your first time delivering, great! We can buddy you up with a regular volunteer to provide some training and some friendly company.

    Please feel free to bring along a plus 1.  The more hands helping the merrier, and the sooner we can enjoy lunch!

    Food and hot (and cold) drinks will be provided as well as smiley happy faces - all in a safe COVID-secure way.

    Sign up by RSVP-ing below. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 29th!

  • August Business and Admin Meeting

    Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 07:30 PM · 12 rsvps

    Join us for our regular monthly meeting. We'll be discussing our plans in the local area.

  • August Policy and Ideas

    Wednesday, August 05, 2020 at 07:30 PM · 7 rsvps

    Our regular monthly Policy and Ideas meetings are an opportunity for members to contribute to and discuss local party strategy and to understand and inform policies.

    Each month we will select two or three topics to give each one enough space to have a detailed discussion and to make real progress.

    This month we are discussing two important topics

    Electoral Reform - Putting together a campaign for a better voting system

    Waste, Recycling and the Circular Economy - Formulating our policy for Hackney

    It will be a lively and friendly discussion, open to all members, so please join us by using the RSVP link below.

  • Being a local candidate! - Q&A

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 07:30 PM · 16 rsvps

    Join us at 7:30pm Tuesday 28th to hear how YOU can make a REAL difference to Hackney!

    What it is like to be a Green Party councillor, changing lives for the better?

    What does it take to get elected? And what is it like being a candidate?

    In 2022, Hackney and other London boroughs will get their chance to refresh their council and vote for Greens to represent them.

    If you have ever considered standing as a councillor please sign up below to hear from previous candidates who know what it's like!

    We have a range of speakers lined up who will talk about their experience, the day-to-day reality of campaigning and any golden tips.

    We will also be hearing from current Green Party councillor Rosi Sexton about the huge difference a green in the room can make!

    There will also be lots of time for Q&A, so please get your questions ready!

    Please note: this is an online event so RSVP is essential to get your link to Tuesday's session

  • July Social: Presenting the inaugural HGP Book Club

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 07:30 PM · 15 rsvps

    For this inaugural meeting of our HGP book club we'll be discussing Reni Eddo-Lodge's acclaimed, best-selling first book: Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race.

    You can get the book at the following local bookshops or borrow from a friend!

    https://pagesofhackney.co.uk/
    http://www.stokenewingtonbookshop.co.uk/
    https://www.broadwaybookshophackney.com/
    https://www.newhambooks.co.uk/

    This will be a relaxed discussion event on our thoughts on the issues raised by the book. All welcome.

    The event will open 15 minutes early for anybody who is a newer member of Hackney Green Party to come and say hello to other new members and some longer standing members and find out a bit more about the activities of Hackney Greens.

    If you've got an idea for a book you'd like to discuss at a future book club do get in touch. We'll be aiming to have these as our social event every 2 months (to allow people plenty of reading time!).

  • July Policy and Ideas: Freedom of Information Requests

    Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 07:30 PM · 8 rsvps

    Our monthly Policy and Ideas meetings are an opportunity for members to contribute to and discuss local party strategy and to understand and inform policies. Each month we will select two or three topics to give each one enough space to have a detailed discussion and to make real progress.

    This month we are delighted to have Samir Jeraj teach us all about Freedom of Information requests.. what they are for and how best to make one. An essential tool for all activists and campaigners.

    Samir is NCTJ-qualified freelance journalist based in London. He specialises in housing, social affairs, politics, development and local government. His articles have appeared in the Guardian, The Independent, Inside Housing, the New Statesman, the BBC, Channel 4 News, the New Internationalist, and OpenDemocracy. In 2016 he published The Rent Trap with Rosie Walker. The book was built on years of journalism, campaigning and policy, it set out to expose the desperate situation facing private renters, how it came about through deregulation, privatisiation and commercialisation, and what the alternatives are.

    https://samirjeraj.com/