Glasgow Events Fwd: RIB – the last event – 6th – 23rd OCT

Nothing for weeks and then two come along at once!

Apologies for prematurely sending out the autonomy update email a few minutes ago before adding this to it. Obviously your list admins are a bit rusty!

Given how exciting this is, and as long-term friends and supports of the radical independent bookfair (RIB) we felt it was important to send this out to you all.

Full programme is available http://www.agitcollage.org/ribproject/ or physical copies available in many venues including tonight at the psychiatry and social class discussion http://wp.me/p8f7u-Ih and at CCA.

– not by the book –
an exhibition and programme of events celebrating ten years of the RIB project

6th-23rd October 2016
Intermedia Gallery
Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow
G2 3JD

FULL PROGRAMME and INFO here…
http://www.agitcollage.org/ribproject/

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Glasgow Events Psychiatry and social class + queer and anti-racist film screenings

Psychiatry and Social Class

Thursday 29th September 7-9pm
Glasgow Autonomous Space, Unit 11, 53 Kilbirnie Street, G5 8JD

A presentation by Maddie Blanche followed by lots of time for discussion about the intersections of class and mental health.

The diagnosis and treatments given to people of different social classes by psychiatrists is a big subject and has been a continuing area of interest to mental health professionals and researchers. This talk and discussion will introduce and explore some of the issues around class and psychiatry from a working class perspective.

(go through gates next to the “Calor Gas” car park, directly opposite Anaya/Lahore Indian restaurant. There is a small set of steps up to a door into side of the warehouse building. That is the space. Phone 07828540512 if you are having trouble or to get in the non step entrance if you have access needs)

Glasgow AFed discussion group is open and free to all, however any donations towards costs will be appreciated.

We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here:
https://afed.org.uk/about/safer-spaces/

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SQUIFF

SQIFF 2016 – Scottish Queer International Film Festival
Thursday 29th September – Sunday 2nd October
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

From classic queer horror to brand new web series via documentaries on Madonna’s dancers and fierce trans-led political parties in the Philippines, the best short films from around the world and right here in Scotland, workshops and masterclasses with top industry
professionals and two massive inclusive parties, SQIFF 2016 is bigger and better than ever. Tickets start from just £4 (free for unemployed and asylum seekers) and all workshops are free.

New for SQIFF 2016 – Festival Passes which will be on sale till 22nd September. Come to everything at the festival including our Friday and Saturday night parties for just £40 / £30 conc.

ACCESS: All venues have good access for wheelchairs and other mobility issues including accessible toilets. All films screen with English subtitles or captions for D/deaf and hard of hearing access. Selected screenings have a hearing loop or audio description available. Selected intros, Q&As, and discussions have BSL interpretation. If you require BSL interpretation for any events which don’t already have it, email info@sqiff.org and we’ll book this for you. Most venues have gender neutral toilets. See listings at http://www.sqiff.org for further access details or contact us with any questions.

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The Occupation of the American Mind
Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States
film screening
Sunday 2nd October.
2-4pm
Kinning Park Complex 43 Cornwall St, Glasgow G41 1BA

”It is arguable that the success of business propaganda in persuading us, for so long that we are free from propaganda is one of the most significant propaganda achievements of the twentieth century.” John Carey

The education of persuasion
Maybe we need to ask why our education system trains us in the merits of Public Relations (propaganda), in, being first, winning a place, getting to the top, fighting the competition. While there is little or nothing in teaching students how to protect themselves from the adverse effects of corporate propaganda?

The scope of this film is much wider than this particular subject matter, it has lessons that can be applied to a wide variety of propagandised social and political issues.

Are we being educated by media propaganda? Watch!

“Harrowing and incendiary! A vital and unmissable film”
Dave Zirin The Nation

Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States
Narrated by Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters

“Once you know how something is put in place you can start to take it apart”

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An Anti-Colonial Menu
Sunday 2nd October 7-9pm
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G41 1BA

Culinary Legacies of Colonialism:
An Anti-Colonial Menu

Sun 2 Oct at 7pm, Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, Glasgow £10 (includes film ticket and two course meal)

An Anti-Colonial Menu looks to discuss ancestral delicacies from the African continent pre-colonial rule. This one off dine and view event looks to discuss the politics and heritage of African cooking as one of the most diverse, yet least experienced, least understood cuisines in the world, through the research of historical foods and lost recipes from all of Africa – with the idea that the hangover of colonial rule also extends its legacy within the everyday food experience.

