Events upto 07/10/2013

Hi All,

A pretty long list of things happening this week – Films, Talks, Discussions,
Meet-Ups, Community Gardening, etc. – Please see below for details. Additionally, a small note – the Unity Book-Sale @Hillhead Bookclub (as listed last week) was postponed from Saturday; we’ll re-list this as when it’s been confirmed again. Also, we’d like to take the opportunity to trail the following events happening later this month:

* Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th October
– Free Self-Defense Workshops for Women of Colour (Trans-Welcome)
http://www.kinningparkcomplex.org/2013/08/free-self-defence-workshops-for-women-of-colour-trans-welcome/

* Monday 14th October
– Cash for Antifash Benefit (Edinburgh)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1406937919534709/

These aren’t for a few weeks, but worth taking a look at, spreading about before then.

As ever, if there’s anything you think we should be covering, please let us know, and we’ll oblige where appropriate, etc.

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Monday 30th September – Saturday 5th October
– Reclaim the ‘F’ Word: A Week of Explorations into Feminism

Monday 30th September
– Movie Madness with Glasgow University Climate Action Society

Tuesday 1st October
– Film Screening: Blood Brother (plus Discussion) (Take One Action)

Tuesday 1st October
– ‘Against Cannibalism: ‘Chto Delat’, Russia and the New Avant Garde’ (CSSTM)

Wednesday 2nd October – Thursday 3rd October
– Fuck the Patriarchy (Fail Better/Reclaim the ‘F’ Word)

Wednesday 2nd October
– Film Screening: State 194 (plus Discussion) (Take One Action)

Thursday 3rd October
– ‘What is the Welfare State?’ (Glasgow University Human Rights Network)

Thursday 3rd October
– Film Screening: Are You Listening! (with Filmmaker Q & A) (Take One Action)

Saturday 5th October
– Film Screening: ‘No! The Rape Documentary (with Panel) (Digital Desperados)

Saturday 5th October
– ‘Campaigning for Beginners’ (Take One Action)

Sunday 6th October
– Film Screening: Thirsty World (plus Discussion) (Take One Action)

Sunday 6th October
– Story-Spiral Community Gardening Day (Battlefield Community Project)

Monday 7th October
– The Radical Wing of the Black Power Movement in the US (1965 – 1973)
(Glasgow Afed)

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Monday 30th – Saturday 5th October
– Reclaim the ‘F’ Word: A week of Explorations into Feminism
Multiple Venues/Times (See links for Details)

Since June this year, Tron Associate Artist, Julia Taudevin and a handful of emergent and early career writers and theatre makers have been exploring
feminism. This week will see the Tron Theatre and Vic Bar bubble with the energy of theatre makers of all genders and ages who share a drive to reclaim, redefine and re-energise the word feminism and it’s relevance to us all through the medium of theatre.

For Further Info (and individual listings and event details) –
https://www.facebook.com/events/1415205805369097/

For Tickets and Bookings – http://www.tron.co.uk/

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Monday 30th September
– Movie Madness with Glasgow University Climate Action Society
Williams Room, John McIntyre Building, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ
5pm

This Monday, we will be dimming the lights and getting comfy and cosy to watch ‘Do the Math’. Created by 350.org, the Do the Math Movie is being screened at house-parties and screenings around the world.

The movie tells the story of the rising movement to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis and fight the fossil fuel industry….You can watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zfinOCgRQ0

This event will launch GUCA’s Fossil Free campaign, demanding that the University of Glasgow recognise the seriousness of climate change by divesting from the fossil fuel industry.

We will finish with a short talk and discussion, ending at 6pm, followed by a social gathering at The 78. For those of you who are new to the city The 78 is a vegan pub with a great beer selection and well priced food and heaps of comfy seats. The address for The 78 is:

10-14 Kelvinhaugh Street
Glasgow
G3 8NU

Hope to see you all there,

Event Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/644146095629005/

For Further Info: http://guec.org.uk/guca/

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Tuesday 1st October
– Film Screening: Blood Brother (plus Discussion) (Take One Action)
GFT, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB
5.30pm

Grand Jury and Audience Award winner at Sundance 2013, this intimate portrait of a young man who longs to find a family of his own is challenging and
graceful in equal measure. When Pittsburgh youth Rocky Braat first travelled to India, he was hoping to sort out his priorities and forget about his past; a chance visit to an orphanage led to his life changing forever. Compelled to visit, and then befriend and work with just a tiny fraction of the 220,000 children living with HIV, “Rocky anna” (brother, as they come to call him) soon realizes that the price of his compassion is to come to terms with the depths of his own vulnerabilities. This is a deeply transformative film, and a celebration of the unmistakable power of love.

