Our social action groups are beginning to develop and we have just also started the first discussion group. We have also set up our own social network site so that these groups can add their own news and get things moving. You can sign up to this site at http://21stcenturynet...
Justice & Peace Group
Angela Viano is keen to get the Justice & Peace group up and running and would be pleased to hear from members who would like to take part. This group will particularly focus on acting at a community level using a pro-active, peaceful and non-reactionary approach. How the group develops can all be discussed at the first meeting so please let Angela know if you are interested and we can get this started Contact the Coordinator Angela Viano
How about a we20 Group in 21st Century Network
The G20 leaders meet in London on 2 April. This is a group of 20 world leaders - people who are together making plans that will affect our future. The G20 are tasked with reforming our failed economies and mapping out our future
A number of we20 groups are now being formed across the globe. These are diverse groups of 20 citizens also together creating plans for our future. It is hopes that there will be many we20 groups across the globe discussing what our leaders the G20 should do and then putting pressure on so they will act on our behalf. We20 links to the G20 summit and other politicians and people who take decisions that impact our lives. we20 meetings are being held by people like you across the world to develop their own ideas for improving our lives. If you are interested in the novel but imaginative idea then contact Barret Stanboulian
Fair Trade Group
A meeting was organised on February 26, 2009 by the Fair Trade Social Action Group. This will be the first of several meetings. This was the first meeting of this group so in many ways it was exploratory and scene setting. This was held at The Amnesty International UK The Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA Contact the Coordinator about future meetings and activities. - Ann-Marie Morgan
Social Action Group for Civil Rights
The Civil Rights Social Action group aims to identify areas of concern, and operate as a platform for information and collective action across different civil rights issues. As a core aim they want to show links between civil rights, local community and the challenge of the environment, and aim to work closely with Immigration and Human Trafficking, Environment and other groups wherever possible.
A meeting took place this Monday but the group meets regularly and you should contact the coordinator Mark Barrett for more information ...
Climate Change Group
Climate change is one of the greatest threats to life on the planet in the 21st Century. We have started this group with the aim initially of being an information base for all things to do with climate change and related issues such as sustainability. We hopethis will enable 21st CN members to access and channel their energy & enthusiasm into areas particular areas of interest.
We are currently working to develop a Transition Towns meetup and this is now being held on May 13th and the Climate Change group will be helping organise the discussion for this evening.
so that members can find out how they can develop this idea in their own localities. Contact our coordinators David Thorne & Neil Lamont here ....
Social Action Group for Art and Entertainment
We recently held a successful meeting on Social Change Through Art & Entertainment at a packed meeting at The Hub in Kings Cross. When people are engaged in an exhibition or a performance, they are more likely to hear the message. The idea behind this group is to hold exhibitions and shows by artists and performers who use their art as a way to encourage and commit people to the action we need to take to improve society.
This group hopes to hold further events and they are also involved in the London Bridge Festival planning. One of these is The Red Nose Cocktail Evening for Comic Relief at the Horniman Pub in Hay's Galleria on Friday, March 13, 8 pm - 12 midnight. £5 entry. Comedy and Jazz. The Horniman pub will be selling the Red Nose Cocktail at £1 each, with all proceeds going to the Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital Charity.More info: http://www.londonbrid...
Contact the Coordinator Greg Tallant for more information.
Science & Religion Discussion Group
Following a very successful meetup this month on “Humanising Beliefs” many people said they would have liked this discussion to carry on. So one of the speakers at that meeting Jay Lakhani has agreed to help start a science and religion discussion group to further many of the issues raised. If you would like to join this group then contact Jay here .....
Climate Change Justice Campaign
Katy Harris a 21st member would also like to add About CAFOD's climate Justice campaign... CAFOD launches its Climate Justice campaign this March, calling for a fair and binding agreement at the UN that puts poor communities at its heart. On 12th March, CAFOD will be kick-starting the campaign with a national launch, including an evening reception and keynote speakers, at Westminster Cathedral Hall, SW1P 1QW from 7pm-9pm. Pre-booking is required, but just call 020 7095 5568 or email email@example.com to book a place.
You can find out more about CAFOD Climate Justice Campaign events across the country here: http://www.cafod.org.uk/news/events-climate-2009-01-27
We also have two other groups – one on Immigration and Human Trafficking and another on Social Business. More information about these will appear in our next newsletter.