Sunday


Creating A Movement To End Austerity 9 - 11am, The Theatre. Hosted by People's Assembly Against Austerity. Junior Doctors on strike, a return to selection in Education, the NHS in crisis and a weak and divided Tory government. This is a discussion on how we create a movement to end austerity as we plan for the Counter-Conference and National Demonstration at Tory Party Conference in Birmingham.

Creating A Movement To End Austerity
9 - 11am, The Theatre.

Hosted by People's Assembly Against Austerity.

Junior Doctors on strike, a return to selection in Education, the NHS in crisis and a weak and divided Tory government. This is a discussion on how we create a movement to end austerity as we plan for the Counter-Conference and National Demonstration at Tory Party Conference in Birmingham.

Building Community Resistance: A Conversation with the Fracking Nanas. 9 - 11am, The Gallery. The panel of Nanas will look at the transformation this threat has brought to hundreds of communities across the country and the world. A conversation for anyone who relies on air and water and cares for the next generation that's depending on us, for theirs.

Building Community Resistance: A Conversation with the Fracking Nanas.
9 - 11am, The Gallery.

The panel of Nanas will look at the transformation this threat has brought to hundreds of communities across the country and the world. A conversation for anyone who relies on air and water and cares for the next generation that's depending on us, for theirs.

The Constitution and Radical Federalism 9 - 11am, The Studio. Hosted by Campaign For Socialism-Momentum Scotland. It will look at constitutional reform across the UK and how we can empower the nations and regions, improving economic democracy at all levels of government. Speakers: Denise Christie - chair of CfS-Momentum Scotland Pauline Bryan - Red Paper Collective Neil Findlay - Scottish Labour MSP  

The Constitution and Radical Federalism
9 - 11am, The Studio.
Hosted by Campaign For Socialism-Momentum Scotland.

It will look at constitutional reform across the UK and how we can empower the nations and regions, improving economic democracy at all levels of government.

Speakers:
Denise Christie - chair of CfS-Momentum Scotland
Pauline Bryan - Red Paper Collective
Neil Findlay - Scottish Labour MSP

 

 
Poems for Jeremy Corbyn 10.15 - 10.45am, The Workshop. Established poet and Britain's first Professor of radio Sean Street will be reading a selection from Poems For Jeremy Corbyn (Shoestring Press), an anthology that he, as well as 50 other poets contributed to. Sean will also read from his wider poetry collection.

Poems for Jeremy Corbyn
10.15 - 10.45am, The Workshop.

Established poet and Britain's first Professor of radio Sean Street will be reading a selection from Poems For Jeremy Corbyn (Shoestring Press), an anthology that he, as well as 50 other poets contributed to. Sean will also read from his wider poetry collection.

Fighting for Justice: Campaigns Against State Violence 11am - 1pm, The Studio. This panel will look at the history of state violence and the failure of the legal system to deliver justice. From police brutality to the Ballymurphy Massacre and Hillsborough, our speakers will discuss how state violence cuts across geographical and racial divisions. Speakers:  Sheila Coleman - Hillsborough Justice Campaign Stephanie Lightfoot-Bennett - United Families and Friends Campaign John Teggart - Ballymurphy Massacre Families John Dunn - Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign

Fighting for Justice: Campaigns Against State Violence
11am - 1pm, The Studio.


This panel will look at the history of state violence and the failure of the legal system to deliver justice. From police brutality to the Ballymurphy Massacre and Hillsborough, our speakers will discuss how state violence cuts across geographical and racial divisions.

Speakers: 

Sheila Coleman - Hillsborough Justice Campaign
Stephanie Lightfoot-Bennett - United Families and Friends Campaign
John Teggart - Ballymurphy Massacre Families
John Dunn - Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign

How to be a Councillor 11am - 1pm, Workshop 2. This workshop will focus on learning about local government, how to put yourself forward as a candidate and how you can become a Labour councillor. It will be a practical session looking at what you need to do to win.

