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.

  • July Business and Admin Meeting

    Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 07:30 PM · 7 rsvps

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

  • July Policy and Ideas

    Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 07:30 PM · 4 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/

  • July Social: Presenting the inaugural HGP Book Club

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 07:30 PM · 12 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!).

  • Being a local candidate! - Q&A

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 07:30 PM · 3 rsvps

    Join us at 7:30pm to hear what it is like to be a Green Party local election 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.

    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 the session



Recent Events:

  • Virtual Phonebank - Help get Greens elected!

    Thursday, July 02, 2020 at 06:30 PM · 7 rsvps

    On Thursday 2nd July, we will be running a Virtual Phonebank, where we call up Green Party members and ask whether they are able to undertake a short survey about the local issues in their ward.

    This will help us to gather information on voters' attitudes in every ward across Hackney, which means we can focus our volunteers' energy on campaigning in the wards where we can win!

    All of the information and material that you need will be provided, just be sure to RSVP below and we will send you the link to our online virtual phonebank!

    This is a great way to get involved in helping Greens WIN in Hackney - don't worry if it is your first time, full training will be provided.

    See you there!

  • Hackney Green Party AGM 2020

    Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 07:30 PM · 26 rsvps

    Each year we have an Annual General Meeting (AGM) where we perform some constitutional duties as a party.

    Including.

    (1) Election of committee positions as required by the national party: Local Party Contact, Co-ordinator, Treasurer, Election Agent. 

    (2) Nominations for the above, and any policy motions, should be submitted no later than 2 weeks before the meeting.

    (3) Anyone who can’t attend in person can attend by skype/phone, submit written representations, or nominate someone as a proxy

    We also endeavour to make this an informative and inspiring evening, preparing us for the year ahead.. expect a workshop, lots of discussion and a great opportunity to meet and get to know fellow members better.

    Contributions and questions to contactus@hackney.greenparty.org.uk

    Hope to see you there.

  • June Business and Admin Meeting

    Tuesday, June 09, 2020 at 07:30 PM · 12 rsvps

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

  • Quiz Night: Battle of the Boroughs

    Friday, May 22, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 41 rsvps

    Join us for the hottest match of the year: Hackney vs Islington- the Battle of the Boroughs.

    We'll be getting quizzical online with our superhost Charlotte in charge of the questions. Join us online to boost your borough and support your team. Competitiveness welcomed. 

  • May Policy and Ideas

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 07:30 PM · 14 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 continuing our work in making a Hackney a better place for people and planet... firstly by scrutinising Hackney Council and holding it to account by beinging an effective opposition and secondly campaigning for our own vision and plans for Hackney.

    We are keen for members to get involved so please join us to share your ideas and expertise on issues such as Transport, Health, Housing and the Climate Emergency, and help us make a plan of action.

    Look forward to seeing you all online!

  • May Business & Admin Meeting

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 07:30 PM · 10 rsvps

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

  • Hackney Green Party Social

    Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 8 rsvps
    Come along to our monthly social event to find out what we're up to, how you can get involved and have a relaxed evening with Green Party members and supporters!

    This month we have an online BYOQ Quiz Night, so login, get a drink and join us for some relaxed chat and (optionally) bring you own questions to get our members thinking (10 questions or five mins worth ideal)

    Warning.. there may be scenes of high competitiveness
  • An Evening with Natalie Bennett

    Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 07:30 PM · 13 rsvps

    This month we have a very special treat, Green peer Natalie Bennett (aka Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle) is joining us to talk about her work at the House of Lords, the Covid-19 response and anything else you want to ask her.

    Natalie was introduced as the second Green peer in the House of Lords on the 15th of October, 2019, joining Jenny Jones in the House.

    She was Leader of the Green Party from 2012 to 2016, taking part in the televised leaders debates in 2015. That year, the Greens won more than 1 million votes.

    She brings the experience of decades of campaigning for change on three continents, and the knowledge of what’s being done well and badly from cities and towns across the UK.

    Natalie’s made her home in Sheffield, in Manor Castle ward, from which she takes her title.

    https://nataliebennett.org/about-natalie-bennett

    Look forward to seeing you all online!

    This event is part of our regular monthly Policy and Ideas meetings which are an opportunity for members to contribute to and discuss local party strategy and to understand and inform policies. If you have any ideas or topics you want to discuss for future meetings then get in touch.

  • April Business & Admin Meeting

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 07:30 PM · 6 rsvps

    Join us for our regular monthly meeting where we'll be discussing our plans in the local area, responses to the virus crisis and other items.

  • Data Party

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 06:30 PM · 8 rsvps
    Online via Google Hangouts in London, United Kingdom

    We are holding another of our popular Data Parties to enter a bunch of election day data.

    It will be a little different this time as it'll be online due to the current situation.

    Join from the comfort of your own home, you'll just need a laptop, desktop or tablet. It will probably be easiest with a laptop/desktop.

    We'd normally be sat round a table together having some friendly banter and listening to a few tunes in the background, so the vibe will be slightly different but hopefully we can create something similar.

    It'll be an easy going evening and an opportunity to see some more Hackney Greens faces.

    Set yourself up with some snacks and refreshments, you're welcome to enjoy a beer or glass of wine if you fancy.  We can compare snacks over the video link.

    Things will kick off from 6:30pm onwards but it's not a problem to join a bit later if you need to.

    Please RSVP below and you'll be sent joining instructions.

    See you there!

    Joining the Meeting

    The meeting will be hosted on Google Hangouts.

    You can join in a web browser from your computer, but you will probably find it easiest to use your phone for hangouts and your computer for the data entry.

    Note: Please have your phone charging cable available as the video call will drain your battery otherwise.

    Installing the Hangouts mobile App

    You can install the Hangouts App for Android or iOS using the links below:

    Android: Google Play Store

    iOS: Apple App Store

    Please RSVP so I can send you the Hangouts meeting link to join on the day.