2 August 2019
Our August meeting is open to the public, so as well as welcoming members, we would welcome all others interested in attending. Please feel free to invite friends and family to come along and ask them to spread the word far and wide.
The meeting has three sessions. Our key attraction is the newly re-elected Green MEP for the South West of England and Gibraltar, Molly Scott Cato, who will be talking to us about how we pursue the Green vision locally and globally in a rapidly changing political context. Molly will be happy to answer any questions you may have. This session will start at 19:30 in the Old School Rooms in Congresbury.
Following Molly’s talk and Q&A session, each of our newly-elected Green councillors – Karin Haverson (Banwell & Winscombe), Stuart McQuillan (Long Ashton) and Bridget Petty (Backwell) - will present brief accounts of their first three months in office. They will be happy to answer questions as well.
The remaining session of the three actually precedes the meeting proper. At 19:00, we shall assemble at the Millennium Bridge in Congresbury in remembrance of the victims of the horrific nuclear attack on Hiroshima on August 6 1945. If you have sufficient manual dexterity to create an origami Peace Crane (instructions), please do so and join us in floating them down the Congresbury Yeo. We shall then walk to the Old School Rooms for Molly’s talk.
Session 1, 19:00: Hiroshima Remembrance 19:00, Millennium Bridge, Congresbury [Map]
Session 2, 19:30: Molly Scott Cato: Pursuing the Green vision locally and globally (+Q&A)
Session 3, 20:15: North Somerset Green councillors (+Q&A)
Venue: Old School Rooms, 1 Station Road, Congresbury, BS49 5DY [Map]
“According to the CDP’s 2017 Carbon Majors Report, 71% of the world’s global industrial greenhouse gas emissions come from just 100 polluters. It is clear by now that the interests of big business do not drive the prosperity of the human race. As a society, we need to change course.
To this end, our protests, scheduled throughout 2019, will serve to raise awareness for a global general strike, beginning September 27.
Until the world’s governments and businesses are held accountable to the people, we are refusing to participate in the system that fills their pockets. There will be no banking, no offices full of employees, no schools full of children, until our demands are met.”
Earth Strike web site
On 4 October, BBC Radio 4 will be hosting Any Questions in the theatre at Backwell School. No details of Panel members are yet available, but these will be published on the School website in due course.
Tickets may be booked online at Eventbrite.
Details to follow.
Venue: Hangstones Pavillion, Stowey Road, Yatton, BS49 4HS
Please note: Details of the meetings planned after the August meeting may change. If the schedule changes or further information becomes available, updates will be issued well in advance of each meeting.