Crash! The financial crisis and what to do about it


Saturday 24th November 2012
10.30 – 17.00
Main Building, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET

If you want to understand how the global economy got into such a mess and what to do about it this event is for you!

The financial crisis has led to wide-ranging cuts to public services, job losses and massive bank bailouts in the UK. This isn’t the first time this has happened – countries across the global South have experienced the same process after devastating debt crises from the 1970s to the present day.

Find out about the history of the present financial crisis, understand the basics of how it happened and the impacts it is having on social justice in the UK and around the world.

Whether you are interested in global justice or the UK anti-cuts movement, whether you know a bit about the economy or nothing at all, this event is for you.

Speakers include:

  • Nick Dearden of Jubilee Debt Campaign
  • Iolanda Fresnillo Spanish Debt and anti-austerity activist.
  • Maxie Hayles, Human Rights activist and Chair of Birmingham Black Activists Rising Against Cuts
  • Dotun Oloku, Anti-corruption campaigner
  • Rob Planton, Disabled People Against Cuts
  • Kate, UK Uncut
  • Josh, Occupy activist and London Roots Collective
  • Emma Hughes, Red Pepper
  • Jane Thomas, Friends of the Earth
  • John Cooper, Christian Aid
  • Murray Worthy, War on Want
  • Carole Parkes, Co-director of Social responsibility and sustainability, Aston University

Workshops will include:

  • How to understand the financial crisis
  • What would a fair economy look like?
  • Tax Justice in the UK and around the world
  • How to communicate effectively about the financial crisis
  • A direct action taster session
  • Local economies in the West Midlands
  • Eurozone crisis: what is going on?
  • Austerity explained

And more…… The full programme can be downloaded here

This is a free event, but register at or phone 020 7324 4722

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