Following a meeting at Centreprise on the 10th December, with members of Hackney Independent, London Coalition against Poverty (LCAP), London Catholic Worker and other individuals, an inaugural meeting of the Hackney Solidarity Network (working title! ) has been organised for upstairs at the MOTH club on Valette Street in Hackney (behind the Ocean on the corner of Morning Lane) for Monday February 11th 2008 at 7.30 pm
The purpose of the Hackney Solidarity Network is to:
1) Provide a space where both individuals and group from across Hackney can come to network, to report back on and share information on what they are doing, and to share skills and knowledge etc
2) Improve communication between campaigns, groups and individuals
3) Give people the opportunity to meet and socialise with each other.
4) Facilitate joint working and campaigning – this group, is not seeking to organise action but simply to bring together community activists, those temporarily `resting’(!) and hopefully individuals looking to get involved
It is aimed at those involved in any sort of campaigning, community and voluntary work that seeks to help individuals and communities in Hackney.
Each meeting will have a guest speaker to tell us what they are up to for 10 to 15 minutes. At the first meeting LCAP will report on their current campaign of supporting homeless people at Hackney Homeless Persons Unit.