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Glasgow Events ~~Glasgow Autonomy Update~~10.2.2017

Hey all,

Brief update here. Special attention to our Monthly Public Discussion, next Thursday on Capitalism and Jewellery.

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Glasgow Events ~~Glasgow Autonomy Update~~ 21.1.17

Hi everybody!

Here we have a massive Glasgow Autonomous Space celebration update – almost all the events listed here are taking place in Glasgow’s coolest free space! If you haven’t been along to check it out yet, here you will find plenty of opportunities. You can read more about GAS at http://glasgowautonomous.weebly.com/.

On another note, the Spirit of Revolt Archive have contacted us with a message about their need for scanning volunteers, here is their message:

SPIRIT OF REVOLT is the archive for the West of Scotland, covering anarchist, libertarian socialist and grassroots community material. It is located in the Mitchell Library.
A priority is to digitise by scanning most off the donated archives. At present we have a need for more volunteer scanners. With the possible exception of early Tuesday evening, all the scanning has to take place between approx 9.30-4.30 in the SOR room.
If you support the aims of SOR, work part-timer or are unwaged or have a flexi shift, contact me, as the Scanning Coordinator in order to arrange an Induction session. Most scanners do a 2 hour stint either weekly or fortnightly.
Keith Millar via hereandnowscot http://spiritofrevolt.info/collection/

Dance Party / بانگیشتن / Dawet / پارتی / 派对 / ግብዣ / حفلة
Sun, 22 January, 1700 – 2200
GAS, Tradeston Industrial Estate G5 8

!! A chance to get together and have an early evening DANCE !!

When darkness falls, come to Glasgow Autonomous Space (GAS) where there will be music and friends to welcome you !

Everyone is the DJ – there’ll be a laptop ready for people to put on songs.

Spread the word , see you there !

* the party space is fully accessible with accessible toilets too
** GAS aims to be a safe and welcoming space, there’ll be people on hand all night should people have any questions or concerns

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Disaster Communism and Mutual Aid – Public Discussion
Monday 23rd January, 1800-2100
GAS, Tradeston Industrial Estate G5 8 (email glasgow@afed.org.uk for address)

“Besides the law of Mutual Struggle there is in Nature the law of Mutual Aid, which, for the success of the struggle for life, and especially for the progressive evolution of the species, is far more important than the law of mutual contest” – Peter Kropotkin

“Disasters, while producing undeniable misery, also bring to the fore the latent power of reciprocity, which always remains submerged, fractured and inchoate in the capitalist world of exchange. In this way, the kind of improvised, spontaneous mutual aid which characterises disaster communities points to latent potentials for radical social change.” – Out of the Woods

Mutual Aid is a key principle of anarchist theory. The belief, backed by much evolutionary, psychological and sociological research, that humans are naturally cooperative and that this tendency can, and must, be the basis of our social struggle and future society.

Far from a hellish war of all against all, the absence of capitalism and the state often produces the conditions for solidarity and collaboration. Disasters, natural or political, are dreadful and we do not wish them, but even in the worst conditions we should not despair.

We’ll discuss the history of mutual aid as an idea, the relation to disasters and people’s natural response to them, and what we can practically do right now for survival pending revolution.

Free and all welcome.

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Arabic/English exchange
Tue, 24 January, 1800 – 2000
GAS, Tradeston Industrial Estate G5 8

Come and join us for the Unity* Arabic/English language exchange!

It is a conversation class where people can learn Arabic and Arabic speakers can learn/improve their English and get to know each other in a supportive environment – an environment where English is not put on a pedestal and everyone is learning.

The class started as a response to the limited spaces for people to study ESOL at college. Many are on waiting lists for many many months, so we wanted to act together so people could practice their English in the mean time.

Anyone of any level can attend. We also urgently need more English speakers!

An organisation called Arika has given us some money to provide travel expenses for those that could not attend the class otherwise, but this money is running out. Please help if you can: https://www.youcaring.com/people-who-couldn-t-attend-otherwise-601139

Come on down! 🙂

*The Unity Centre has been open almost 10 years and offers unconditional support and solidarity to asylum seekers and all other migrants http://unitycentreglasgow.org/

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Frackwatch Glasgow Stall and leafleting
Wed, 25th January, 1330-1530
Near Lush, Buchanan Street

Handing out leaflets and inviting folk to sign up to our petition and mailing list

Frackwatch Glasgow exists to campaign to keep greater Glasgow a frack-free zone, and to work with other community groups for a ban on unconventional gas extraction (fracking) everywhere.

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Information Evening – Charter Flights + Resistance
Thur, 26th January, 1800-2100
GAS, Tradeston Industrial Estate G5 8

Following the currently raging 2 weeks of action against charter flights (https://www.facebook.com/events/1337459672940512), the Unity Centre have organised this information evening.

Join volunteers from the Unity Centre to discuss charter flights and what we can do to resist them .

The evening will be open to all and a space to learn and talk together.