This communal dining experience will be followed by the film Black Girl.

This event is brought to you by Black History Month, Soul Food Sisters, Aya Distribution, Africa in Motion Film Festival, Küche and African Challenge Scotland.

La noire de… (Black Girl) | Ousmane Sembène | Senegal/France 1966 | 1h5m | French with English subtitles | 12

This recently and beautifully restored version of Black Girl is pioneering Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène’s first feature film, and is one of the first features by a director from sub-Saharan Africa. The film tells the tragic story of Diouana, a young Senegalese woman who finds work as a childminder for a French couple in Dakar. When the couple return to the south of France, she goes with them, dreaming of a life of luxury and fine clothes on the Côte d’Azur. However, things don’t turn out as she planned. A very moving and beautifully filmed portrayal of the gradual breakdown of a fragile, young woman, this is a great opportunity to see one of the genuine classics of African cinema.

Tickets here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/

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In Motion: Amiri Baraka Screening
13th October
7pm
CCA. 350 Sauchiehall St

In Motion: Amiri Baraka | Dir St. Clair Bourne | 60 mins | USA | 1983

Introduction by Rosie Lewis, Assistant Director of the Angelou Centre – a black-led women’s centre – and Digital Desperados board member.

This documentary follows Amiri Baraka – a major figure in the black arts movement – as he simultaneously navigates being arrested for sitting in his car when black and organising his defence against this whist living his life. A life of family, poetry, the beat, community, friends and political struggle on behalf of black people.

The film visits Baraka at home preparing for the American Writers Congress, teaching a college class, hosting a jazz and commentary radio show, reading poetry, and speaking at an anti-apartheid rally. Interviews with writers Allen Ginsberg, Joel Oppenheimer, and A.B. Spellman, and activists Ted Wilson and Askia Toure provide insight into the modern day revolutionary, and the period which fostered him.

The film is fully subtitled and the introduction will have BSL for deaf and hard of hearing audience members. The CCA is a fully wheelchair accessible venue.

FREE – First come, first admitted
Donations taken for the Justice For Sheku Ahmed Tejan Bayoh Campaign (Doors open at 18:45 pm)
This screening is the upstairs theatre space.

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Psychiatry and Social Class

bird-with-spoonThursday 29th September. 7-9pm

Our next talk will feature a presentation by Maddie Blanche followed by lots of time for discussion about the intersections of class and mental health.

The diagnosis and treatments given to people of different social classes by psychiatrists is a big subject and has been a continuing area of interest to mental health professionals and researchers. This talk and discussion will introduce and explore some of the issues around class and psychiatry from a working class perspective.

Glasgow Autonomous Space
Unit 11
53 Kilbirnie Street
G5 8JD

(go through gates next to the “Calor Gas” car park, directly opposite Anaya/Lahore Indian restaurant. There is a small set of steps up to a door into side of the warehouse building. That is the space. Phone 07828540512 if you are having trouble or to get in the non step entrance if you have access needs)

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Glasgow AF discussion group is open and free to all, however any donations towards costs will be appreciated.

We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here: https://afed.org.uk/about/safer-spaces/

Glasgow Events Glasgow Autonomy Update 14th September 2016

Hi everyone,

This started as a short update, as first one in a while, but has turned into a pretty long one! Lots on this month!

Enjoy!

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Public Meeting to address Glasgow transport crisis:
Get Glasgow Moving! Building a citywide Public Transport campaign

Thursday 15th September – 7pm
Renfield St Stephen’s, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JP

https://www.facebook.com/events/225852114483359/

Most people in Glasgow rely on public transport to get around (only 49% of households have cars), yet our public transport network is a total mess:

• Private bus companies continue to cut our vital services and increase fares so that they’re completely unaffordable.
• Glasgow Subway (built in 1896) still only serves a tiny area of our city and is the only underground in the whole world never to have been extended:http://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/glasgowtube
• Our overground trains are operated by a company (Abellio) owned by the Dutch state (not ours!)
• And our bike hire is run by a private company (Nextbike GmbH) based in Germany…

Compare this to Edinburgh, where publicly-owned Lothian Buses are popular with residents offering a comprehensive service and affordable fares.

And compare this to London, where publicly-owned Transport for London operate a fully-integrated network with “Oystercard” smartcard tickets (in use since 2003) making it so simple to change between buses, tubes, trains and bikes. They also have ambitious plans for expansion over the coming decades:crossrail2.co.uk

Glasgow deserves better! Come and help build the citywide Public Transport campaign we need to make it happen.