How to be a Councillor
11am - 1pm, Workshop 2.

This workshop will focus on learning about local
government, how to put yourself forward as a
candidate and how you can become a Labour
councillor. It will be a practical session looking at
what you need to do to win.

 
Education: Current & Future Issues 11am - 1pm, The Gallery. The threat of academisation, the return of grammar schools, over-testing, all suggest an education system that doesn’t put the care and creativity of children first. This panel will bring together students, teachers, parents and academics to discuss these issues and alternative visions of education. Speaker: Christine Blower - former general secretary of NUT and trade union liaison for Jeremy For Labour Tom Unterrainer - co-editor Stand Up for Education Sam Keeley - contributor Stand Up for Education, recent academy pupil                                               Shereen Kalideen - Co-founder Rescue Our Schools Jade Baker - teacher

Education: Current & Future Issues
11am - 1pm, The Gallery.

The threat of academisation, the return of grammar schools, over-testing, all suggest an education system that doesn’t put the care and creativity of children first. This panel will bring together students, teachers, parents and academics to discuss these issues and alternative visions of education.

Speaker:
Christine Blower - former general secretary of NUT and trade union liaison for Jeremy For Labour
Tom Unterrainer - co-editor Stand Up for Education Sam Keeley - contributor Stand Up for Education, recent academy pupil                                               Shereen Kalideen - Co-founder Rescue Our Schools
Jade Baker - teacher

There Is No 'Migrant Crisis' 11 - 1pm, The Theatre. Hosted by Global Justice Now. We’re continually told of Europe’s ‘migrant crisis’ – and that strict border controls are needed to solve it. But what is the reality of migration today and what are its real causes? Join a screening of Precarious Trajectories, a new documentary ont eh voices of migrants, followed by a discussion on why we need to fight for freedom of movement, and how. Speakers:  Alex Scrivener - Global Justice Now Tatiana Garavito - Hope Not Hate Simon Parker -  University of York, Precarious Trajectories

There Is No 'Migrant Crisis'
11 - 1pm, The Theatre.

Hosted by Global Justice Now.

We’re continually told of Europe’s ‘migrant crisis’ – and that strict border controls are needed to solve it. But what is the reality of migration today and what are its real causes? Join a screening of Precarious Trajectories, a new documentary ont eh voices of migrants, followed by a discussion on why we need to fight for freedom of movement, and how.

Speakers: 
Alex Scrivener - Global Justice Now
Tatiana Garavito - Hope Not Hate
Simon Parker -  University of York, Precarious Trajectories

Fighting the Higher Education Bill 1 - 3pm, The Gallery. Hosted by UCU Liverpool. The Tories have driven forward a neo-liberal agenda which has seen the increased marketisation of Further and Higher Education. How do we safeguard education for the future? And what do our students think? This open debate will address a number of key issues and look at how Jeremy Corbyn’s proposed National Education Service might actually work.  Speakers:  Jo McNeill - president, Uni of Liverpool UCU & NEC, Pura Ariza - UCU NW regional equality officer Mark Campbell - UCU London Met Saira Weiner - UCU NW joint regional secretary Nina Doran - City of Liverpool College & UCU NEC Anna Oppenheim - NCAFC and NUS NEC Representatives from NUS & NUT

Fighting the Higher Education Bill
1 - 3pm, The Gallery.

Hosted by UCU Liverpool.

The Tories have driven forward a neo-liberal agenda which has seen the increased marketisation of Further and Higher Education. How do we safeguard education for the future? And what do our students think? This open debate will address a number of key issues and look at how Jeremy Corbyn’s proposed National Education Service might actually work. 

