Twenty years ago 70,000 people joined hands around Birmingham to call on the leaders meeting in the city to drop the debts of countries in the global south. In 2005, after years of campaigning in the UK and around the world, that dream was realised and $130 million of debt cancellation for highly indebted countries was secured.
Now, we're inviting you to join us in Birmingham once more this September for a day of remembering the successes of the debt justice movement over the last twenty years and to learn about the struggles that lie ahead. Come to catch up with old friends and meet new ones over a delicious lunch, hear from economist Ann Pettifor (and other speakers to be confirmed shortly), learn about debt issues in 2018 and reflect together on the legacy of the global Jubilee 2000 movement.
We're asking for a voluntary donation to help cover the costs of room hire, refreshments and lunch. Please only pay what you can afford.
Join us for a bit of the day or the whole thing - it's up to you!
What you can expect on the day:
10.30am-12.15pm: Workshops on the debt crises of 2018
12.15-1.15pm: Lunch with vegetarian and vegan options
1.15-1.45pm: Key note speech
2-3pm: City centre stunt in Birmingham
3.15-3.45pm: Refreshments back at the BMI
3.45-5pm: Closing speakers and songs