Glasgow Events Autonomy update 20.10.17

1. Glasgow University Anarchist Student Group First meeting of the year 2. Panel discussion – Gender Equality in Kurdish Society
3. David Rovics at McSorley’s
4. Red and Black Song Club relaunch
5. WestGAP is looking for volunteers!
6. Edge Fund Deadline
7. Save the date: Demonstration Against Detention at Dungavel 8. Warning: Fascist rally in Glasgow, 5 November

1. Glasgow University Anarchist Student Group First meeting of the year 20/10
Jim’s Bar QMU

Anarchist meeting. Wanna know what anarchism is? wanna live some anarchism? Or do you just want some support for your current action? No matter what, come along!
If anyone for whatever reason wants to attend the meeting, but not in a bar or similar, tell us and the location will be moved to a dry space without further question. Agenda:
Introduction of new members
Plans for this year.
“Propaganda” distribution (including stickers!)

2. Panel discussion: Gender Equality in Kurdish Society
CCA, Sauchiehall Street

Panel Discussion: Jin, Jiyan, Azadi – Gender Equality in Kurdish Society
Women, Life, Freedom. The YPJ, the women’s protection units of the Kurdish militia, have come increasing to the attention of the world’s media to the obvious shock of the west. How, they seem to ask, can a non western society embody a progressive model without our intervention? Does the obvious gender equality within the military extend to Kurdish civil society? And can this homegrown feminism be seen as an alternative model for the broader east? Free/unticketed
Films in this strand: Jin, Jiyan, Azadi: Freedom of the Body and Mind | Document 2017.

3. David Rovics at MacSorleys
David Rovics // MacSorleys // October 22nd

“Absolutely brilliant. David Rovics says exactly what needs to be said.” Ian McMillan, BBC
“David Rovics is a freaking genius.”
Eric Spitznagel, MTV
“David Rovics is the musical version of Democracy Now!”
Amy Goodman, Pacifica
“If the great Phil Ochs were to rise from the dead today, he would probably be hailed as the new David Rovics.” Andy Kershaw, BBC
“I’m a big fan.”
Tom Morello, Rage Against the Machine
“David Rovics says the things about America that everyone else is thinking.” Attila the Stockbroker

4. Red and Black Song Club relaunch
GAS (Glasgow Autonomous Space, 53 Kilbirnie Street, G5 8JD

Red and Black Song Club is relaunching!
After a short break, we’re back with a vengeance! Come along to share learn some radical left songs from past and present to use in your own struggles. Chat with like minded people over a cup of tea during the break.
No musical experience or knowledge necessary just enthusiasm! Players of any instrument are more than welcome to bring them along. Have a favourite radical song to share? Bring some copies along too. No fixed charge. Donation for room and expenses according to your means. Please share the event and invite your friends.

5. WestGAP is looking for volunteers!
We are a collectively-run, volunteer welfare rights and anti-poverty group, based in Cessnock, Glasgow. Everyone at WestGAP is a volunteer. We provide practical support and solidarity to people in the welfare system.

We are in urgent need of new volunteers, ideally people who can commit a half-day or day a week, and who are interested in taking our free training route to becoming a volunteer welfare rights advisor.

We currently only have two welfare rights advisors; we urgently need to double this to make WestGAP more sustainable.

Volunteer advisors are supported by our in-house and external training and support programme; we organise 6-weekly peer-support sessions for practical and emotional reflection, feedback, and guidance. We also organise regular in-house training on the benefits system, as well as free access to Glasgow Social Work Department’s comprehensive Welfare Rights training. All new volunteers shadow our existing advisors till they feel ready to move to advising themselves.

While we want our volunteers to be committed to WestGAP’s aims and values, we also recognise that training as a volunteer advisor with WestGAP can be a supportive route into paid work in welfare rights.

All our volunteers get travel expenses and lunch expenses recompensed.

If you think you could help then PLEASE get in touch:

Email us at:
Facebook message us: Call us: 0141 328 5133

N.B. We are also looking for volunteer receptionists, social media people, outreach, and fundraising people. So get in touch with us if you can help with any of these things too.

6. Edge Fund application deadline
We are now open for our second funding round of the year! We will be giving around £40,000 to about 30 grass-roots groups, campaigning for effective social change. We will be accepting applications from the 2nd of October until Sunday 12th of November. More info here:



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