We will speak specifically about:

– what charter flights are
– who is at risk
– why charter flights are a problem
– previous resistance
– future resistance

——– ACCESSIBILITY ——–
The evening will be hosted by Glasgow Autonomous Space (www.glasgowautonomousspace.com). GAS has a fully accessible entrance and gender neutral toilets.

——- GETTING TO GAS ——-
GAS is at 53 Kilbirnie Street, G5 8JD. The space is a five minute walk away from West Street Subway Station, a two minute walk from bus stops in either direction that host the number 57 and a five minute walk from bus stops in either direction that host the number 4, 5, 6, and 7. The number 38 (all services) also stops nearby.

Useful reading here: https://corporatewatch.org/news/2017/jan/06/deportation-charter-flights-collective-expulsion-2017

Information on the 2 weeks of action currently ongoing here: https://enddeportations.wordpress.com/
https://enddeportations.wordpress.com/about/

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Gender Queer/Non-Binary/Women Social
Sun, 29th January, 1000-1500
GAS, Tradeston Industrial Estate G5 8

We would like to invite folks to the first Gender Queer/Non-Binary/Women Social @ GAS!
*no men will be present in the space during this time*

The idea is to hold a regular space at GAS for Gender Queer/Non-Binary/Women folks to do whatever they want…there are lots of ideas but we would like the space to be shaped by the people who use it. This initial social will be a be a chance to drop in for tea/coffee or brunch, share ideas, meet people and begin to talk about getting some ideas off the ground. We hope to have a few more over the coming months!

There will be activities for children so feel free to bring them along and bus fares will be available, we also have some bus tickets which we can give people in advance if they/their group or organisation can let us know in advance.

Hope to see you soon!

——– ACCESSIBILITY ——–
Glasgow Autonomous Space is a free space for self-organised groups to meet for various events, although if you want you can donate to the space when you’re there. GAS has a fully accessible enterance, two toilets which are both gender neutral (and one an accessible toilet). However GAS can get really cold so be sure to wrap up warm! The kitchen is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. The event will be child friendly- especially the creativity part!

——- GETTING TO GAS ——-
GAS is at 53 Kilbirnie Street, G5 8JD. Although it is in a warehouse, we’ll make sure it is clearly signposted. The space is a five minute walk away from West Street Subway Station, a two minute walk from bus stops in either direction that host the number 57 and a five minute walk from bus stops in either direction that host the number 4, 5, 6, and 7. The number 38 (all services) also stops nearby.

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IWW Open Discussion: Brexit and the class struggle
Tue, 31st January, from 1900
Electron Club of the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

The first of the year’s informal discussions on different topics hosted by Clydeside IWW. This time we will be talking about Brexit and what it means for class struggle organising.

You can read a couple of different perspectives by going to the Clydeside IWW facebook event (up soon!) or by contacting: clydeside@iww.org.uk.

Everyone welcome.

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Psychologists Against Austerity
Sat, 4th Febuary, 1300-1500
GAS, Tradeston Industrial Estate G5 8

PAA is an alliance of psychologists, therapists, service users and allies who are campaigning against the pressures caused by austerity measures. This is a meeting for the Scottish network.

Glasgow meeting – following up on our last one in Edinburgh. Come along if you can.

There will be short presentations by two masters students on their project exploring accessing benefits and a person with lived experience in this area.

Directions

Glasgow Autonomous Space is quite new, so new it’s not showing as a location for facebook! Postcode is G5 8JD.

*go through gates next to the “Calor Gas” car park just off

Kilbirnie Street, 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. Let us know if you have access needs as there is another enterance available. There are accessible toilets*

http://glasgowautonomous.weebly.com/

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Capitalism and Jewellery
Thursday 16th Febuary, 1900-2100
GAS, Tradeston Industrial Estate G5 8 (email glasgow@afed.org.uk 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.

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Glasgow Events No more deaths in detention – Glasgow demo today

sorry for sending you out this extra update today. Would be good to hear feedback on whether you, our readers, would like these occasional last minute announcements or not.

Emergency Demonstration – no more deaths in detention!
TODAY – mon 16th Jan
4:30-6:30
initially meet at unity centre (22 Ibrox Street, G51 1AQ) but if you arrive later just come straight to home office 200 Brand St, G51 1DH

The third death in the UK immigration detention estate in just over a month, another death has occurred at Morton Hall detention centre. This time by suicide on Wednesday 11th January 2017.

Detainees currently at Morton Hall report the man as ‘young and quiet, never causing any trouble’. He spent his time watching TV, playing games and at the gym. They say the atmosphere at the centre are ‘very low and people are sick and tired of the place’. Speaking to ex-detainee friends of The Unity Centre the mood is also low, no one is surprised at yet another death but anger levels are high as suicides and deaths within the detention estates continue at what seems to be an increasing rate.

What has been reported to The Unity Centre by detainees held in Morton Hall is that it is believed the man was found around 12noon Wednesday 11th January hanging in his room/cell. We are yet unsure as to how he was found or by whom. At 12noon all detainees were locked in their rooms in Morton Hall which is why this time of death is suspected.

The Home Office have been contacted by The Unity Centre for
confirmation of the event without comment.

