Food not Bombs will be providing a free vegan meal at the Welfare & Benefits Conference in Birmingham on Tuesday 10th July as our way of supporting and showing solidarity with people on benefits who are facing cuts to the benefits they receive. This is especially important after the events of last week where a man set himself on fire outside Selly Oak job centre, as desperation set in following problems with benefit payments, and the news that a Birmingham man who suffered from a heart condition died of a heart attack just weeks after being found fit for work by ATOS.
The free conference is being run by grassroots claimant group, Boycott Workfare, runs from 9:30am – 5:30pm at Unite the Union, 211 Broad Street, Birmingham, B15 2AY. the conference is free and you do not need to book – just turn up for the day or whichever sessions you can make. The full timetable is available here.