From: Bill Kerry <[email protected]
uk>Date: 1 November 2011 5:19:23 AM NZDTTo: ‘Bill Kerry’ <bill[email protected] uk>Subject: The Equality Trust: Supporter & Local Groups bulletin (Oct 2011)
COULD ALL LOCAL GROUP CO-ORDINATORS PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH THEIR LOCAL GROUP MEMBERS – MANY THANKS!
There’s a bit of a focus on Local Groups this month so could the co-ordinators please ensure their groups are sent this bulletin – thank you.
LOCAL GROUP COMMUNICATIONS: after having some problems with the Portal, we have prepared a very short and easy questionnaire for all local group members to complete telling us how best you would like to manage communications. The questionnaire can be found here:http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/
ZJDNWXW. Please do take the time to fill this in – it will really help us get things right for you.
WEBCHAT WITH WILKINSON & PICKETT: we have arranged a Q & A webchat session with Richard & Kate on Monday 7th November 2011 at 7pm. If you would like to participate, please click on the link here http://www.equalitytrust.org.
uk/community/web-chat-tutorialand follow the instructions – and please make sure to log on by 6pm, an hour before the session is due to start, to submit your questions and chat with your fellow egalitarians. This is the first time we’ve tried something like this, so please bear with us if there are any teething problems on the night and we’ll do our best to keep things running smoothly. A big thank you goes to our researcher, Hector Rufrancos, who suggested this idea and who has made it happen. If you have any queries about the process, please contact Hector.
RESEARCH: our Research Digest #3 “The Lives of the Other Four Fifths” was released earlier this month and for those who’ve not read it, we thoroughly recommend it. It aims to get behind the statistics to look at the reality of life for people across an unequal society and how their fortunes vary. Thanks go to Anna Barford for her work in putting that together.
2011 CONFERENCE UPDATE: the conference is now fully booked and we have a really excellent mix of Supporters and Local Group representatives coming along. We will be launching our new pay ratios campaign at the conference which we hope you will support and get involved in.
LONDON CALLING: the London Equality Group is gearing up to run its campaign to make reducing inequality a key theme of next year’s Mayoral election. They are seeking volunteers to help them and a message from the group is posted below this email. Anyone in the London area who might be able to helpplease contact Benedict Rickey (see his email address below) – not me!
AND FINALLY… we have been contacted by the Red Shed Players, based at Wakefield Labour Club, who this year are presenting a version of Cinderella with themes of equality very much to the fore. They would like to offer a performance to any (reasonably) local equality groups as a fundraiser – the show should be ready about the start of December and will last an hour. This is part of their commitment to ‘fellowship is all’ and commitment to entertainment and social opportunities for ‘progressive’ folk. If you are interested, please contact Peter Hirst at [email protected] .
Best Wishes, Bill.
Supporter & Local Groups Manager
Co-director of The Equality Trust
“Because more equal societies work better for everyone”
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Message from London Equality Group
The London Equality Group is determined to make equality a major issue in the campaign for the new Mayor of London in 2012. We have a manifesto called My Fair London, a campaign strategy, and volunteers for press and PR, lobbying, events, partnerships and social media. We’re doing our best to run a professional and well thought out campaign. However, we need even more help and are looking for an additional volunteer or volunteers in the period from January until May 2012. You will be playing a pivotal role in helping us making equality a major issue in the Mayoral election campaign.
Interested? Want more details? Contact Benedict Rickey on: [email protected]