Big housing weekend 2! Sat 6th and Sun 7th June

English for Action

English for Action at the March for Housing

After the great success of our housing weekend last month when we joined the Reclaim Brixton day and celebrated our second birthday, we’re back in June for another housing packed weekend!

On Saturday 6th June we’ll be joining ESOL teachers and students and housing campaigners from across London for a Housing and ESOL skill share workshop. The workshop will help us to strengthen our links between our groups and share skills and ideas of how we can work together – for example, we’ll look at how housing campaigners can involve and make  our work accessible to ESOL students. We’ll also look at how ESOL teachers can look at housing issues in their classes, teach housing rights and organise actions. See the call out below:

ESOL and Housing – Call-out!

ESOL teachers, ESOL students and housing activists have been linking up for years. Some people are indeed two (three?) of these things at the same time. But we can link up more effectively, more powerfully and just more! So if you are an ESOL/literacy teacher, a housing activist or a student interested in housing then you really must come to our skills share on Saturday June 6th.

Teachers will learn about housing rights, how to teach language around housing rights and how to take action effectively. Housing activists will learn how to better include migrants with English as an additional language in their struggles (what language is accessible, what language is not, how to deliver good workshops etc.) and how to take action (even more) effectively.

Where? St. Margaret’s House, 21 Old Ford Rd, Bethnal Green, E2 9PL

When? Saturday 6th June, 10-1:30 (lunch after provided by EFA)

Why? Over 11,000 families were evicted from their homes across England and Wales in January, February and March this year.

What? Training/skills share

Please come and bring your experiences to share!

Supper Club


Then on Sunday 7th June, join us for our third lunch club – this time in Elephant and Castle. Our almost-monthly free community meal is a chance for HASL members, supporters, and those interested in the group to meet up, socialise, and eat tasty, nutritious food together. We collect donations of food from local shops and cook it up together. If you’d like to help out collecting and/or cooking food, send us an email Everyone welcome, bring your friends, family and neighbours. Join and share our facebook event here.

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