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.

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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 and we’ll book this for you. Most venues have gender neutral toilets. See listings at for further access details or contact us with any questions.


The Occupation of the American Mind
Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States
film screening
Sunday 2nd October.
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”


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 –


In Motion: Amiri Baraka Screening
13th October
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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