It is with great excitement that we invite you to a PPS-UK national gathering hosted by the London Chapter.
When: Saturday, 21st November 2009, 1-5 p.m + social event in the evening.
Where: London Action Resource Centre, 62 Fieldgate street, Whitechapel, London, E1 1ES
PPSUK has continued to grow after our first annual meeting early this year and now we need to consolidate this growth and take the development of PPSUK to the next level. More and more people are beginning to be concerned with institutional alternatives such as Parecon. In line with this, PPSUK has increased its presence in progressive/leftist circles with our new website hosting a great deal of exciting debate, projects and organising for a participatory society. PPSUK seems to be attracting an extremely diverse group of people. Many are new to activism but are deeply concerned and convinced of the need for alternatives such as parecon. All this is good news! However, to develop further and to win a participatory society PPSUK will need to bring together its membership to move forward on issues such as national structure/decision making and constitutions etc.
Efforts on this have already started on the website forum but we need those that are interested in winning a participatory society to get together at the national level in order to take us forward. The London chapter has organised this meeting as a means of bringing members together for these purposes and to work on other projects etc. We particularly encourage members who don’t have local groups to come along and chat with those that have set up and developed local groups in their areas and exchange contacts/network/ideas. We need to build up PPSUK on the local level but also bring ParSoc type institutions into our organisation up to the national level. These are exciting times and we hope to see you there.
As if the chance of a day out in London isn’t appealing enough (sorry bit Londoncentric), we will also be having a "festive" social event after business is done.
WHAT TO DO NOW:
SIGN UP AS A MEMBER – if you are not already a member sign up on our website
ATTENDANCE – please let us know whether you are attending by logging in to the website and checking ‘attending this event’ on the events page
CONTRIBUTE TO THE AGENDA – suggest and discuss items for the agenda which we will finalise over the upcoming weeks.
thanks, and hope to see you there!
The PPS-UK London Chapter