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.

  • Weekly Organising Meeting with Caroline Russell!

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 06:30 PM · 1 rsvp

    Come along to our weekly organising meeting to hear updates and opportunities about our upcoming election campaigns and get involved! This week, Caroline Russell will join and tell us about what she's being doing in the London Assembly and how you can get involved with her campaign for the London Assembly local constituency seat. You'll also get a chance to ask Caroline questions!

    Elected Greens  make a huge difference to Hackney. Sign up below to help Caroline win in the assembly and to help get Green councillors elected in Hackney. 💚

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

    6.30-7pm - Chat with Caroline Russell

    7-7.30pm - phone bank

    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:

  • Weekly Organising Meeting with Sian Berry!

    Tuesday, April 06, 2021 at 06:30 PM · 24 rsvps

    Come along to our weekly organising meeting to hear updates and opportunities about our upcoming election campaigns and get involved! This week, Sian Berry will join and tell us about her campaign and how you can get involved. You'll also get a chance to ask Sian questions!

    A Green Mayor would make a huge difference to London. Sign up below to help Sian win and to help get Green councillors elected in Hackney. 💚

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

    6.30-7pm - Chat with Sian Berry

    7-7.30pm - organising meeting

    Please RSVP below.

  • Weekly Organising Meeting

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 06:30 PM · 4 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 to discuss our latest campaigns, get involved and reach out to new volunteers. New faces always welcome!

    6.30-7pm - Phonebank

    7-7.30pm - organising meeting

    Please RSVP below.

  • March Organising Meeting

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 06:30 PM · 6 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 to discuss our latest campaigns, get involved and reach out to new volunteers. New faces always welcome!

    6.30-7pm - Phonebank

    7-7.30pm - organising meeting

    Please RSVP below.

  • Policy and Ideas Meeting - Local Economy

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 07:30 PM · 4 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 2022.

    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.

  • Hackney & Islington Phonebank Training

    Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 10:00 AM · 14 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. 

  • March Business and Admin Meeting

    Tuesday, March 09, 2021 at 07:30 PM · 19 rsvps

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

  • 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.