Preceded by short film Susan’s Story (5 mins), and followed by a discussion about the human cost of going out on a limb for the issues we care about – with contributors including activist, blogger and campaigner Dan Glass.

Join a free, facilitated small group conversation after either screening of Blood Brother to meet other enquiring souls and reflect on the story. This is free – but you must register in advance by emailing dialogues@takeoneaction.org.uk, stating the title of the film and the date and city of the screening.

Film Info (and Trailer): http://www.bloodbrotherfilm.com/

Event Info: http://www.takeoneaction.org.uk/calendar/details/926

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Tuesday 1st October
– ‘Against Cannibalism: ‘Chto Delat’, Russia and the New Avant Garde’ (CSSTM)
Rm. 205, 5 University Gardens, Glasgow University, G12 8QQ
5.15pm – 7pm

Hosted by the Centre for the Study of Socialist Theory & Movements.

Since the beginning of the new millennium the concept of the avant-garde has again been in contention, particularly in relation to the debate in France between Jacques Rancière and Alain Badiou. However, some of the most significant work on the avant-garde has been done in Russia by the artist
group Chto Delat (‘What is to be done’). In this talk I analyse the nature of the current debate and the shift in the global dynamics of artistic practice, with specific reference to Chto Delat and the situation in Russia. In this I draw attention to the expanding nature of the artistic periphery and the consolidation of what I call, the internationalization of the margins.

John Roberts is Professor of Art and Aesthetics at the University of Wolverhampton. He is the author of a number of books including,
‘Philosophizing the Everyday: Revolutionary Praxis and the Fate of Cultural Theory’ (Pluto 2006), ‘The Intangibilities of Form: Skill and Deskilling in Art After the Readymade’ (Verso, 2007) and ‘The Necessity of Errors’ (Verso, 2011). His ‘Photography and Its Violations’ is to be published by Columbia University Press next year, and he is currently finishing a new book for Verso, ‘Revolutionary Time and the Avant-Garde’. He has also contributed to numerous journals, including, Radical Philosophy, New Left Review, Historical Materialism, New Literary History, Journal of Critical Realism, Third Text, and the Philosophy of Photography.

For Further Info: http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/socialpolitical/research/sociology/
socialisttheoryandmovement/seminarsandevents/

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Wednesday 2nd October – Thursday 3rd October
– Fuck the Patriarchy (Fail Better)
Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HB
8.30pm (both days)

Fuck the Patriarchy is part of ‘Reclaim the F Word’ – a week of new writing and performance by emergent artists. Since June this year, Tron Associate
Artist, Julia Taudevin and a handful of emergent and early-career writers and theatre makers have been exploring feminism. This week will see the Tron
Theatre and Vic Bar bubble with the energy of theatre makers of all genders and ages who share a drive to reclaim, redefine and re-energise the word
feminism and it’s relevance to us all through the medium of theatre.

Fuck the Patriarchy – A night of words, songs and film curated and presented by Fail Better. Wednesday’s performance will feature women with a common goal of making sure that the patriarchy is smashed, including Louise Welsh, Liz Lochhead, Genesee, Zoe Strachan, Jenny Lindsay and Rachel McCrum. Thursday’s performance will be a mixed-gender exploration, explanation and expression on feminism with Liz Lochhead, Harry Giles, Katherine McMahon, Catherine Grosvenor and Julia Taudevin.

For Event Details (and Booking Info):
http://www.tron.co.uk/event/f-the-patriarchy/

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Wednesday 2nd October
– Film Screening: State 194 (with Discussion) (Take One Action)
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD
7.30pm

As more Scottish companies and institutions join the international boycott of settlement produce, this wide-ranging view of the internal and global forces working for and against Palestine’s bid for statehood throws current peace talks about the future of the region into powerful relief.

In 2011, Palestine submitted an application to the UN to gain recognition as
its 194th member state. State 194 follows Prime Minister Fayyad, hailed as
both US stooge and independent hero, as he struggles to support the bid with
an ambitious infrastructure plan to prove that self-administration is viable.
But Fayyad is just one actor among many – from Israeli peace activists and
“pragmatists”, to Palestinian bloggers and foreign diplomats – whose actions
and hopes must align to achieve a breakthrough. This is eye opening, often
optimistic, and ultimately necessary viewing.

