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Jubilee Debt Campaign comes to Newcastle!


11am-5.00pm, Saturday 20th May,
Studio A, Newcastle Arts Centre
67 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SG

There’s still time for you to sign up!

We’ve often supported them (indeed, that’s how we got started, back in 1997), but now we’ve prevailed upon them to come to the North East! And remember, almost all our financial support is provided by JDC; they sponsor both our headline-grabbing ‘Jubilee Development Lectures’ at Newcastle University, and our nationally acclaimed team in the Great North Run (now in its 15th year!).

This will be a fun, informative day, quite different from any of our other events, and will bring you up to scratch with debt in 2017 and enable you to meet others who care about debt and economic justice.

TO REGISTER to attend, either go to

OR email Clare at JDC (, OR email me, David (

Further information below:


Inequality and debt are on the rise – eight men now own as much wealth as half the world’s population. The debt payments of impoverished countries are increasing rapidly and are at the highest level for a decade. Closer to home, PFI debt is having a huge impact on NHS finances and students leaving UK universities now face higher average debts than American students, with the average student graduating with more than £44,000 debt.

This spring, join Jubilee Debt Campaign for an interactive, informative, educational day-long workshop looking at how debt and economics are impacting people around the world in 2017.
• Discuss whether debts should always be paid and understand more about the historical and current connections between debt and inequality.
• Learn about why Ghana’s debt is higher now than it was in 2005 – even after a large write-off – and how NHS debt is linked to global south debt through Public Private Partnerships.
• Importantly, come and hear about debt resistance, positive alternatives and how you can be a part of a global and national movement for debt justice!

This day-long workshop is totally FREE and is part of a series taking place in cities across the UK, to be delivered by debt expert and facilitator Fanny Malinen.

There will be a one-hour lunchbreak, and smaller breaks during the day.

If you have any accessibility needs you would like to discuss please get in touch. This venue is wheelchair accessible.

REMINDER: You need to register to attend – see front page.
Dr David Golding CBE
Development Coordinator for NE-CAP,
& Founder Member of the Board of Trustees of JDC

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