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Being GalGael
Thursday 15th September – 12 to 8pm – Friday 16th September – 11 to 3pm
Old Barn Dumbreck Stables, 82 Dumbreck Road, Pollok Country Park, Glasgow, G41 4SN

OUR Story DAYS
Story Gathering & Seeding
With next year being GalGael’s TWENTIETH year – we’ve started something we’ve called Being GalGael – taking some time to check in on a shared sense of who we are, what matters to us and what kind of changes we’re here to make.

So, what do we mean by Story Gathering & Seeding?

On THURSDAY 15th we’d love all of you who’ve been part of our story over the last 20 years to join us in remembering the twists & turns with photos, things, articles (BYO), as we create a timeline. And just gab about old times.

On FRIDAY 16th we’re very much hoping more people can join us in sharing that story with folk old and new, and for some banter to tease out the good stuff and explore the kind of stories we want to seed for the next 20 years.

The format for both days, means you can pop in and stay for a short space of time or most of the time and have still have a useful input. Join us for 1 or 2 days – whichever feels relevant.

a wee bit more info…

Thurs 15th Sept – If you’ve been a part of our story over the last 20 years, we’d love you to join us on THURSDAY remembering the highs and lows with photos, things, articles, posters, and mementos. We’re creating a timeline that’ll help us share the story with others and capture the learning, the touchstones, the principles. We also just want a chance to gab about old times – share stories and memories, eat soup, belt out poetry and warm our hearts round a fire. Pop in for any amount of time between 12 to 8 p.m. Soup at 6 p.m.

Fri 16th Sept – FRIDAY will shift focus as we share how that story with characters old and new, and to work with that some more to galvanise and inspire our future story. We’d very much love you to join us in spending some time – gathered around some pithy questions like – ‘what is the great dream we’re wrestling in to reality’, ‘what are the big lessons?’. Or just mull over the timeline and make your thoughts known in other ways such as writing on the wall or adding a picture to the timeline. At the end of the two days we want to be in a better place to say hello to the legacy we’re co-creating over the years to come.

We’ve not had much time to get the word out – please help by letting others know it’s on. We realise it’s quite short notice so will understand if you can’t make it! And we’ll be attempting to cart the timeline back to Govan so you can add your bit later…

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Cultivate Kickstarter – Minibus Tour of Community Gardens
Friday 16th September – 11am – 3pm
The Concrete Gardens, 200 Balmore Road, G22 6LJ

Join us for a minibus tour starting from the Concrete Gardens at 11am and returning at 3pm. We will get a guided tour of the Hidden Gardens and Woodlands Gardens and another garden to be confirmed. Get tips and inspiration from other growers.

Meet at the Concrete Gardens at 10:30am. Bring good shoes and waterproofs if it is raining.

Lunch will be provided.

Spaces limited. To book your place email wilde.alex@gmail.com

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Refuweegee’s Good Food, Good Mood BBQ
Saturday 17th – 12-5pm
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G41 1BA

We would like you to help us celebrate our amazing city and all of the people within it, by coming along to our world barbecue event, sponsored by the fabulous folks at Expat Focus – expatfocus.com.

On the 17th September 2015, 100,000 people participated in the refugees welcome march in London. This year there will be another march, to again show the government loud and clear that we and the rest of the world are ready to welcome refugees. We are currently in talks with a variety of organisations in the city to see how we can create a similar call to action in Glasgow.

Meantime, we would like to ensure that there is a place for people to come together and socialise, share food and stories and celebrate what we have achieved so far. There is always plenty more to be done but we also believe there is plenty to celebrate. So please join us for a festival style, family friendly day, sampling food from around the world in the sunshine!

We’ll have people taking charge of BBQs to share traditional foods from around the world – with Iranian, Scottish, Syrian & Eritrean dishes confirmed, it’s set to be a brilliant event.

We’ll also have all the usual festival style event treats with music, facepaiting and of course sunshine!

Come along, bring your friends and family and celebrate all of the amazing people who make Glasgow by filling yer bellies!

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Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain: film screening + Q&A with Lisa Mckenzie and Paul Sng
Saturday 17th September 2016 – 6pm
Govanhill Baths, 99 Calder Street, G42 7RA

Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britains shows the most relevant and uncompromising British band in years sticking two fingers up to the zeitgeist and articulating the rage and desperation of those without a voice in austerity Britain.

