Friday, 11 May 2012

GRASSROOTS 26 may Congress House, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3LS

Grassroots 2012

We’re a community of trade unionists and progressive organisations committed to tackling the big challenges we face right now.  To do that we’ve set up Grassroots, a conference and space that lets us share and hear the most exciting and practical ideas on campaigning, organising and mobilisation.

This year, Grassroots is going to focus on three areas that will help us tackle the challenges we face right now.

Rise up! Building support

How we campaign effectively on issues.

2, 4, 6, 8: How will people congregate

How can we build membership organisations that engage?

Reaching Out

How do we communicate our messages effectively?
For each theme we have three speakers who will be given 20 minutes to put forward their idea and demonstrate its practical use.  After we’ve heard all the ideas, there is a networking session to allow all participants to discuss what they’ve heard and share experiences.




Grassroots opens


Grassroots begins
Opening Speaker: Frances O’Grady, TUC Deputy General Secretary


Rise Up! Building Support starts
Stephanie Bloomingdale, Wisconsin AFL-CIO


Lunch break – Lunch is included in the ticket cost


2, 4, 6, 8 How will people congregate starts
Fiona Ransford, UK Feminista
Carl Roper, TUC


Reach Out theme starts
Giles Fraser
Michelle Stanistreet, National Union of Journalists
Clifford Singer, False Economy 

4.30 pm

Networking event – one drink is provided in the ticket cost

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