Speakers: 
Jo McNeill - president, Uni of Liverpool UCU & NEC,
Pura Ariza - UCU NW regional equality officer
Mark Campbell - UCU London Met
Saira Weiner - UCU NW joint regional secretary
Nina Doran - City of Liverpool College & UCU NEC
Anna Oppenheim - NCAFC and NUS NEC
Representatives from NUS & NUT

 
Football as a Force for Social Change 1 - 3pm, The Theatre. Hosted by Momentum Football. The panel will bring together a range of perspectives from grassroots to Premier League, including the nationally representative Football Supporters' Federation. We'll discuss how football has been a force for social change in the past and what it can do to help transform society today. Speakers: Colin Hendrie - Momentum Football (chair) Andy Walsh - former general manager of FC United James McKenna - Spirit of Shankly David Kelly - Fans Supporting Foodbanks and Everton Supporters Trust Amanda Jacks - Football Supporters Federation Lisa Simmons - Momentum Football/Bay TV

Football as a Force for Social Change
1 - 3pm, The Theatre.

Hosted by Momentum Football.

The panel will bring together a range of perspectives from grassroots to Premier League, including the nationally representative Football Supporters' Federation. We'll discuss how football has been a force for social change in the past and what it can do to help transform society today.

Speakers:
Colin Hendrie - Momentum Football (chair)
Andy Walsh - former general manager of FC United
James McKenna - Spirit of Shankly
David Kelly - Fans Supporting Foodbanks and Everton Supporters Trust
Amanda Jacks - Football Supporters Federation
Lisa Simmons - Momentum Football/Bay TV

Can Britain Stop Screwing up the Global Economy? 1 - 3pm, The Studio.  Hosted by Global Justice Now. The UK has long backed the global push for neoliberalism. But after Brexit do we have a chance to make a different Britain with a different role in the world? Speakers: Nick Dearden - Global Justice Now Sarah-Jayne Clifton - Jubillee Debt Campaign John Christensen - Tax Justice Network  

Can Britain Stop Screwing up the Global Economy?
1 - 3pm, The Studio. 

Hosted by Global Justice Now.

The UK has long backed the global push for neoliberalism. But after Brexit do we have a chance to make a different Britain with a different role in the world?

Speakers:
Nick Dearden - Global Justice Now
Sarah-Jayne Clifton - Jubillee Debt Campaign
John Christensen - Tax Justice Network

 

Putting workers at the centre of a just transition away from fossil fuels 1 - 3pm, Workshop 2. Workers should be shaping and leading this transition. 2016 is the 40th anniversary of the Lucas Plan to shift from building weapons to buses. How do we - as unions and energy campaigners - build a renewable energy system that is owned by the public and run democratically

Putting workers at the centre of a just transition away from fossil fuels
1 - 3pm, Workshop 2.

Workers should be shaping and leading this transition. 2016 is the 40th anniversary of the Lucas Plan to shift from building weapons to buses. How do we - as unions and energy campaigners - build a renewable energy system that is owned by the public and run democratically

 
Black Lives Matter! Building Black Power! 3- 5pm, The Gallery.  Hosted by BARAC & BLM Manchester. Between austerity, migrant-bashing and police brutality, racial prejudices and inequalities are only deepening. This panel will explore how black activists can work with each other and the Labour Party to take the anti-racist struggle and black radicalism forwards to 2020. Speakers: Colette Williams - Manchester Black Lives Matters; PAC45 co-ordinator & founder                                   Chair: Zita Holbourne Co-founder & National Co-Chair BARAC UK. Speakers : Donna Guthrie; BARAC Women's Officer.

Black Lives Matter! Building Black Power!
3- 5pm, The Gallery. 
Hosted by BARAC & BLM Manchester.

Between austerity, migrant-bashing and police brutality, racial prejudices and inequalities are only deepening. This panel will explore how black activists can work with each other and the Labour Party to take the anti-racist struggle and black radicalism forwards to 2020.

Speakers:
Colette Williams - Manchester Black Lives Matters; PAC45 co-ordinator & founder                                   Chair: Zita Holbourne Co-founder & National Co-Chair BARAC UK. Speakers : Donna Guthrie; BARAC Women's Officer.