The film follows Sleaford Mods on a tour of the UK in the run up to the 2015 General Election, visiting the neglected, broken down and boarded up parts of the country that many would prefer to ignore.

Part band doc, part look at the state of the nation, the documentary features individuals and communities attempting to find hope among the ruins, against a blistering soundtrack by Sleaford Mods.

Tickets: £5 / £2 concessions – http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2593670

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Following the screening there will be a Q&A hosted by poet/activist Jim Monaghan with Lisa McKenzie (author Getting By: Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain) and Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain co-director Paul Sng.

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Workplace Organiser Training Session
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September
Glasgow Autonomous Space, Unit 11, 53 Kilbirnie Street, G5 8JD

Clydeside IWW will be hosting a Workplace Organiser Training Session over two days – 17th and 18th September (11am to 6pm both days). The venue – Glasgow Autonomous Space* – will be open from 10.30am to allow a prompt start. It is open to IWW Members in Scotland & others on similar Lists who share our anti-capitalist vision.

Andy from Manchester who will deliver the Sessions writes: “The training has been developed by IWW organisers over many years from direct experience. It is an absolutely great way to familiarise yourself with basic organising skills.The training is designed to incorporate your real-life work situation to make it as realistic as possible and help tailor it to your needs. The point is to help you think through how to organise where you work, but contains many skills useful to organising outside the workplace as well. The tactics taught are based on successful organising work over the last decade worldwide, and the training is constantly being adapted to incorporate the latest experiences of direct action organising.”

* A few places are available for non IWW members Please contactwestscotland@iww.org.uk to reserve your place, which must be done in advance as course materials need to be printed off.

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Cultivate Event – Soil Health
Monday 19th September – 12pm-3pm
The Concrete Gardens, 200 Balmore Road, G22 6LJ

As part of the Cultivate programme the Concrete Garden are putting on a series of training and networking sessions targeted at community groups who have a small growing space.

This session will cover what is soil and how can you care for it? Explore different ways of making compost including looking at the Concrete Garden’s hot box system.

We will also look at hygiene and keeping yourself safe in the garden.

Lunch will be served at 12pm followed by a practical session with Abi in the garden and finishing up with a hot drink and chat .

To book your place email wilde.alex@gmail.com

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Walls (Glasgow Screening)
Thursday 22nd September a- 7:00–20:20pm
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

Join the UK’s leading social change film festival for the Scottish premiere of a portrait of division and common humanity.

More than 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the appetite for erecting barriers between nations still remains: 41 walls currently divide communities, shutting out dialogue, feeding mistrust and resentment. Seeking to understand their impact, this stunning documentary focuses on individuals living on either side of the Spain/Morocco, US/Mexico and South Africa/Zimbabwe borders.

Join us after the film for inspiring conversations and opportunities for creative, effective personal action, with guests including Dr Sarah-Jane Cooper-Knock (Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh).

For full event details and access to the film’s trailer, go to http://bit.ly/Walls-CCA

TICKET PRICES: £6/£4.50 concs

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Free Pride: Bi Furious
Thursday 22nd September – 11pm-3am
The Art School, 20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

free pride presents: bi furious, a night celebrating bi, pan and non-mono identities!!

very often us bi+pan people are pushed out from mainstream gay nights and judged for not being ‘queer enough.’ this is a night to celebrate your identity, be who you want + get with who you want without judgement, and have a dance to some amazing bi talent on the decks.

featuring Free Pride favourites Shugg, Etzali & Deep Brandy Album Cuts!

we are also VERY excited to have Joey Fourr bringing us their ‘wonk-pop 4 queer kids’ all the way from London

everyone is welcome so come down & boogie with us, pay what you can & have a good time!!

ACCESSIBILITY:

The Art School is a wheelchair accessible venue. Gender neutral toilets will be available and a safer spaces policy will be in place on the night. If you have any other accessibility needs please get in touch & we will do what we can to accommodate them!

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CHARITEA – With Haifa Zangana
Friday 23rd September – 6:30pm
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

We’ve all seen the news reels and sensational headlines, and we’ve all heard first hand accounts from friends and family still caught up in the ongoing conflict in Iraq.
What we don’t hear enough about is all the positive humanitarian work that is currently ongoing inside the country to help rebuild valuable infrastructures which help the people that are most in need.

