Breaking the Chains of Debt: From 1998 to the Present Day

10.30am-5.30pm, Saturday 29th September 2018

Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret St, Birmingham, B3 3BS

A day of celebration, commemoration and commitment. There will be:

  • Workshops on Household Debt, Climate Debt and The New Debt Crisis in Africa
  • Discussions and a stunt exploring the major debt issues of 2018 and the legacy of the Jubilee movement, including the 1998 human chain around Birmingham.
  • Lunch and refreshments are included.

It will feature the well-known economist Ann Pettifor – who was the leading spirit of 1998, and Nick Dearden of Global Justice Now, with Tim Jones and Sarah-Jayne Clifton from Jubilee Debt Campaign.

The Jubilee Debt Campaign, who are organising the event, ask for a voluntary contribution towards the costs of between £2-7 per person. Only give what you can afford. Follow the link to book your place and make your donation, plus email to confirm your attendance.

To find out more download the poster.

An Appeal…

Did you take part in events in 1998? Do you have photos or memorabilia? The team would love to display it on 29th September. Use the email addresses below to let them know.

For those in Birmingham

If you can join in greeting people when they arrive, helping at lunch, offering a spare bed for the night, or are just hoping to come, email or

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