Where Now for the European Left? 3 - 5pm, The Studio.  Hosted by The Jacobin. The European Left faces continuing austerity across the continent, a rising far-right and diminishing democracy. What should its strategy be to win progressive victories? Speakers:  Clive Lewis MP - Shadow Cabinet member Catarina Principe - Bloco de Esquerda Fabio de Masi MEP - Die Linke Ronan Burtenshaw - Jacobin European editor and Right2Water

Where Now for the European Left?
3 - 5pm, The Studio. 

Hosted by The Jacobin.

The European Left faces continuing austerity across the continent, a rising far-right and diminishing democracy. What should its strategy be to win progressive victories?

Speakers: 
Clive Lewis MP - Shadow Cabinet member
Catarina Principe - Bloco de Esquerda
Fabio de Masi MEP - Die Linke
Ronan Burtenshaw - Jacobin European editor and Right2Water

Power & Politics in the 21st Century 3 - 5pm, The Theatre.  Hosted by Compass. The dawn of the 21st century saw much talk of a new age of leaderless, networked politics powered by social media. But we’ve also seen the failures that can come from a lack of direction or decisive leadership. How do we balance horizontalism with the need for effective political strategy? Speakers:  Neal Lawson (chair) - Director Compass Hillary Wainwright - Red Pepper Editor Jeremy Gilbert - Cultural Theorist Alex Williams - Author & Academic Jacqui Howard - Compass

Power & Politics in the 21st Century
3 - 5pm, The Theatre. 

Hosted by Compass.

The dawn of the 21st century saw much talk of a new age of leaderless, networked politics powered by social media. But we’ve also seen the failures that can come from a lack of direction or decisive leadership. How do we balance horizontalism with the need for effective political strategy?

Speakers: 
Neal Lawson (chair) - Director Compass
Hillary Wainwright - Red Pepper Editor
Jeremy Gilbert - Cultural Theorist
Alex Williams - Author & Academic
Jacqui Howard - Compass

 
Crisis, Theory and the Future 3 - 5pm, The Workshop Space.  Hosted by [Again] Philosophy.  If a crisis is a break from the past, how can we re-purpose it for a better future? How can theoretical reflection contribute to political practice? Our workshop will explore the political concept of crisis and provoke imaginative and personal responses to these ideas. Speakers:  Matt Phull, Will Stronge, and Steve Howard - [Again] Philosophy

Crisis, Theory and the Future
3 - 5pm, The Workshop Space. 

Hosted by [Again] Philosophy. 

If a crisis is a break from the past, how can we re-purpose it for a better future? How can theoretical reflection contribute to political practice? Our workshop will explore the political concept of crisis and provoke imaginative and personal responses to these ideas.

Speakers: 
Matt Phull, Will Stronge, and Steve Howard - [Again] Philosophy

The Politics of Art 5 - 7pm, The Gallery. Hosted by Liverpool Momentum. Salford Community Theatre will perform an extract from their rendering of Walter Greenwood's 'Love on the Dole' followed by a panel discussion on culture and the labour movement. Speakers:  Marcus Barnett - graduate student at LSE and trade unionist Steph Green - co-director Salford Community Theatre and creative education practitioner Rebecca Hillman - Lecturer at University of Exeter and political theatre practitioner Sarah Weston - co-director Salford Community Theatre and PhD candidate at University of Leeds

The Politics of Art
5 - 7pm, The Gallery.
Hosted by Liverpool Momentum.

Salford Community Theatre will perform an extract from their rendering of Walter Greenwood's 'Love on the Dole' followed by a panel discussion on culture and the labour movement.

Speakers: 
Marcus Barnett - graduate student at LSE and trade unionist
Steph Green - co-director Salford Community Theatre and creative education practitioner
Rebecca Hillman - Lecturer at University of Exeter and political theatre practitioner
Sarah Weston - co-director Salford Community Theatre and PhD candidate at University of Leeds

After Brexit: The Rise of the Far Right 5 - 7pm, The Studio. Hosted by Compass. Immigration is often ignored by the left or simply countered with a limp multiculturalism. After Brexit, this can’t continue. This session will address the rise of anti-immigration sentiment, its causes, and how we can tackle it – winning the argument and building black power and cultural hegemony. Speakers:  Anthony Barnett - openDemocracy founder Pragna Patel - Southall Black Sisters Richard Seymour - writer & academic Rachel Shabi - Guardian journalist Jeremy Gilbert - cultural theorist

After Brexit: The Rise of the Far Right
5 - 7pm, The Studio.