Join us to raise awareness and much needed funds to help this work to continue! £15 a ticket and in return you will be served delicious Iraqi food, live Iraqi Oud and poetry as well as helping Iraqi Refugeeshttp://theiair.co.uk/en/about/

With us to give a talk on the evening will be Haifa Zangana who is a novelist, political commentator and currently has a weekly column in Al-Quds newspaper as well as being a regular contributor for The Guardian, Red Pepper, and Al-Ahram.

This is a ticketed event limted to 120 seats. Please reserve your seating through one of the following hosts by texting IRAQ2016 with the number of seats to be reserved. £15 no kids.

Supported by Scottish Action for Refugees (SAFR)
All funds go to International Action for Iraqi Refugees

Vivian – 07540706747
Fayrouz – 07828310433
Wesun – 07545035341

Doors open 6.30pm.

SUPPORT REFUGEES. SUPPORT IRAQ. SUPPORT HUMANITY.

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The Junkyard Free Festival Presents The Eclectic Circus
Friday 23rd September to Sunday 25th September
203 Bell Street, G4 0TD

Roll up for a Bank Holiday extravaganza…..

The Junkyard Free Festival Returns September Weekend with The Eclectic Circus.

The festival site will be transformed into a Circus theme for the weekend, with more than a few tricks up our sleeves.

Come see some of the best DJs and Live acts Glasgow has to offer. Plus there will be an array of tasty street food and beverages to tantalize your taste buds. Circus performers, comedy, face painters, tarot reading, punch&judy and a whole lot more. We will be transforming the cave into a whole new world for you to experience. Think NEON lights and carnival decor and get ready to be blown away!
Stay tuned as this one’s gonna be quirky!
more…..

The festival is FREE and we welcome all, big and small, pets an all.

DJs and Live Acts will be announced shortly!

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SQIFF 2016 – Scottish Queer International Film Festival
Thursday 29th September – Sunday 2nd October
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

From classic queer horror to brand new web series via documentaries on Madonna’s dancers and fierce trans-led political parties in the Philippines, the best short films from around the world and right here in Scotland, workshops and masterclasses with top industry professionals and two massive inclusive parties, SQIFF 2016 is bigger and better than ever. Tickets start from just £4 (free for unemployed and asylum seekers) and all workshops are free.

New for SQIFF 2016 – Festival Passes which will be on sale till 22nd September. Come to everything at the festival including our Friday and Saturday night parties for just £40 / £30 conc.

ACCESS: All venues have good access for wheelchairs and other mobility issues including accessible toilets. All films screen with English subtitles or captions for D/deaf and hard of hearing access. Selected screenings have a hearing loop or audio description available. Selected intros, Q&As, and discussions have BSL interpretation. If you require BSL interpretation for any events which don’t already have it, email info@sqiff.org and we’ll book this for you. Most venues have gender neutral toilets. See listings at www.sqiff.org for further access details or contact us with any questions.

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Psychiatry and Social Class
Thursday 29th September 7-9pm
Glasgow Autonomous Space, Unit 11, 53 Kilbirnie Street, G5 8JD

The diagnosis and treatments given to people of different social classes by psychiatrists is a big subject and has been a continuing area of interest to mental health professionals and researchers. This talk will introduce and explore some of the issues around class and psychiatry from a working class perspective and will be followed by a group discussion.

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This event is hosted by Glasgow AF. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here:https://afed.org.uk/about/safer-spaces/

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The Occupation of the American Mind – Film Screening
Sunday 2nd October 2-4pm
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G41 1BA

”It is arguable that the success of business propaganda in persuading
us, for so long that we are free from propaganda is one of the most
significant propaganda achievements of the twentieth century.” John Carey

“The Occupation of the American Mind”
Israel’s Public Relations War in the United State.

Justifying the indefensible is about. Keep saying the same thing over
and over again till people believe it. While the carnage continues
behind a vale of propaganda. An important film everyone should see.

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An Anti-Colonial Menu
Sunday 2nd October 7-9pm
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, G41 1BA

Culinary Legacies of Colonialism:
An Anti-Colonial Menu

Sun 2 Oct at 7pm, Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, Glasgow
£10 (includes film ticket and two course meal)

An Anti-Colonial Menu looks to discuss ancestral delicacies from the African continent pre-colonial rule. This one off dine and view event looks to discuss the politics and heritage of African cooking as one of the most diverse, yet least experienced, least understood cuisines in the world, through the research of historical foods and lost recipes from all of Africa – with the idea that the hangover of colonial rule also extends its legacy within the everyday food experience.

