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Rethinking Class in the 21st Century: Lumpen and Working Class Power
Saturday May 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Part of a series of events on class relations in the UK today. For information on the whole series of events for Rethinking Class in the 21st Century, see here.
LUMPEN AND WORKING CLASS POWER: Dan Evans with D Hunter
What does class solidarity mean today? Does the general support for the recent wave of strikes across the country suggest a renewed sense of solidarity between working people? As the cost of living crisis deepens and quality of life in the UK continues to decline we’ve witnessed an explosion of mutual aid and trade unionism. Will this sense of cooperation, solidarity and public support for striking workers continue or will it start to wane? What are the class dynamics that get in the way of creating effective class power?
Joining Dan to discuss these topics will be D Hunter, a community organiser and a mental health support worker. He is also the author of Chav Solidarity, a book that draws on his own experiences to challenge the stereotypes and prejudices about the working class and the underclass in Britain. He is also a founding member of The Class Work Project — a collective focused on publishing poor and working-class voices through its journal Lumpen.
**Please note: these events will NOT be taking place at Housmans, but at a nearby events space, the St Pancras & Somers Town Living Centre, directly behind the British Library, and adjoining the Francis Crick Institute**
If you’d like a copy of D Hunter’s book Chav Solidarity then choose the book plus entry ticket: this ticket includes free entry to this event. If you’d like to support Housmans then please choose a solidarity ticket. If you are short on funds, please email us to gain free entry.