An event from our friends at Jubilee Debt Campaign and Methodist Tax Justice Network, relating to our previous theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal:
Ann Pettifor: “A Moral Economy”
Wednesday May 10th 6.30 for 7pm
at Carrs Lane Church Centre, Birmingham, B4 7SX
“Many people in Birmingham will remember Ann Pettifor. She was a founder and leading spirit of the Jubilee 2000 debt campaign which in 1998 brought a human chain of 70,000 people onto the streets of this city in a great expression of human concern for the cancellation of the unjust and unpayable debts of developing countries.
After 2000 Ann joined the New Economics Foundation where she headed their research unit, and became involved in Prime Economics. She also set up Advocacy International, a UK-based consultancy which advises governments and international organisations and has helped secure debt relief for the governments of Guyana, Nigeria and Ethiopia. Among her publications are the books “The Coming First World Debt Crisis” (2006) and “The Production of Money” this year. She has been part of the Green New Deal Group and in 2015 was appointed to the British Labour Party’s Economic Advisory Committee.
Whatever our political, ethical or faith position, Ann has a message for us all.”
The event is free but please book online to help plan for numbers.
With a general election suddenly on the cards, this could be an interesting opportunity to think about the type of economy we’d like our politicians to pursue.