International Co-operators Day – Owen event 3rd July 2021

Join our joint event with Llafur: 3rd July 2021 at 9.30am with a 30 minute lecture by Prof Chris Williams on ‘Does Robert Owen’s Legacy still resonate in the 21st century?’ Followed by Q&A. Chair: Mick Antoniw MS 

10.35 am: (a) Focus upon the History of the Co-operative Movement in Wales and (b) How we build upon Owen’s 250th anniversary in reaching out to new audiences

Contributors:  Liz McIvor, Co-operative Heritage Trust Manager; Sian Williams, South Wales Miners’ Library, Swansea University and Sara Vicari  from aroundtheworld.coop (Rome) telling co-op stories of collective action.

Chair: Jeremy Miles, MS

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About David Smith

A life long co-operative activist. Recent experience includes: Co-operative Foundation Trustee (2014-2016); Co-operative Group Main Board, Specialist Board & National Values & Principles Committee (2014); Co-operative Group Senate (2014-2015); Welsh Regional Board (2009-2014). Public service includes: Government Food Adviser (2000-2006); UK Healthcare Regulator (2003-2008) David directed the first EC funded Wales Anti-Poverty Programme; including pioneering a wide range of co-operative & community driven initiatives: free legal services, community based housing associations, care and repair, pre school and adventure play, local Co-op Development Agencies, multi purpose Social Care Co-operatives. Founded: Cardiff Student Community Action, Welsh Food Alliance & Wales Progressive Co-operators. Currently, Deacon, Canton Uniting Church, Cardiff; Board Member, Newport Credit Union; Robert Owen Memorial Museum Trustee. Graduate Ruskin College, Oxford and UC Cardiff and has a MA (European Human Resource Management) Keele; PGCE (FE) Cardiff; Professional Food & Management qualifications.
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