This communal dining experience will be followed by the film Black Girl.

This event is brought to you by Black History Month, Soul Food Sisters, Aya Distribution, Africa in Motion Film Festival, Küche and African Challenge Scotland.

La noire de… (Black Girl) | Ousmane Sembène | Senegal/France 1966 | 1h5m | French with English subtitles | 12

This recently and beautifully restored version of Black Girl is pioneering Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène’s first feature film, and is one of the first features by a director from sub-Saharan Africa. The film tells the tragic story of Diouana, a young Senegalese woman who finds work as a childminder for a French couple in Dakar. When the couple return to the south of France, she goes with them, dreaming of a life of luxury and fine clothes on the Côte d’Azur. However, things don’t turn out as she planned. A very moving and beautifully filmed portrayal of the gradual breakdown of a fragile, young woman, this is a great opportunity to see one of the genuine classics of African cinema.

Tickets here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/culinary-legacies-of-colonialism-an-anti-colonial-menu-tickets-27330883408?aff=eac2

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Glasgow Events Black Lives Matter and Pride

We’d like to draw your attention that tomorrow in Glasgow there will be a Black Lives Matter demo to protest about all the people of colour killed by police in UK as well as in solidarity with those protesting in USA. Please come if you can.

Cheers

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Free Pride + SQIFF Film Screening: Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger

Friday 12th August

7pm

University of Strathclyde Students’ Association

90 John Street, G1 1JH

Free Pride and the Scottish Queer International Film Festival are teaming up for a super special Free Pride fundraising film screening!

We’ll be screening the brilliant Kate Bornstein documentary ‘Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger’, alongside a selection of exciting LGBTQ+ short films.

This will be the first time the film has screened in Glasgow, so don’t miss out on a rare chance to see this brilliant film on a big screen!

‘Performance artist and writer Kate Bornstein explodes binaries while deconstructing gender—and her own identity. Trans-dyke. Reluctant polyamorist. Sadomasochist. Recovering Scientologist. Pioneering gender outlaw.

Sam Feder’s playful and meditative portrait on Bornstein, captures rollicking public performances and painful personal revelations as it bears witness to Kate as a trailblazing artist-theorist-activist who inhabits a space between male and female with wit, style and astonishing candor.’

Find out more about the film here: The film, “Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger”

Pay what you can! We’ll be taking donations to fund our main Free Pride event on 20th August, but the event is free to attend.

In association with Strathclyde LGBT+!

ACCESSIBILITY:

Stathclyde University Union is a wheelchair accessible building and gender neutral toilets will be available. All films will have english subtitles. If you have any other accessibility requirements please get in touch!

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Black Lives Matter Glasgow
Saturday 13th August

3-6pm. Meeting at Donald Dewar statue at top of Buchanan St

Rally for all the black lives lost due to police brutality.

There will be a demonstration in on the Buchanan Steps by the Donald Dewer statue followed by a vigil for Sheku Bayoh

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The Physics of Ghosts

Monday 15th

Admiral Bar, Waterloo St

Doors open at 7pm. Kickoff at 7.30

Glasgow Skeptics

In this talk we ask “What are ghosts made of?” and follow up by asking why do they haunt specific places? How do they move around and go through walls and throw things across rooms when nobody is looking?

The obvious answer is they don’t – but what if they did? How would it work?

All of these questions and more will be answered, interweaved with real life ghost stories from Thomas’ granddad’s 50 years as an exorcist with the Church of England. These will be debunked, bunked and debunked again and you might learn a thing or two about Quantum Tunneling theory in the process.

Thomas Hind is a former physicist turned science communicator turned comedian. He studied Physics at the University of Glasgow and followed it up with an MSc in Science Communication and Public Engagement at the University of Edinburgh as well as briefly working at CERN.

His Granddad, the Reverend Tom Willis, was once the Church of England’s foremost exorcist working in their paranormal-tinged Ministry of Deliverance (not related to the Jon Voight film). He made regular TV and radio appearances, including one infamous appearance where he accidentally swore on This Morning with Richard and Judy.

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This is event is free to attend, although we will be asking for donations at the end of the talk. Participants are under no obligation whatsoever to donate, however please rest assured that the money we collect doesn’t end up in anyone’s pocket – it is used to fund our overhead costs, and travel/accommodation for our speakers who come from further afield.

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Accessibility: As per the policy of the Admiral Bar, access to the venue “can only be provided to patrons who are sufficiently mobile and capable of independently evacuating premises, or with the minimum of assistance”. Unfortunately, this leaves the basement inaccessible to most wheelchair users.

