Saturday 13 February 2016
Libertarian Social Centres: MayDay Rooms & London Anarchist Resource CentreSpeakers: Georgia Anderson, Howard Slater and L`ARC member
MayDay Rooms, an educational charity, was founded as a safe haven for historical material. Rather than being a ring-fenced ‘repository’ it’s an active social resource; a place where, amidst the austerity-driven threats to education & spaces of dissent, groups can gather to activate the historical material & feed these into current struggles. The MD Rooms collections are deliberately eclectic. Whilst we hold larger collections (Greenham Common), most are modest in size & cover themes from counter-educational initiatives (Schooling & Culture), to social protest (Poll Tax Rebellion), counter-culture (Scratch Orchestra) & activist collectives (East London Big Flame). MDR sees history as a constant inspiration & is working on digitalisation platforms to make the inspirational efforts of the past more widely available. A speaker from LARC will tell us about their own way of providing a radical meeting place.
Venue: Epicentre, West Street, Leytonstone E11 4LJ
7.30 p.m. Buffet (bring something if you can) 8.00 p.m. Talk & discussion till 10 p.m.
Travel & Access
Stratford stations & 257 bus Leytonstone tube (exit left) & 257/W14 bus Overground: Leytonstone High Rd, turn right, short walk
Disabled access, car park, bikes can be brought in, quiet children welcome. You can phone to confirm the talk will be as shown. Meetings open to all - just turn up. Enquiries 0208 555 5248 Free entry: voluntary donations welcome
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