Community Empowerment Week

Tottenham Community Empowerment Week 4th – 12th October 2014

Exhibitions / socials / meetings / leaflettings / bike rides / activities / protests / walks / alternatives / consultations / films / conference

Why not plan an event to coincide with the week?
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The Our Tottenham network are calling on people and groups to organise activities and events showcasing the collective power and concerns of those who live and work in Tottenham, and celebrate our strong and diverse communities. The week will build up to the next Our Tottenham Community Conference planned for Saturday 11th October.

As soon as you confirm your event we will add it to the programme which will then be publicised widely.

If you have any ideas or want to contribute to the week, or the community conference, please come along to a coordination meeting or email ourtottenham@gmail.com

Here are some of the events already being planned: Information correct as of 30th September 2014

All Week
Exhibition: How the community transformed Tottenham’s largest park
Two decades of community action in Lordship Rec
Sat-Sun 10-6pm, Mon-Fri 12-6pm @ The Eco Hub Cafe, Lordship Rec, N17 6NU.
Organised by The Friends of Lordship Rec: www.lordshiprec.org.uk www.lordshiphub.org.uk

Saturday 4th October
Working together for the future of Wards Corner
Join us at Seven Sisters market to find out more about the community plan for Wards Corner, give your views and get involved. Enjoy a range of activities (including bike repair and community art) and demonstration projects, and visit local businesses and traders.
2pm onwards, at Seven Sisters market
Organised by Wards Corner Community Coalition: www.wardscorner.wikispaces.com

Saturday 4th October
[Re]Generation Tottenham – Young people’s film / food / poetry slam
4pm-9pm
@ Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Road, N15
Organised by local young people. Please follow @tottenhamGEN

Saturday 4th October
Mark Duggan: The Complete Picture – a public meeting
5pm-8pm
@ North London Community House, 22 Moorefield Road, N17 6PY
The inside story of the inquest into the police killing of Tottenham resident, Mark Duggan. Speakers include : Carole Duggan (Mark’s aunt), Shaun Hall (Mark’s brother), Fidel Santigi (Justice4Mark), and Stafford Scott (Tottenham Rights). Contributions from the families of Cynthia Jarrett, Joy Gardener and Roger Sylvester, and also Linton Kwesi Johnson and Brother Wancee.
Organised by the Justice 4 Mark Duggan campaign: www.tottenhamrights.org.uk/?p=111

Saturday 4th October
City of Migrants: Haringey Migrant Support Centre Second birthday celebration / fundraiser
7pm – late
  Music and food. St John Vianney Church Hall, 386 West Green Road, N15 3QL  £5.
Entry by donation (£5 suggested) NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE. Organised by HMSC: www.haringeymsc.org

Sunday 5th October
Defending Our Homes: Past, Present and Future – wlak around some key sites
Come and join a walk around Tottenham covering some of the places where residents and tenants have organised to defend their homes. Be inspired by past campaigns.
Meet 11am, Broadwater Farm Community Centre, 1 Adams Road, N17
Organised by members of the Our Tottenham Housing Working Group: www.ourtottenham.org.uk

Sunday 5th October
Haringey Needs St Ann’s Hospital – Improvements not sell-offs!
12 noon
  Engagement and leafletting of staff & patients @ the entrance of the Hospital, St Ann’s Rd, N15 3TH
Organised by Haringey Needs St Ann’s Hospital campaign: https://www.facebook.com/HaringeyNeedsStAnnsHospital

Monday 6th October
Bike Ride for World Mental Health Day
To raise awareness of mental health issues in our communities
Assemble 11.30am Bring your bike to one of 2 assembly points – the entrance of St Anns Hospital N15, or to Station Rd N22 opposite Wood Green tube, and then cycle to Lordship Rec, N17 6NU.
Organised by Rockstone Foundation: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rockstone-Foundation/386695084793292

Monday 6th October
Martial arts self defence classes for young women aged 16-25
Urban Krav Maga is a practical method of protecting yourself from attack.
7pm-8pm @ The Triangle Centre, 91-93 St Ann’s Road, N15 6NU     2 a class
Info from: 020 8347 2411 participation@jacksonslane.org.uk

Monday 6th October
REEL News Film and Discussion Night: OUR Neighbourhoods! People power and gentrification

7pm-9.30pm @ T Chances, 399 High Road, N15 6RD
A series of local (Haringey) and international short films about residents defending their neighbourhoods against being forced out by gentrification.
Organised by REEL News: www.reelnews.co.uk

Wednesday 8th October
Celebrate and Defend Tottenham’s Community-run Community Centres
Join the efforts opposing closures, sell offs and demolitions – and to expand provision.
7-9pm @ Chestnuts Community Arts Centre, St Ann’s Road, N15 5BN
Organised by members of the Our Tottenham Coordination Group:   www.ourtottenham.org.uk

Thursday 9th October
Open Air Green Gym – gardening, fitness and fun
11am-2pm
@ East Hale Allotments, Mill Mead Road, Tottenham Hale, N17 9QU
Activities range from putting in fruit trees and plants to building raised beds and keeping the area friendly for wildlife. Come down and get some fresh air and exercise, learn new skills, meet new people, help the environment and have fun!
Organised by The Conservation Volunteers: j.cox@tcv.org.uk  Tel: 020 8348 6005

Friday 10th October
Open Air Green Gym – gardening, fitness and fun
10.30am-1pm
@ Harmony Gardens, Broadwater Farm Community Centre, 1 Adams Road, N17 6HE
Activities range from putting in fruit trees and plants to building raised beds and keeping the area friendly for wildlife. Come down and get some fresh air and exercise, learn new skills, meet new people, help the environment and have fun!
Organised by The Conservation Volunteers:  j.cox@tcv.org.uk  Tel: 020 8348 6005

Saturday 11th October
Our Tottenham Community Conference: Moving Forward Together
Tottenham’s community groups and individuals are invited to come and strengthen cooperation, and to achieve what we want for our neighbourhoods. Includes developing community plans and community-led regeneration.
11-4pm @ North London Community House, 22 Moorefield Road, N17 6PY
Organised by the Our Tottenham network: www.ourtottenham.org.uk

Saturday 11th October
Tottenham Green Multicultural Festival
Foods from all over the world, stalls, bands, Michael Jackson tribute, drumming and dance
12-6pm @ Tottenham Green N15
Organised by Efiba Arts: www.efibaarts.org.uk

And……

(To be confirmed)
Keep it local! Tottenham High Road West public event
Tottenham traders resisting demolition plans say: don’t walk over our businesses, there is an alternative.
Organised by Tottenham Businesses Group

If you have any ideas or want to contribute to the week, or the community conference, please come along a coordination meeting or email ourtottenham@gmail.com