Events

Labour Women's Network holds events throughout the year and all over the UK. You can find details of upcoming events and campaign sessions. If you want to know more about our upcoming training events click here.

 

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Remembering Jo

5 Years On:
The Political and Feminist Legacy of Jo Cox MP 

Jo Cox MP was a passionate feminist who was tireless in her enthusiasm for maximising women’s voices in politics.  She was the first ever elected Chair of Labour Women’s Network, leading the organisation from 2011 until her election as MP for Batley and Spen in 2015.

Jo’s tragic assassination in 2016 cut short a parliamentary career characterised by guts, partnership working and energetic truth telling.

Since her loss, her impact has continued to be felt through the inclusive programmes and campaigns of the Jo Cox Foundation, and in a party political context, through the Jo Cox Women in Leadership Scheme, run in partnership between The Labour Party and LWN.

So we welcome you to join Labour Women's Network for an uplifting evening on Thursday, 24th June from 7.45pm via Zoom, where we come together to celebrate the political and feminist legacy of Jo, celebrate her lasting legacy, and hear from powerful feminist changemakers. 

Speakers include:

Rt Hon Jacqui Smith, Chair of the Jo Cox Foundation,
Kim Leadbeater,
More in Common, Jo’s sister and Labour candidate for Batley and Spen
Abena Oppong-Asare MP,
Chair, LWN
Preet Kaur Gill MP,
Shadow Secretary of State of International Development and Jo Cox Women in Leadership Graduate 
Nan Sloane,
LWN Training Lead
Cllr Salma Arif,
Executive Member for Public Health, Leeds City Council and Jo Cox Women in Leadership Graduate
Jessie Joe Jacobs, Tees Valley Mayoral Candidate; Director, Food & Drink North East; and Jo Cox Women in Leadership graduate

We look forward to you joining us, please register below.


Safeguarding and Zoom Etiquette (please read)

We expect all LWN events to be conducted in an atmosphere of sisterly respect. Abusive or inappropriate behaviour (including offensive screen backdrops/display names) will not be tolerated and participants may be removed.  If our safe space is compromised, we may feel the need to shut down the meeting at short notice. Please use the name you have signed up to the event with as your Zoom display name in the waiting room. 

We intend to record this event and share on LWN website and social media.

You will receive an email from us a day before the event with all the Zoom links and security details.  For safeguarding reasons, we ask that you do not share Zoom security links with anyone else.  If you know a Labour women who would like to attend, please ask them to register separately on this page .

Please be aware, if you have registered for this (or any LWN event) but have unsubscribed or opted out of our emails, due to GDPR we are unable to communicate with you, and we cannot overwrite the system ‚Äď sorry!¬† You can sign-up again to give us permission to email you¬†here:¬†

If you've never used Zoom before and want more information on how Zoom works, please click here.

Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 07:45 PM · 114 rsvps
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114 RSVPs
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Where Next

Where Next? From Rhetoric to Reality- "Zero Tolerance" on Sexual Harassment

 

 

LWN has long campaigned for a wholly independent system for sexual harassment complaints within the Labour Party. The current system is subject to delays, leaks and politicisation and is failing Labour women.

Unfortunately it feels like we've received empty promises from numerous Labour Leaders and officials, and we were disappointed but not surpirsed that our 2021 motion to Women's Conference was ruled out of order as they aren't allowing women to put forward organisational changes (find out more here).   

So we say, 'Enough is enough'. No Leader, General Secretary or NEC has done enough to keep women safe. The Labour press office have referred to ‚Äúzero tolerance on sexual harassment‚ÄĚ and it is time for this to be more than just rhetoric.

But where next? 


Join us on Friday, 25th June from 7.30pm via Zoom for an informative and practical session where we can explore our next moves.

 

Speakers include:

Deeba Syed, sexual harassment lawyer, Rights of Women

Councillor Rebecca Lury, Cabinet Member for Finance, Performance and Democracy, Southwark

Kiran Mahil, LWN Secretary and school leader (event Chair)

We want your input, so the event will include breakout work and a chance to feedback so we can start to plan our next steps together.