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LGBTQ Mental Health Empowerment Space: Writing for Mental Health

Monday 15th

6-8pm

Flourish House

25 Ashley Street

LGBT Health and Wellbeing have started a supportive, friendly and confidential space in Glasgow for LGBTQ+ people with lived experience of mental ill health to come together, share our experiences and challenge mental health stigma. Our meetings are once a fortnight, on Mondays from 6-8pm. You can come to as many or as few meetings as you like.

This location is wheelchair accessible.

WRITING FOR MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOP

Writer Elaine Gallagher will be with us for this meeting. No writing experience required! Elaine says: “This session is to give people a taste of what it is like to write, and to encourage people who have written before to get back into it. In short exercises focused on writing for mental health we will encourage everyone to write their thoughts, without worrying about craft or technique… or even grammar. The session will be a safe space, free of criticism, with no pressure to read what you have written but welcoming you to read if you should

wish to.”

Booking: Booking isn’t essential, but we’d really appreciate it if you did! You can phone 0141 271 330 or email jenny@lgbthealth.org.uk

Booking ahead of the event helps us to plan better, but we definitely understand that not everyone can or wants to commit to coming along – you’re welcome to just turn up.

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Free Pride Banner making for Glasgow Pride march

18th August

4-9pm

Strathclyde Univerrsity Union

We will be marching on Saturday 20th of August, alongside thousands of LGBTQ+ people to celebrate our history, culture and continue the fight for our rights.

Come along on Thursday before the march to make all the amazing radical banners and placards we wil be showing off on the march. All materials will be provided, and if you want, we will keep a hold of your placard/banner and bring it to the march for you to use.

We will be making banners from 4pm so feel free to drop in whenever you like.

We always aim to centre the voices of those most marginalized in our community and beyond, so welcome women, trans*, disabled, POC, and migrant groups and individuals to join us. If there is anything we can do to support your campaigns or struggles either during pride or after, please get in touch.

Join our march event and invite your friends:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1669984489993880/

ACCESSIBILITY:

Stathclyde University Union is a wheelchair accessible building and gender neutral toilets will be available. If you have any other accessibility requirements please get in touch!

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Pride is a Protest!

Saturday 20th August is Glasgow Pride

Parade starting from Glasgow Green at 12 noon

There will be various radical, community and trade union blocks, including Free Pride, who have an post parade event too – see listing below this one.

Join Free Pride Glasgow as we take part in Glasgow Pride March 2016!

We will be marching through the streets of Glasgow, alongside thousands of LGBTQ+ people to celebrate our history, culture and continue our fight for more rights.

If you would like to march with us, then either meet us at our meeting point, or look out for us during the march.

MEETING PLACE: King’s Court, Glasgow, G1 5RB 11am. Walk towards Glasgow Green at 11.30am.

We believe Pride is a protest, so bring your banners, drums, pots and pans and loud voices. We will be hosting a banner making session for the march on Thursday the 18th of August.

Accessibilty for the march: There will be a Free Pride quiet bloc for anyone who wants to join. This group will be clearly indicated with a banner at our meeting place. If you do not feel comfortable coming alone, one of our wonderful Free Pride volunteers can come meet you, just message our page. Also if there is anything we can do to make the march more accessible don’t hesitate to get in touch.

If you can’t make it for the march: then you can still come and join us during the whole day for Free Pride, at the Art School. This will be a whole day of workshops, performances, film screenings, stalls and a club night to top it off! For the LGBTQ+ community, by the LGBTQ+ community.

Hope to see you there! And however you decide to spend your Pride, we hope you have a wonderful day.

Free Pride.

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Free Pride Glasgow 2016

20th August 2pm – 3am

The Art School

20 Scott Street, G3 6PE

Free Pride is BACK!

Last year, we came together to bring an inclusive, accessible & radical event for the LGBTQIA+ community in Glasgow. We didn’t think it was right to charge money to attend Pride, excluding those who can’t afford expensive tickets. So we created a free alternative, focusing on marginalised identities, promoting community and having a fun, safe space to celebrate pride. We had great feedback after last year’s event, so now we’re coming back!

Join us at the Art School after the Pride march for a day and night of talks, workshops, stalls, music, poetry & more!

DAYTIME 2pm–7pm

Music + poetry all day in the Vic Bar

Workshops + talks including

Ukblack Pride, Sex Worker Open University, disability workshop, trans identities workshop, vlogging masterclass + more!

