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Sunday, 24 June 2012

Hackney's Unemployed - Express Yourself Event - Thursday 28th June 2012

For the last three months a group of Hackney’s unemployed have been working to put on an event: ‘Express Yourself’ which aims to bring unemployed together and empower them to face the challenges of seeking work and dignity at a time when jobs are disappearing.

Express Yourself is this Thursday afternoon, 28 June at Hackney Carers Centre,
96-102 Springfield House, 5 Tyssen Street, London E8
From 12-4pm.
Refreshments provided
Contact us:
07956 546110

There are four sessions:

‘Share what you can do’ which looks at the skills that unemployed people in Hackney have and seeks ways to network them.

‘Unemployed and over 50’ looks at the possibilities that exist to avoid being on the scrap heap, including volunteering, training, work and leisure opportunities.

‘Stop and search’, with the Olympics coming the risk is that the poor are targeted to ensure that they are not visible as London is showcased. This session looks at your rights and encourages attendees to share experiences.

What next’, perhaps the most important session of the day will look at how unemployed workers can support each other and campaign for dignity and decent jobs for everyone.
It is going to be a brilliant day, but there are hundreds (if not thousands) of unemployed workers in Hackney who have no idea it is going on. You can help by:

Forwarding this email to your networks encouraging people to forward it to people they know who are unemployed in Hackney.
Bloging about the event

If you have facebook, please invite friends by linking to the facebook event page:

If you have twitter etc, then please post something about this event and encourage others to attend.

There is a wonderful leaflet for the event which you can view at

If you can distribute any of these over the next few days then please either email, of phone 07956 546110

If anyone can take flyers to leaflet job centres or anywhere else then let us know and we will get some to you.
Finally, of course there is good old word of mouth. If you now anyone who is unemployed in Hackney, then please give them a call, and invite them to this event.
We guarantee that anyone who attends will not be wasting their time.

It would be really helpful, if once you have done one or more of the actions above, you dropped us a line to let us know:

Hackney Unites is a coalition for social justice, if you are not already on our mailing list, you can sign up on-line (  to receive regular updates.

You can also follow us on twitter and join us on facebook.
Many thanks

John Page

Hackney Unites

Wednesday, 20 June 2012