You can read more about our long standing campaign here, which may help you understand how we've got to this place.

We look forward to you joining us, please register below.


Safeguarding and Zoom Etiquette (please read)

We expect all LWN events to be conducted in an atmosphere of sisterly respect. Abusive or inappropriate behaviour (including offensive screen backdrops/display names) will not be tolerated and participants may be removed.  If our safe space is compromised, we may feel the need to shut down the meeting at short notice. Please use the name you have signed up to the event with as your Zoom display name in the waiting room. 

We may record this event and share on LWN website and social media.

You will receive an email from us a day before the event with all the Zoom links and security details.  For safeguarding reasons, we ask that you do not share Zoom security links with anyone else.  If you know a Labour women who would like to attend, please ask them to register separately on this page .

Please be aware, if you have registered for this (or any LWN event) but have unsubscribed or opted out of our emails, due to GDPR we are unable to communicate with you, and we cannot overwrite the system ‚Äď sorry!¬† You can sign-up again to give us permission to email you¬†here:¬†

If you've never used Zoom before and want more information on how Zoom works, please click here.

Friday, June 25, 2021 at 07:30 PM · 7 rsvps
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7 RSVPs
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AGM 2021

We warmly welcome LWN members to attend our virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, 21st September 2021 at 8pm via Zoom.

 

We aim to practice what we preach, so as part of our #keepthegoodstuff campaign our AGM will now be on a digital platform.  It will be held in an evening a few days before Labour Party Annual Conference and we hope that by moving it online it will allow as many LWN members at attend as possible.

At our AGM we will hear reports, we will announce the results of our Management Committee Elections, and if required make any changes to the constitution.

Members will need to pre-register to attend by the deadline of Thursday, 16th September 2021 at noon. 

This is to allow us enough time to verify all attendees are LWN members, and take appropriate measures to keep members safe. If you have RSVP, but are not eligible to attend (as your are not an LWN member), we will send you an email after the deadline with further information. 

The AGM will start promptly at 8pm, with the virtual waiting room opening from 7.50pm.  There will be a cut off time when the waiting room will close; this will be at 8.05pm, so please join the Zoom call before then.  As with most AGM (virtual or in-person) once the meeting has started you will not be allowed entry.

Verified members will receive an email from us on Monday 20th September with all the Zoom links and security details.  For safeguarding reasons, we ask that you do not share Zoom security links with anyone else.  If you know an LWN member who would like to attend the AGM, please ask them to register separately, however remember the deadline for registration is Thursday, 16th September 2021 at noon.

It is important that you use the same name for both the AGM registration and your Zoom display name, as we need to verify everyone in the Zoom waiting room (you may not be allowed entry to the meeting if we cannot identify you).


Safeguarding and Zoom Etiquette (please read)

We expect all LWN events to be conducted in an atmosphere of sisterly respect. Abusive or inappropriate behaviour (including offensive screen backdrops/display names) will not be tolerated and participants may be removed.  If our safe space is compromised, we may feel the need to shut down the meeting at short notice. 

It is important that you use your full name you have signed up to the AGM with as your Zoom display name, as we need to verify everyone in the waiting room (you may not be allowed entry to the meeting if we cannot identify you). For safeguarding reasons, you are able to amend your display name once the event has start. 

You will receive an email from us on Monday 20th September with all the Zoom links and security details.  For safeguarding reasons, we ask that you do not share Zoom security links with anyone else.  If you know an LWN member who would like to attend the AGM, please ask them to register separately here, however the deadline for registration is Thursday, 16th September 2021 at noon.

Please be aware, if you have registered for this (or any LWN event) but have unsubscribed or opted out of our emails, due to GDPR we are unable to communicate with you, and we cannot overwrite the system ‚Äď sorry!¬† You can sign-up again to give us permission to email you¬†here:¬†

If you've never used Zoom before and want more information on how Zoom works, please click here. 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 08:00 PM · 39 rsvps
Via Zoom
39 RSVPs
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