Hosted by Compass.

Immigration is often ignored by the left or simply countered with a limp multiculturalism. After Brexit, this can’t continue. This session will address the rise of anti-immigration sentiment, its causes, and how we can tackle it – winning the argument and building black power and cultural hegemony.

Speakers: 
Anthony Barnett - openDemocracy founder
Pragna Patel - Southall Black Sisters
Richard Seymour - writer & academic
Rachel Shabi - Guardian journalist
Jeremy Gilbert - cultural theorist

 
Cultures of Resistance: Film Screening 5 - 7pm, Workshop 2. Hosted by Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival. Using a screening of 2010 documentary, Cultures of Resistance, writer, Chris Jury, founder of the Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival, proposes that an effective counter-culture is not simply window dressing for movements fighting for progressive social change but a prerequisite for success.

Cultures of Resistance: Film Screening
5 - 7pm, Workshop 2.
Hosted by Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival.

Using a screening of 2010 documentary, Cultures
of Resistance, writer, Chris Jury, founder of the
Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival, proposes that an
effective counter-culture is not simply window
dressing for movements fighting for progressive
social change but a prerequisite for success.

Chakrabarti Inquiry: Does Labour have an Antisemitism Problem? 5 - 7pm, The Theatre.  The Chakrabarti Inquiry was a response to widespread allegations of antisemitism in the Labour party, its task to examine evidence for anti-semitism and racism in the Labour Party and how to tackle it. This session asks what now for the debate on anti-Semitism in the Labour party. Speakers:  Jeremy Newmark - chair of Jewish Labour Jackie Walker - Momentum Rhea Wolfson - Labour NEC elect Jonathan Rosenhead - emeritus professor at LSE Richard Kuper - Jews for Justice for Palestine    

Chakrabarti Inquiry: Does Labour have an Antisemitism Problem?
5 - 7pm, The Theatre. 

The Chakrabarti Inquiry was a response to widespread allegations of antisemitism in the Labour party, its task to examine evidence for anti-semitism and racism in the Labour Party and how to tackle it.

This session asks what now for the debate on anti-Semitism in the Labour party.

Speakers: 
Jeremy Newmark - chair of Jewish Labour
Jackie Walker - Momentum
Rhea Wolfson - Labour NEC elect
Jonathan Rosenhead - emeritus professor at LSE
Richard Kuper - Jews for Justice for Palestine
 

 

Labour as a Social Movement 6 - 8pm, The Festival Hall.  Hosted by The World Transformed. How do we democratise the Labour Party and transform it into a social movement? How can we root it in communities, and empower ordinary members? How can Labour relate to other groups and causes without co-opting them? Join our panel to discuss all this and more. Speakers:  Leo Panitch - Research Professor at York University Emma Rees - Momentum national organizer Rachel Maskell MP - Shadow Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary                                           Ewa Jasiewicz - trade union activist Owen Jones - Guardian journalist

Labour as a Social Movement
6 - 8pm, The Festival Hall. 

Hosted by The World Transformed.

How do we democratise the Labour Party and transform it into a social movement? How can we root it in communities, and empower ordinary members? How can Labour relate to other groups and causes without co-opting them? Join our panel to discuss all this and more.