Both screenings will be followed by discussion with guests Yitzhak Frankenthal
(founder of The Parents’ Circle, featured in the film, now Director of the
Fund for Reconciliation, Tolerance and Peace), Hamed Qawasmeh (Hebron-based
Palestinian peace activist with The Villages Group, a grassroots, cross-border
solidarity network) and Kathy Galloway (Christian Aid).

You can also join a free, facilitated small group conversation after the
Edinburgh screening of the film to meet other enquiring souls and reflect on
the story. Free – but you must register in advance by emailing
dialogues@takeoneaction.org.uk , stating the title of the film and the date
and city of the screening.

Trailer: http://vimeo.com/68598996

Event Info: http://www.takeoneaction.org.uk/calendar/details/935/

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Thursday 3rd October
– ‘What is the Welfare State?’ (Glasgow University Human Rights Network)
Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre @Charles Wilson Building, Kelvin Way, G12 8QQ
6pm

Since the 1980s, the “welfare state” has rarely sounded a positive note in
political debate. But if the phrase has gone out of fashion, the reality it
describes continues to be a fundamental feature of the world in which we live.
For all its defects and dilemmas, the welfare state is an essential element of
contemporary capitalism and a vital concomitant of democratic government. It
is neither a policy choice nor a political preference: it is a fundamental
dimension of modern society. The aim of this lecture is to cut through the fog
of myths and misunderstandings and explain in clear and simple terms, what the
welfare state is, how it works, and why it matters.

For Further Info: http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/glasgowhumanrightsnetwork/
informationbulletin/

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Thursday 3rd October
– Film Screening: Are You Listening! (with Filmmaker Q & A) (Take One Action)
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD
7.30pm

U.K. Premiere. A Bangladeshi family battle the surging frontline of climate
change in this critically acclaimed, mesmerising and paired-back testament to
the hidden cost of high-carbon living. Rakhi’s son Rahul was only four in 2009
when a powerful tidal wave destroyed everything they owned. Her husband Soumen
has had no work since, as every day remains a battle to defend the community’s
land from typhoons and further flooding. Shot from immersive low camera angles
which pull the viewer head first into scenes suggestive of science fiction, we
join Rakhi and her family in impasse, struggling to keep their home out of the
mud, while governments, both national and international, sit on their hands.
Will there be a future for Rahul on his ancestral land? Or will he – like
millions of others – be forced to make a life in the impoverished slums
churning out poverty-wage garments to keep the West happy?

Both screenings will be followed by discussion and ideas for practical action
with the film’s producer Sara Afreen and Bangladeshi climate activist Selina
Shelley (Oxfam GB).

You can also join a free, facilitated small group conversation after the
Glasgow screening of the film to meet other enquiring souls and reflect on the
story. Free – but you must register in advance by emailing
dialogues@takeoneaction.org.uk , stating the title of the film and the date
and city of the screening.

Film Info (and Trailer): http://www.film-areyoulistening.info/

Event Listing: http://www.takeoneaction.org.uk/calendar/details/925/

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Saturday 5th October
– ‘No! The Rape Documentary (with Panel) (Digital Desperados)
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD
6pm -9pm

This award winning documentary film, created by a rape and incest survivor,
took 13 years to complete. It is a combination of testimonials, scholarly
interviews, activism and cultural education relating to the rape and sexual
assault of African-American women by African-American men. It explores the
complex pressures on black women to remain silent about abuses perpetrated by
black men in the context of the constant and violent racism directed at
African–American men.

Impacting archival footage, spirited music, transformational dance, and
performances from award-winning poets take viewers on a journey from
enslavement of African people in the United States through to the present day.
Violence prevention advocates, theologians, sociologists, historians,
anthropologists, and other leading scholars and human rights activists provide
an interdisciplinary context with which to examine sexual violence in African-
American communities.

It will be followed by a discussion led by representatives from Black Women’s
Rape Action Project ,Black Feminists and Shakti Womens Aid from Edinburgh.

For Further Info: http://www.digitaldesperados.org/screening-events/2013-2/

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Saturday 5th October
– ‘Campaigning for Beginners’ (Take One Action)
The Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JP
1pm – 5pm

Are you totally new to the idea or practice of campaigning? Have you seen a
film that’s inspired you to do something? Actively seeking change on the
issues you care about can take many forms, but it can also also be fun and
hugely rewarding. These informative and empowering beginner’s guides to
changing the world will give you the confidence to make a real difference.
Meet experienced campaigners, get to grips with the building blocks of
developing a campaign, and hear directly from politicians who might be on the
receiving end of your future action.

