Please note: South Lakes GJN has been renamed Cumbria GJN
UPDATE MARCH 2018
We have decided to continue to operate as a group but this will be very much a holding operation for the time being. We will meet three times a year to keep in touch GJN campaigns. We will continue to monitor GJN campaigns and send out a briefing via email. If you would like to join this mailing list, please contact Janet @email@example.com
Extinction Rebellion South Lakes (XRSL) – first meeting:
Friday 18th January 7.30pm
At Friends Meeting House (Quakers) Kendal (Stramongate, LA9 4BH)
This meeting is for people interested in hearing what Extinction Rebellion is all about; for sharing ideas, and for getting organised around what we can actively do to persuade governments to act in the face of the Climate Emergency.
Nov 25th 2017 Birdcage stand and Meeting on Trade Democracy
We had a successful birdcage stand in Kendal on the morning of Nov 25th. We used this to spread the word about GJN campaigns and our Trade Democracy meeting later on that day. We gathered a lot of signatures for our petition supporting the Early Day Motion to get more parliamentary scrutiny of trade deals.
Trade Democracy meeting
Anti Fracking protest
Members of GJN and the Green party have been demonstrating at the Preston New Road fracking site as part of Kendal Green party’s Green Mondays. Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley came and made speeches and spoke to the police, as has Eve Nortley, our NW GJN rep. The weekly protests continue.
Exhibition at Kendal library Jan – Feb
Kendal library kindly agreed to host our GJN photo exhibition “Monsanto on Trial”. Based on the recent UK tour of Farida Akhter, a Bangladeshi economist and founder of biggest collection of community seed banks in the world. She visited the UK before going to the Hague for the ‘Monsanto Trial’.
About Cumbria Global Justice Now
The South Lakeland GJN has now been renamed Cumbria Global Justice Now.
We are a local group of Global Justice Now.
We are a group of committed local people who campaign to tackle the root causes of global poverty and injustice. Global Justice Now is a democratic movement in the UK which campaigns in solidarity with people in the global South.
The group recognises that rich countries, international institutions and big business knowingly make decisions that are leading to injustice and inequality on a massive scale. It does not have to be like this. We have both the wealth and the means to end poverty.
For more information about us and what we’re up to, or to find out how you can be more involved, contact Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch this website for further details – don’t forget to check our Twitter feed as well – twitter.com/@southlakesGJN