With Britain unsure of the future after Brexit, more people in insecure and low-paid work, racism and xenophobia on the rise and public services under threat, there hasn’t been a more important moment for the left to have a clear vision of the future.
Chair: | Dr Faiza Shaheen, Director of Class |. Speakers: | Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party | Paul Mason, Film Maker, Broadcaster, Writer | Tim Roache, General Secretary, GMB | Malia Bouattia, NUS President |
With a Tory government negotiating the Brexit deal we can expect one that hurts the working class the most. What is the vision for a Brexit that works for everyday people and how can we achieve it?
Chair: | Dr Faiza Shaheen |. Speakers: | Keir Starmer Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the EU | Claude Moraes MEP, Chairman of the European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) | Nick Dearden, Director of Global Justice Now | Professor Özlem Onaran, Director of Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre , University of Greenwich
Britain is at a crossroads and it’s the lefts job to ensure we find the progressive path. What can we be doing practically to build a progressive future for Britain?
Speakers: | Owen Jones, Author, Journalist | Francesca Martinez, Campaigner, Comedian | Will Hutton, Political Economist and Writer
Chair: | Craig Dawson, GMB National Exec, Young Labour National Committee, TUC General Council | . Speakers: | Malia Bouattia, NUS President | Caroline Hill, National Chair, Young Labour | Lorenza Antonucci, Social Policy Scholar | Poppy Noor, Freelance Journalist
Chair: | Dr Faiza Shaheen |. Speakers: | Zahra Dalilah, Journalist, Take Back The City organiser | Sekai Makoni, Ubele | Dr Wanda Wyporska, Director of Equality Trust
Chair: | David Wearing, Guardian Journalist |. Speakers: | Omar Khan, Director of Runnymede | Frances Ryan, Journalist | Siobhan Edean, National officer for equalities | Stefan Stern, High Pay Centre
Chair: | Sakina Sheikh |. Speakers: | Dave Powell, Associate Director NEF | Jonathan Bartley, Green Party Leader | Melanie Smallman, Science Policy
Chair: | Lydia Priag, University of Cambridge |. Speakers: | Sarah Clifton, Director of Jubilee Debt Campaign | Professor Steve Keen | Tony Greenham, Director of Economy, Enterprise and Manufacturing |
Chair: | Carys Afoko, Communications Director at Sum of Us | . Speakers: | Professor Danny Dorling | Holly Rigby
Chair: | Ellie O'Hagan |. Speakers: | Trish Ford, Senior Unite the Union Rep Toyota, Vice-Chair, Unite Manufacturing Combine | Dr Olivier Sykes, University of Liverpool |
Chair: | Ellie O'Hagan, Journalist | . Speakers: | Maya Goodfellow, Journalist | David Wearing, Journalist | Saira Grant, Chief Executive of Joint Council for Welfare of Immigrants | Lisa Nandy MP
Chair: | Stefan Stern, High Pay Centre |. Speakers: | Rebecca Long Bailey MP (invited) | Professor Prem Sikka | Rob Palmer, Global Witness
Speakers: | Cat Hobbs, Director of We Own It | Dr Andrew Cumbers | Hilary Wainwright, Red Pepper | Andrew Towers, Head of Political Strategy, Communication Workers Union | Finn Brennan, District Organiser, ASLEF |
Chair: | Ayeisha Thomas-Smith, Compass |. Speakers: | Sisters Uncut | Professor Danny Dorling | Tom Copley, London Assembly |
Chair: Faiza Shaheen, Director of Class. Speakers: | Steve Turner, Unite the Union, Assistant General Secretary | Nick Srnicek, Author | Stephen Cavalier, Chief Executive, Thompsons Solicitors | John Hendy, IER | Carys Afoko. Communications Director at Sum of Us |
Lunch will be available to order at registration at a small cost for those who want it. Refreshments will be provided on arrival.
If you have any queries regarding Class's national conference or would like any further information contact:
Kennedy Walker, Communications and Events Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 7611 2502.
The Centre for Labour and Social Studies (Class) is a new think tank established in 2012 to act as a centre for left debate and discussion. Originating in the labour movement, Class works with a broad coalition of supporters, academics and experts to develop and advance alternative policies for today.
Visit our full website for more information: www.classonline.org.uk