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Local to Global: Join us on 1st June

PPU conference last year

Local to Global: Join us on 1st June

We inivite you to join us in London on Satuday 1st June for Local to Global: Solidarity for Peace. This is the annual conference of the Peace Pledge Union. 

When is it?

1.00 - 5.00pm, Saturday 1st June 2019 (the PPU's AGM will have taken place in the morning). 

Where is it?

Friends' House, Euston Road, London NW1 (right opposite Euston station)

How much does it cost?

£10, or £5 if you are on a low income, with a 50% discount for PPU members (but you can join on the day!).

Who can attend?

Anyone! The conference is open to all. Whether you're a longstanding activist or an enquiring newbie, you're equally welcome!  (The PPU AGM, earlier in the day, is for PPU members only - though you can join on the day - but the conference itself is open to members, supporters, enquiriers and everyone else). 

Who will be there?

All sorts of people: From people newly interested in pacifism to people who have been PPU members for a long time; from groups challenging army stalls in their streets to students resisting arms companies at freshers' fayres; from teachers questioning military visits to schools to LGBTQ camapigners tackling military pinkwashing; from people with lots of questions to people who want to discuss the answers. 

Can I get in?

The venue is wheelchair-accessible and we are doing our best to make it as accessible as possible in other ways too. If you have any questions or suggestions in relation to access, please contact us at mail@ppu.org.uk or on 020 7424 9444. 

What will we talk about?

There will be discussions on a range of topics, from the direction of the Peace Pledge Union as a national organisation to the sort of actions you can take for peace in your own community. We will also hear messages from people involved in peace activism in other parts of the world, and consider how we can respond. 

Who are the speakers?

The PPU believes that we can all learn from each other and that everyone's presence is important. However, we are pleased to say that confirmed speakers so far inclue Melanie Strickland of the Stansted 15 - speaking about nonviolent direct action - and well-known pacifist activist Maya Evans who has campaigned for peace both in local communities in Britain and in support of an Afghan pacifist group in Kabul. We will have more speakers and workshops confirmed closer to the time of the event.

How do I book?

You can just turn up! However, it would be helpful - but not essential - if you can let us know you're coming (especially if you have concerns about dietary or access needs). You can drop us a line at mail@ppu.org.uk or 020 7424 9444.

But if you're reading this only hours before the event starts, it's fine to come along without having contacted us.

Any questions?

Please get in touch at mail@ppu.org.uk or on 020 7424 9444.