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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Change of pamphlet launch event date and other matters

 From Social Work Action Network London
1. Pamphlet launch date change. 'In Defence of Social Work: Why Michael Gove is wrong'' pamphlet launch with Peter Beresford OBE (Shaping Our Lives and Brunel University), will now be held at 18:30 on Tuesday 11th February at London South Bank University, a change from the originally advertised date which was a week before.
The pamphlet, which was put together as a sharp and swift response to Tory ConDem cabinet member and Education Secretary Michael Gove’s attack on social work, can be ordered by downloading the order form attached or at the following link:
RSVP so your name is on the door at the Keyworth Reception (no need if you have already responded).

The meeting will be held at London South Bank University (Elephant & Castle), while the room booked is now Keyworth Lecture Theatre A, it is in the Keyworth Building as before, on Keyworth Street, London SE1 6NG. Nearest tube is Elephant & Castle, exit from the Bakerloo Line exit (following signs to South Bank University). 

2. SWAN Conf 2014 and call for papers. Please book now for the 2014 SWAN Conference in Durham here. SWAN Conf 2014 call for papers and workshops is attached below. Please send proposals to swannortheast@gmail.com by 28th Feb!
3. UKIP attack on Barnet Alliance for Public Services (BAPS). Many of you will remember our colleagues in BAPS who spoke at last year's conference, defending services from mass privatisation. They have asked us to share with you after a UKIP threat to “crash” a meeting. After their members comments on women, disabled children and gay marriage, I think we know what a nasty, discriminatory organisation they are:

4. Women's Group Skills Swap in South East London. SWAN London member Keeley, has asked us to share with you details of a Women's Skills Swap event on Sunday 2nd February in Ladywell (nr Lewisham) - the first event is an introduction to Turkish!

Best wishes

SWAN London

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