So, the cuts cafe ball has been rolling and we thought we’d share what’s new. If you’ve got any suggestions or want to get involved, message me back.
Cuts cafe is going to be an occupied space in the city centre that we’ll put to use with workshops, talks, art spaces, actions and entertainment. It’ll be open all week with tea and a space to chill as well as ongoing activites to engage with to help us explore the way the cuts are affecting Leeds, how we use public services and what the government spends our money on.
There will be a timetable of events published nearer the time which will include talks about the NHS, housing in Leeds, education and benefits, discussions on how we can learn from past and present resistance movements, a film night, games night, live music and a poetry slam (see here for more details: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=180840761947366 ). There will also be spaces to talk about how to organise collectively in Leeds.
We’re putting this on alongside the cuts agenda of the current government, trying to work out a response that looks to transform, not defend, the status quo. But hopefully more answers will emerge from discussions throughout the week.
Invite your friends
Spread the word. Everything will be decided by those who turn up. So invite your friends on follow the blog, invite them to the facebook event (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=143071402416936), we’ve got lots of posters and flyers so let us know if you can spread them in your area or at any events you’re going to. And see you there.