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.

  • March Business and Admin Meeting

    Tuesday, March 09, 2021 at 07:30 PM · 5 rsvps

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

  • Hackney & Islington Phonebank Training

    Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 10:00 AM · 8 rsvps

    Reaching out directly to people is how we build up people powered democracy and can turn Hackney Green!

    Helping to ring round residents is one of the most effective things you can do to support the London Mayor campaign and our campaigns in Hackney. So join us on Sunday 14 March 10-12noon to meet the team and get trained online via Zoom. 

    This is a great way to get involved if you like speaking to people and an easy way to contribute to the campaign from home. 

  • Policy and Ideas Meeting - Local Economy

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 07:30 PM · 2 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.

    We are currently making use of our regular monthly Policy and Ideas meetings to ask members to contribute to a manifesto for the Local Elections 2021.

    For each policy area we ask the question what will we do as Green councillors?

    This month we will be discussing Local Economy. Many Hackney businesses have struggled with the Coid-19 pandemic trading restrictions, particularly in the retail and hospitality sectors. What can we do as councillors to support local businesses, how do we want our high streets to look and how we can make Hackney happy and prosperous.

    It will be a lively and friendly discussion, all welcome.

  • March Organising Meeting

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 06:30 PM

    Join our regular organising meetings to hear updates and opportunities about our upcoming election campaigns and get involved!

    Elected Greens would make a huge difference to Hackney. Sign up below to help us win Green councillors. 💚

    Join us at 6.30pm - 8pm to discuss our latest campaigns, get involved and reach out to new volunteers. New faces always welcome!

    Please RSVP below.

  • April Book Club

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 07:30 PM · 1 rsvp

    Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain by Satnam Sangher

    For this month's book club we'll be discussing Empireland by Satnam Sangher. Join us for a very relaxed discussion of the themes arising from the book. Having read the book is not mandatory!

    The official blurb:

    In his brilliantly illuminating new book Sathnam Sanghera demonstrates how so much of what we consider to be modern Britain is actually rooted in our imperial past. In prose that is, at once, both clear-eyed and full of acerbic wit, Sanghera shows how our past is everywhere: from how we live to how we think, from the foundation of the NHS to the nature of our racism, from our distrust of intellectuals in public life to the exceptionalism that imbued the campaign for Brexit and the government's early response to the Covid crisis. And yet empire is a subject, weirdly hidden from view.

    The British Empire ran for centuries and covered vast swathes of the world. It is, as Sanghera reveals, fundamental to understanding Britain. However, even among those who celebrate the empire there seems to be a desire not to look at it too closely - not to include the subject in our school history books, not to emphasize it too much in our favourite museums.

    At a time of great division, when we are arguing about what it means to be British, Sanghera's book urges us to address this bewildering contradiction. For, it is only by stepping back and seeing where we really come from, that we can begin to understand who we are, and what unites us.

     

    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/

    Or order online here
    https://dauntbooks.co.uk/shop/books/utopia-for-realists/
    https://uk.bookshop.org/

    Happy reading! 📖📚📙



Recent Events:

  • March Organising Meeting

    Thursday, March 04, 2021 at 06:30 PM · 11 rsvps

    Join our regular organising meetings to hear updates and opportunities about our upcoming election campaigns and get involved!

    Elected Greens would make a huge difference to Hackney. Sign up below to help us win Green councillors. 💚

    Join us at 6.30pm - 8pm to discuss our latest campaigns, get involved and reach out to new volunteers. New faces always welcome!

    Please RSVP below.

  • February Book Club

    Monday, February 22, 2021 at 07:30 PM · 8 rsvps

    Our popular book club continues in January with a book on the current hot topic of a Universal Basic Income (UBI).

    About the book (offical blurb):

    Let’s start with a little history lesson: in the past, everything was worse.

