Rebuilding working-class education

REBUILDING THE TRADITION OF INDEPENDENT WORKING-CLASS EDUCATION

MEETING

Saturday 4th February 2012

10.30 – 3.30

Brunswick Centre, near Russell Square Tube, London

£6.00 includes lunch. Pay on the day.

Please email now to confirm / book your place

venablesk@yahoo.co.uk

“How can Independent Working-Class Education contribute to today’s class struggle? What can we learn from history?”

The programme will be participatory, valuing what colleagues bring to the day. Presentations will include:

Colin Waugh: Lessons from the Plebs Strike; Louise Raw: The Matchworkers’ Struggle;  Jane Martin: Organising for Socialism: Mary Bridges Adams and IWCE; John Grigg: The Work of Labour Heritage; Mary Davis: Shop Stewards Education and Women – a neglected majority of the working class; Dave Welsh: Trades Councils and Workers’ Education today – New Directions.

Directions: from Russell Square Tube follow Marchmont Street to Entrance One of the Brunswick Centre / big block of flats. There will be signs. Put Flat 10 (Community Centre) in entry phone and ring. Lift to Floor 2. Follow signs.

IWCE Project tries to

  • Develop a diverse range of education materials and approaches for trade union and other working-class and progressive movement groups
  • Respect the role of the working class in making history, and in making the future.