Financing the Revolution

16 Jan 2010

Event times

2 - 5pm

Cost of entry

Entry: £1 donation with free Olive Morris badge


London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Vauxhall/Oval

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How does one fund work of a radical nature? What happens to community initiatives when public and charitable funding dries up, or imposes their own agenda?


Contributors: Carolyn, a member of Remembering Olive Collective, on low-budget/zero-budget organising. Andi Elsner: Founder and former Treasurer of indymedia uk. Indymedia is network of individuals, independent and alternative media activists and organisations, offering grassroots, non-corporate, non-commercial coverage of important social and political issues. They provide free media infraestructure for communication of social and political movements, and are completely self-funded through a combination of individual donations, fundraising events and volunteering. Onyekachi Wambu (AFFORD) is a journalist, editor and television producer. Born in Nigeria, he has worked as a journalist since 1983 and was Editor of The Voice at the end of the 1980s. His film Hopes on the Horizon: the Rise of the New Africa, received the Golden Dhow Award 2002 for Best Documentary. Recently he edited Under the Tree of Talking: Leadership for Change in Africa, and has worked since 2002 for the African Foundation for Development (AFFORD), a charity established to expand and enhance the contributions Africans in the diaspora make to Africa's development. AFFORD was forced to look into new models of raising funds, in order to pursue lines of work not favoured by Western donors. Sandra Hurst on financial literacy for Black liberation. After studying at a law centre for several years & reading for a law degree, Sandra decided that she would prefer to spend more time with her sons than lawyers. So she made a simple decision to extracate herself from the financial ‘rat race' that keeps millions of people trapped in constant cycles of debt & despair. Her research led her to study several established financial systems to realise her goal. Her strategy studies 5 major definitions of wealth, which combine to form our subconscious attitudes and reactions to money: financial, intellectual, interpersonal, physical & spiritual. For more information please visit:


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