    We live in a time of unprecedented upheaval. Everywhere there are pressing questions: about the future, society, work, happiness, family and money. Yet no political party of the right or left is providing us with answers (Ed: apart from the Green Party of course 🙄)

    Rutger Bregman, a bestselling Dutch historian, explains that it needn't be this way. Bregman shows that we can construct a society with visionary ideas that are, in fact, wholly implementable. Every milestone of civilization - from the end of slavery to the beginning of democracy - was once considered a utopian fantasy. New utopian ideas such as universal basic income and a 15-hour work week can become reality in our lifetime.

    This guide to a revolutionary yet achievable utopia is supported by multiple studies, lively anecdotes and numerous success stories. From a Canadian city that once completely eradicated poverty, to Richard Nixon's near implementation of a basic income for millions of Americans, Bregman takes us on a journey through history, beyond the traditional left-right divide, as he introduces ideas whose time has come.

    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/

    Or order online here
    https://dauntbooks.co.uk/shop/books/utopia-for-realists/
    https://uk.bookshop.org/

    Happy reading! 📖📚📙

  • Data Party

    Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 07:00 PM · 12 rsvps

    Can you spare a couple of hours to help us out with cleaning up some of our electoral roll data?

    Many hands make light work, you can help us work through a bunch of probable duplicates in our election data and it's an opportunity to hang out with some fellow Hackney Green party members whilst doing so.

    No experience or special skills required, we'll start with a run through of what needs doing, it's pretty straightforward.  You just need an internet browser on a laptop/desktop in order to take part.

    The call will be held over zoom, RSVP for joining instructions.

    We hope to see you there!

  • Policy and Ideas Meeting - Housing

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 07:30 PM · 13 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.

    We are currently making use of our regular monthly Policy and Ideas meetings to ask members to contribute to a manifesto for the Local Elections 2021.

    For each policy area we ask the question what will we do as Green councillors?

    This month we will be discussing Housing, including renting, social housing provision and the new housing allocations policy. We will also talk about developments like Woodberry Down and the effect they are having on residents.

    It will be a lively and friendly discussion, all welcome.

  • February Organising meeting

    Monday, February 15, 2021 at 07:00 PM · 7 rsvps

    Join our regular organising meetings to hear updates and opportunities about our upcoming election campaigns and get involved!

    Elected Greens would make a huge difference to Hackney. Sign up below to help us win Green councillors. 💚

    Join us at 7pm - 8pm to discuss our latest campaigns and get involved. New faces always welcome!

    Please RSVP below.

  • February Business and Admin Meeting

    Tuesday, February 09, 2021 at 07:30 PM · 16 rsvps

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

  • Member outreach

    Thursday, February 04, 2021 at 07:00 PM · 5 rsvps

    Join our virtual phonebank at 7pm on Thursday to help us reach out to members from the comfort of your home.

    We will be asking members to support our campaigns with a donation so we can keep our campaigns running during lockdown.

    This is a great way to get involved if you like speaking to people and would like to see Hackney turn Green! Training will be provided. 

    Every volunteer makes a huge difference - can you help? Sign up below.

  • January Organising meeting

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 07:30 PM · 8 rsvps

    Join our regular organising meetings to hear updates and opportunities about our upcoming election campaigns and get involved!

    Elected Greens would make a huge difference to Hackney. Sign up below to help us win Green councillors. 💚

    Join us at 7.30-8.30pm to discuss our latest campaigns and get involved. New faces always welcome!

    Please RSVP below.

  • Policy and Ideas Meeting - Waste

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 07:30 PM · 12 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 a topic to give each one enough space to have a detailed discussion and to make real progress.

    This month we are discussing Waste, Recycling and the Circular Economy - formulating our policy for Hackney. This will build on the work we did last August at a previous meeting and members are welcome to suggest actions and policies, as well as comment on the work done so far.

    The question we are addressing is what will we do as Green councillors?

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

  • January Business and Admin Meeting

    Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 07:30 PM · 31 rsvps

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