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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Report backs on KUWG involvements in housing protests, meetings and events

Report by CJ

6.30PM-8.30PM Monday 21st Nov 2016 Unite Housing Workers and Social Housing Residents meeting. Only 6 people including CJ and Tim B. Discussed problems with social housing providers for workers and tenants, so in both our interests to get together. Another meeting pencilled in for 30th Jan 2017. Nice coffees and luxury biscuits.

Noon-1.15pm Weds 23rd Nov 2016 Outside parliament. Axe the Act protest. @75 people with banners and placards, and we heard speeches from different activists, including some Labour councillors. CJ with kuwg banner, and Helen2 taking photos and videos.

5pm-8.30pm Fri 25th Nov 2016 Save the Granville Centre night. Kuwgs-Pam, Mira (Glory hunters), Farhan, Willae, Diana, with late arrival by CJ & Surprise. Zadie Smith spoke on how public services helped her. Brent Council want to knock down building that has been part of the community for over 100 years! Free suppers made by the Community Kitchen (6pm Fridays) and some young poets and R&B singers showed their talents-amazin!

Finally new Genesis Housing Residents had its first meeting 
6.30-8.30pm Tues 29th Nov 2016, Kingsgate, and @60 in attendance including Tim B, Diana, Mark S, CJ and AJ from Kingsgate. Lots of rotten experiences in dealing with Genesis expressed by people, and understanding that the proposed Housing Act will make things even worser and worserer!

As kuwg has experience of protesting against Genesis a protest agreed Weds 14th December 2016 1pm-2pm 64 Pratt Street, Camden. @20 agreed to attend, i have email addresses of 8...a bit rushed.

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