Speakers: 
Leo Panitch - Research Professor at York University
Emma Rees - Momentum national organizer
Rachel Maskell MP - Shadow Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary                                           Ewa Jasiewicz - trade union activist
Owen Jones - Guardian journalist

 
Organizing in Precarious Workplaces 7 - 9pm, The Gallery.  The labour movement faces growing casualisation and precarity of work, across an expanding range of workplaces and industries. Is precarity a new phenomenon? How can unions adapt to deal with these problems? What can we learn from struggles of the past? And what can Corbyn’s Labour party do for us? Speakers:  Kelly Rogers - Ritzy Living Wage Campaign Richard Knights - NUT Supply Teachers' Network Speaker from Sex Worker Open University Ed Mustill - University Worker  

Organizing in Precarious Workplaces
7 - 9pm, The Gallery. 


The labour movement faces growing casualisation and precarity of work, across an expanding range of workplaces and industries. Is precarity a new phenomenon? How can unions adapt to deal with these problems? What can we learn from struggles of the past? And what can Corbyn’s Labour party do for us?

Speakers: 
Kelly Rogers - Ritzy Living Wage Campaign
Richard Knights - NUT Supply Teachers' Network
Speaker from Sex Worker Open University
Ed Mustill - University Worker

 

Latin America: Reform & Resistance 7 - 9pm, The Theatre.  Hosted by Alborada Join us for an evening of documentary clips and discussion on the successes and challenges facing progressive governments and grassroots movements across Latin America – with particular reference to Brazil’s judicial coup, Chile’s struggle for free education, and the ongoing troubles in Venezuela. Speakers: Pablo Navarrete - Director of Alborada Chris Williamson - Former Labour MP for Derby North  

Latin America: Reform & Resistance
7 - 9pm, The Theatre. 

Hosted by Alborada

Join us for an evening of documentary clips and discussion on the successes and challenges facing progressive governments and grassroots movements across Latin America – with particular reference to Brazil’s judicial coup, Chile’s struggle for free education, and the ongoing troubles in Venezuela.

Speakers:

Pablo Navarrete - Director of Alborada
Chris Williamson - Former Labour MP for Derby North

 

Parliamentary Socialism in the 21st Century 7 - 9pm, The Studio. Hosted by The Jacobin.  An exploration of the ideas of Ralph Miliband, their contemporary relevance and the possibilities for parliamentary socialism fifty-five years after his seminal text on the subject. Speakers: Catarina Principe (chair) - Jacobin contributing editor John McDonnell MP - Shadow Chancellor Leo Panitch - Editor of Socialist Register Hilary Wainwright - Editor of Red Pepper Max Shanly - Young Labour

Parliamentary Socialism in the 21st Century
7 - 9pm, The Studio.

Hosted by The Jacobin. 

An exploration of the ideas of Ralph Miliband, their contemporary relevance and the possibilities for parliamentary socialism fifty-five years after his seminal text on the subject.

Speakers:
Catarina Principe (chair) - Jacobin contributing editor
John McDonnell MP - Shadow Chancellor
Leo Panitch - Editor of Socialist Register
Hilary Wainwright - Editor of Red Pepper
Max Shanly - Young Labour

 
Future Visions 8 - 10pm, The Festival Hall. Hosted by The World Transformed. For too long the left has been stuck in a position of critique, articulating what is wrong with the world rather than how it could be. In this session we’ll hear from a series of inspiring writers, activists and artists on society’s current trajectory, and it could be re-aligned in the direction of a more positive, left future. Speakers: Paul Mason - Writer & Journalist Asad Rehman - Head of Campaigns at Friends of the Earth Malia Bouattia - President of NUS Ken Loach - film director and founding member of Left Unity  

Future Visions
8 - 10pm, The Festival Hall.

Hosted by The World Transformed.

For too long the left has been stuck in a position of critique, articulating what is wrong with the world rather than how it could be. In this session we’ll hear from a series of inspiring writers, activists and artists on society’s current trajectory, and it could be re-aligned in the direction of a more positive, left future.

Speakers:
Paul Mason - Writer & Journalist
Asad Rehman - Head of Campaigns at Friends of the Earth
Malia Bouattia - President of NUS
Ken Loach - film director and founding member of Left Unity