Brief update here. Special attention to our Monthly Public Discussion, next Thursday on Capitalism and Jewellery.
Friday 10th Febuary, 2000-0030
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall St G41 1BA
Come and party, chat and dance with WestGAP and friends!
With special guests:
DJ D-Harsh & DJ Alieu (The Unity Centre)!
vs. DJ LJ (Mixed Up Vinyl Club / WestGAP)!
* * BYOB * * Info-stall * * All Ages Welcome * *
It’s that time of year when WestGAP holds it AGM and to finish it off we would like to invite you all to a PARTY to get together with all the people we have worked with over the past year and potental new friends. Please come for a night of good chat and dancing.
If you are a community or activist group please bring any flyers and info for our info stall!
FREE ENTRY (donations accepted)
Democracy Unchained Book Launch
Saturday 11th Febuary, 1800-2000
CCA, 350 Sauchihall St, G3 3JD
Join us for the Launch of Democracy Unchained, written by a group of supporters towards a Real Democracy Movement. Presentation and discussion. Refreshments will be served.
The book is presented as a draft. It sets out a framework for discussing the potential for a new movement. It tries to set out what is wrong with the existing system, what real democracy could look like and how it could be achieved. The aim is to encourage people to think about what lies beyond the present situation, share ideas at face-to-face meetings, on social media, on-line etc. with the aim of launching the RDM in the course of 2017.
The event is a contribution to the Neo-Liberalism v. Democracy Congress, Glasgow, 11-12 February – more information here: http://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme/sane-neoliberalism-v-democracy-waking-up-to-reality
Capitalism and Jewellery
Thursday 16th Febuary, 1900-2100
GAS, Tradeston Industrial Estate G5 8 (email firstname.lastname@example.org for address)
The history of jewellery: our connection to it socially and personally and the role capitalism plays in that. Led by a jeweller who is also an anarchist.
Jewellery is a universal form of adornment dating back tens of thousands of years. This talk presented by Maddie, a jeweller and anarchist, explores some of the history of jewellery; its socio-economic significance, how it relates to gender, class, the environment and how it has been used and adapted by over the ages. Prepare to learn a whole new side to jewellery; a vast global business based around mythology, sentiment, status, ownership, exploitation and extremely successful marketing.
A Word With Us: Words & Music in Support of 1DayWithoutUsGLasgow
Sunday 19th Febuary, (1830) 1930-2130
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall St, G41 1BA
**** 18:30 EARLY BIRDS PLACARD MAKING WORKSHOP !!****
Arrive early for a placard making workshop to make signs for the imminent One Day Without us- Glasgow rally taking place the next day on George Square 12-2pm Mon Feb 20th. Bring spare paper, paints, glue, scissors, sharpies, felt pens, cardboard, sticks, and lots of things to say about standing up for migrants living, working and studying in the UK.
*******19:30-21:30 SPOKEN WORD AND MUSIC EVENT********
‘A Word with Us’ has been organised by One Day Without Us Glasgow in support of the One Day Without Us: UK National Protest and will host performances from a diverse range of migrant writers and musicians living, working and studying in Glasgow and their supporters.
By sharing this space and our words, we want to subvert the ways the label ‘migrant’ has been weaponised to divide us and use it to find solidarity across our differences in song, story and poetry: from asylum seekers to family members, international students to EU workers – we ask you to join us in affirming diversity, celebrating our shared humanity and standing up for migrant rights.
We particularly want to welcome writers in the asylum process and will be raising funds for their transport costs and for organisations that support them such as LGBT Unity Scotland and Refuweegee
Message us if you are interested in performing 🙂 but there will be an open mic available on the day too
*ENTRY: free for those in asylum process / £3 donation otherwise*
***TEA/COFFEE/JUICE/CAKE – donated homebaking welcome****
****** LINE UP TBC (but amazing!) + OPEN MIC****************
for more info on One Day actions in Glasgow join the One Day Without Us Glasgow group page
I am your friend, your teacher, your nurse. I am your next door neighbour, your cleaner, your driver. I helped build your house and look after you and your children. I am a part of your community and, sometimes, even part of your family. I am not a statistic. Does it matter that I was not born here?
Day after day, people like me wake up in fear. Fear of persecution, violence, exploitation, and destitution. Fear of being torn away from our communities and the people we love. Through no fault of our own, we have been made pawns in a political power game where fear of foreigners is used to justify austerity and increased public surveillance. As long as this continues, we all lose.
All of us need a home, healthcare, education, meaningful relationships and to live free from fear. We need to stand together and not let hate and greed divide us. Our differences nurture our solidarity. On the 20th of February 2017, we ask you to join us in affirming diversity and celebrating our shared humanity.
Students Not Suspects Scotland Tour- Glasgow
Tuesday 28th Febuary, 1730-2000
University of Strathclyde Student’s Association, 90 John St, G1 1JH
Find out about Preventing PREVENT, and surveillance of students
The impact of the Counter Terrorism and Security Act is normalizing Islamophobia and forcing public servants to act as informants. Students taking action are threatened with dismissal, arrest and huge court costs. Scottish institutions are under pressure, by the government, to produce policies, processes, and procedures to monitor students.
How can we ensure prevent implementation doesn’t scapegoat our students?
This event is for anyone interested in resisting the impact of the Prevent duty and working together on ensuring the implementation doesn’t negatively impact students. The speeches and workshops aim to equip students and activists with the knowledge and networks to take these campaigns on locally, IN YOUR INSTITUTIONS.
Organised by the Black Students Campaign – NUS Scotland, Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS) and the University and College Union (UCU)
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