Stalls from LGBT Youth Scotland, Danii’s House, Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow Disability Alliance, Rape Crisis Scotland, Black Lives Matter, Terence Higgins Trust + more!

NIGHTIME 10pm–3am

DJ sets across two floors, and a selection of films from Scottish Queer International Film Festival and Lock Up Your Daughters Filmmaking on the top floor. Music from:

Deep Brandy Album Cuts (PVC/TRUANTS)

Wheelman (STEREOTONE)

Letitia Pleiades (PVC)

Junglehussy

Kaiserin

+ more TBC!

Performance from

Jak Soroka

Sgaire Wood

Bea Webster

+ more TBC!

Hosted by Gloria ✨

We will also be meeting to join the Glasgow Pride march at 11am. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1669984489993880/

Accessibility:

The event is completely free to attend.

The Art School is a wheelchair accessible building with a lift to each floor and disabled toilets.

Gender neutral toilets will be available throughout the events.

The event is family-friendly.

We are currently fundraising to have BSL interpeters present throughout the event, and the films we are screening will be subtitled.

There will be a Quiet Space available throughtout the whole event, day + night, for anyone needing time away from the main activities. It’s not possible for us to make this totally quiet, but we’ll provide things to make this as peaceful an environment as possible.

If you have any accessibility needs, or if there’s anything we can do to make attending the event easier, please get in touch and we will do everything we can to accommodate you.

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Glasgow Events Online Communications Security Talk

Again, massive apologies for the poor service of your “weekly” autonomy update. We have had some offers of help from a couple of regular readers/event attenders and we will be prioritising resuming regular service once life calms down a little!

To assist us, please email with events that you know are coming up to the list address, or bring details of same to the event below and feel free to speak to any of Glasgow AFed about this list.

In the meantime your humble list admin this week doesn’t have time for a proper listing and therefore excuse that once again there is just a single event announced again.

Hope you’re all having a good summer.

Love and rage.

Online Communications Security Talk
Tuesday 26th July
7-9pm
Glasgow Autonomous Space
Unit 11
53 Kilbirnie Street
G5 8JD

(go through gates next to the “Calor Gas” car park, directly opposite Anaya/Lahore Indian restaurant. There is a small set of steps up to a door into side of the warehouse building. That is the space. Phone 07828540512 if you are having trouble or to get in the non step entrance if you have access needs)

We are facing a radical re-organisation of our government due to the meltdown of the Conservative party in the aftermath of the Brexit vote, it is looking like Theresa May will be our next PM, she is best known for cheer-leading the Investigatory Powers Bill (Communications Data Bill) through parliament, taking over from a Prime Minister who thought we should ban encryption, she is even more set on increasing the intelligence services ability to collect citizens’ communications.

In light of the Snowden leaks and the constant work of whistleblowers, we are finding out more about the capabilities of the intelligence services in the UK and worldwide, The need for open communication is more pressing then ever with the rise of an ideological erosion of personal freedoms, in this age of mass communication.

Find out about the current technologies, and a framework for mitigating threats faced when communicating on-line.

Organised in conjunction with 57North Hacklab

Glasgow Autonomous Space,
Kilbirnie Street
Tuesday 26th July
7pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/1034449869941888/

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Glasgow Events Migrant solidarity – eyewitness talk from a volunteer in Women’s Space in Ritsona Refugee Camp

Apologies for lack of emails to this list. Lots of stuff been going on behind the scenes and compiling this list each week takes a chunk of time that hasn’t been possible for past while. We hope to get back on track shortly.

Tonight we are very excited to be hosting a talk by someone involved with the women’s space in Ritsona Refugee Camp, Greece. We will hear eyewitness account of what its like at the camp and the realities of migrant solidarity in Greece.

Please also consider supporting the work and this event by letting others know about the talk, whether or not you can make it yourself.

Tuesday 28th June.
7-9pm
Glasgow Autonomous Space, Unit 11, 53 Kilbirnie Street. G5 8JD

An AFED member has been volunteering on a red-listed (no running water) refugee camp in Ritsona, Greece. She will talk about her personal experiences of setting up and working in a women’s space, about NGOs and their function within the camp and what happens on a volunteer’s return. There will be an opportunity to donate towards her work with pregnant and post-natal refugees and their babies so bring a few spare pennies if you have them.

https://www.facebook.com/events/934004950042005/

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