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The Future of Social Centres

Jacob | 20.04.2006 18:51 | Mayday 2006 | Culture | Free Spaces | Social Struggles | Oxford

Pre-May Day discussion on how best to extend and support the recent growth of social centres in the UK.
To co-ordinate the Oxford contingent could any people thinking of going please email the OARC list ( ).

Sunday April 30th - as part of the London Mayday Weekend

Social Centres Discussion
1pm onwards
Anarchism 06 Conference
The Square Social Centre
21 Russell square
London WC1
(nearest tube: Russell Square or 10 min walk from Euston Station)

Here's the Blurb:
"Social centres are emerging as a pivotal role between political activity and community organising, not only places to engage with radical ideas but essential in providing common resources (café, cinema, gig venue, internet, fundraising opportunities, events, meeting space etc) to groups, individuals & the community at large.

There are now more than 20 social centres around the uk, all growing in popularity & activity. As the concept spreads we must begin to ask serious questions about just what social centres are, what they should seek to achieve politically & how best to put the ideas of autonomy & self-organisation to a wider audience.

This is an invitation for all those involved in social centres for a discussion about the future of social centres, discussing common strategies & experiences & the future potential of social centres in the uk."