Switch on! Winning Public Energy in London

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Switch On!
Winning Public Energy In London

Launching Switched On London with a celebration of people power in our city!
Book your free ticket and join on Facebook.

When? Saturday April 23rd, 11.30-5.00
Where? Myatts Field North Centre, 24 Crawshay Road, Myatts Field, London, SW9 6FZ

On Saturday April 23rd, Switched On London is launching with a celebration of people power in our city, and a demonstration of support for residents of the Myatts Field estates in Lambeth – where tenants and residents are resisting new heating systems imposed by the council, which leave people vulnerable to cold homes and fuel poverty.

Join us for an inspiring day of workshops, discussion and action for people-powered energy!

Speakers including:
– Stefan Taschner, spokesperson for the Berliner Energietisch campaign for public energy in Berlin
– Amina Gichinga, Take Back the City
– Potent Whisper, musician, spoken word artist and campaigner with Our Brixton
– Ruth London, Fuel Poverty Action
– Dotty Guerrero – international climate justice activist, Transnational Institute and Women in Mining network in Africa
– Campaigners from Algeria Solidarity Campaign, Disabled People Against Cuts, Lambeth Pensioners’ Action Group, Save Cressingham Gardens, Unite Community, Brick Lane Debates, South East London Community Energy, Shake!, PCS.

Workshops including:
– Creating a people’s energy company… a participatory forum to share your experiences and ideas to help shape Switched On London’s demand for a people’s energy company in London.
– Know Your Energy Rights… a practical workshop on how to defend your legal rights and get a fairer deal from your energy supplier, landlord or housing provider.
– Building energy democracy… hear from inspiring examples of democratic energy from around the UK and beyond, and discuss what energy democracy could look like here in London.

So much of what we love about London has been shaped by ordinary people coming together to fight injustice. But today, from unaffordable rents to unliveable wages, from cold and damp homes to dirty polluted air, everyday life in the capital is becoming more and more difficult.

Switched On London – a coalition of community organisations, environmentalists and trade unions – think that part of the answer is a people’s energy company, owned publicly by the city. We want an affordable, clean and democratic alternative to the mistrusted Big Six. Insulating our homes, driving new renewable power and bringing down our bills. Owned by us, controlled by us, run in our interests.

– Book your free ticket at http://switchon.eventbrite.co.uk/
– Early lunch provided from 11.30 – 12.30 on a donation basis
– The venue is fully accessible
– Kids space provided
– We have a small budget to cover travel costs for people who could not otherwise afford to come. If you’d like help with your travel costs, please get in touch in advance to laura@switchedonlondon.org.uk.

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