Hosted by Take One Action Film Festival, supported by the Sheila McKechnie
Foundation. These Workshops are free to attend, but you need to register.
Please email campaigning@takeoneaction.org.uk with a brief description of your
interest in taking part, or call – 020 7700 8231.

For Further Info – http://www.takeoneaction.org.uk/calendar/details/551/

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Sunday 6th October
– Film Screening: ‘Thirsty World’ with Discussion (Take One Action)
The Tall Ship @Riverside, 150 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow G3 8RS
6pm (Doors Open 5.15pm)

Globally acclaimed master of aerial cinema, Yann Arthus Bertrand, revisits our
incredible and fragile planet – this time foregrounding the wonders of the
world’s fresh water sources and the ordinary heroes fighting to defend them.

A European family of four consumes 140,000 litres of water every week. But
isn’t ours. It comes from other, often developing countries, that produce our
coffee, jeans and cheap meat. There, water is often scarce and, in the face of
climate change, increasingly a cause of conflict. At the same time, those
water sources are among the most exquisite natural wonders of the world – from
the Congo basin to the Cambodian deltas.

Viewed from surreal heights, and plunging to earth to meet the campaigners,
entrepreneurs and women on the frontline, A Thirsty World is a beautiful,
urgent call to everyday action.

Screening with the short film Merfolk (3 min)

Draw inspiration from the sight and the sound of Scotland’s own great river by
joining us on the Clyde’s Tall Ship for a special screening of A Thirsty World
in Glasgow, followed by discussion with Percy Patrick (SCIAF) and Jon Rathjen
(HydroNation).

Film Info (with Trailer):
http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/en/films/project/projectID/15

Event Info: http://www.takeoneaction.org.uk/calendar/details/936/

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Sunday 6th October
– Story Spiral Community Gardening Day (Battlefield Community Project)
Battlefield Community Garden, Arundel Drive/Ledard Road, Glasgow, G42
2pm – 5pm

Come and help with the exciting next phase of our story spiral projet!

Storyteller and herbalist Amanda Edmiston, along with other artistic
collaborators has been creating a story for Battlefield that includes
different herbs and a witch!

Children have been involved in make pictures to illustrate the story (which
will be turned into a book), and now we’re ready to start making the herb
spiral.

See you in the garden!

For Further Info –
http://battlefieldcommunityproject.weebly.com/the-story-spiral.html

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Monday 7th October
– Radical Wing of the Black Power Movement in the US (’65-’73) (Glasgow Afed)
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carringdon Street, Glasgow, G4 9AJ.
6.45pm – 99pm

A talk hosted by Glasgow Anarchist Federation.

The Black Power movement in the United States superseded the Southern Civil
right movement with more movement ideology, strategy, and tactics, which
provided even more of a confrontation directly with the American central
government.

More than just a Black cultural history of the period, and speaking of the
usual media creations that dealt with poetry, Afro hairstyles or Black music
of the late 1960’s into the ’70’s, Lorenzo and JoNina Ervin, two African
American veterans of the U.S. Black Power movement, will speak of the now-
forgotten radical movements from that period: the Student Nonviolent
Coordinating Committee, the Black Panther Party, League of Revolutionary Black
Workers, and others which made up a radical activist wing, which tried to
transform the entire country, not just protest racism or seek Black rights
with protective legislation. Learn about the radical wing of the Black Power
movement, from the standpoint of the grassroots participants, not the leaders.

JoNina Ervin, author of “Driven by the Movement: Activists of the Black Power
Era”, will speak about her interviews with some 20 Black Power activists as
well as about her activity in the Black Panther Party in the 1970’s. Lorenzo
Ervin, author of “Anarchism and the Black Revolution”, “The Progressive
Plantation”, and “Black Power, Black Autonomy” is an ex-civil rights and Black
Panther Party member will speak on his years as a civil rights/Black Power
activist, Black Anarchist political prisoner, and contemporary anti-racist
organizer. They are both active in the Memphis Black Autonomy Federation, and
on the national board of the Black Autonomy Federation of North America.

For Further Info: https://glasgowanarchists.wordpress.com/

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