The recently deceased was of Polish descent. The circumstances surrounding his suicide are that he was refused bail on the 23rd of December 2016, whereby, the argument was used by the Judge against granting bail because of the absence of a surety, his girlfriend, who was heavily pregnant at the time. She could not travel to the bail hearing because she was so close to her due date and Morton Hall is not an accessible place. Their baby was born on the day of the suicide, it is believed he was aware of the birth before he took his life, and that he had expressed enormous grief at not being allowed to see the birth of his child, the decision to deny him this right taken by the Home Office. His friend had also been removed from Morton Hall and the UK one day prior to this.

We have also been told that the individual had not committed any crime in the UK and that he had sought medical help for his mental health conditions and been told to use the gym facilities. He did this regularly.

One detainee while reflecting on Wednesday’s event says it is the ‘mental conditions’ of the centre that put so much pressure on people in detention to take such drastic actions. He said continuously thinking about things that are out of their hands is torture and that detention centres like Morton Hall are ‘ticking time bombs’. For him he says he is trying to be as strong as he can but how strong can he be?

One Unity Centre Volunteer recalls ‘Detainees are constantly comparing detention centres to prisons, with prisons being given preference. Detainees in Harmondsworth, now Heathrow Removal Centre, Colnbrook, Morton Hall and Yarlswood overwhelmingly report on the poor levels of health care and mental health support. One detainee who has since been removed after two years in Colnbrook said it was like a mental institution with everyone receiving anti-depressents and other medications, he even said there was a trolly that was wheeled around the centre each day handing such medications out. This cannot be the solution to locking people up with no idea on whether they will be released, deported, or continue to sit aimlessly in detention.’

While centres like Morton Hall exist, with indefinite periods of detention in place and among the increasingly hostile environment manufactured towards migrants within the UK preventable deaths will continue.

The Unity Centre will hold an emergency demo outside the Glasgow Home Office Reporting Centre on Brand Street at 4:30pm on Monday 16th January 2017.

*Meet at The Unity Centre (22 Ibrox Street, G51 1AQ) at 4.30pm to go together to the Home Office round the corner to demonstrate. Bring banners and placards and chants!*

**Please be aware there will most likely be police presence.**

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Jewellery & Capitalism; gender, class and the environment. Thurs 16th Feb

Jewellery and Capitalism talk and discussion, Thursday 16th February 7-9pm at GAS

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.

Magpies picking over deer carcass

 

Glasgow Events ~~Glasgow Autonomy Update~~ 11.1.17

Hey everyone,

Remember us? Been a long time! You can expect more consistent updates from now on.

Here we have a pretty exciting list of events with two A-Fed hosted public discussions in the next month and an open, unstructured evening this coming Monday, so come along and meet us all for a chat!

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Disaster Communism and Mutual Aid – Glasgow workshop Mon 23rd Jan 6-9pm

“Besides the law of Mutual Struggle there is in Nature the law of Mutual Aid, which, for the success of the struggle for life, and especially for the progressive evolution of the species, is far more important than the law of mutual contest” – Peter Kropotkin

“Disasters, while producing undeniable misery, also bring to the fore the latent power of reciprocity, which always remains submerged, fractured and inchoate in the capitalist world of exchange. In this way, the kind of improvised, spontaneous mutual aid which characterises disaster communities points to latent potentials for radical social change.” – Out of the Woods

Mutual Aid is a key principle of anarchist theory. The belief, backed by much evolutionary, psychological and sociological research, that humans are naturally cooperative and that this tendency can, and must, be the basis of our social struggle and future society.

Far from a hellish war of all against all, the absence of capitalism and the state often produces the conditions for solidarity and collaboration. Disasters, natural or political, are dreadful and we do not wish them, but even in the worst conditions we should not despair.

We’ll discuss the history of mutual aid as an idea, the relation to disasters and people’s natural response to them, and what we can practically do right now for survival pending revolution.

Free and all welcome.

Monday 23rd Jan.

6-9pm with tea breaks liberally sprinkled throughout.

Glasgow Autonomous Space. Email glasgow@afed.org.uk for address if you don’t know already 🙂

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Glasgow Events anti-fracking bus and migrant solidarity good news

There’s places still available on a free/donation bus from Glasgow to the big anti-fracking demo in Manchester on Saturday.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/broad-alliance-coach-to-united-against-fracking-tickets-28758967847

Whilst we’re all still reeling from Trumpocalypse, there has been good news locally – a fabulous local campaign kicked out a proposed new Migrant Detention Centre in Paisley. Well done to all involved and remember – don’t mourn the darkness, light a candle/organise. Do what you can and we will see change when we collectively work and organise ourselves with solidarity and determination and humour and love and light.

Glasgow night shelter for destitute asylum seekers are looking for new volunteers – see open evening listing 1st December below for more details.

Fracking is currently on hold in Scotland, but the moratorium could end next year as there’s to be a government consultation starting January – watch this space for updates on keeping this fossil fuel in the ground – climate change is happening but this is something we can do locally.

Have a good few weeks. Take care of yourselves and don’t lose hope that we can make a difference in the world for the better.

Friday 11th November

Maslow’s Community Shop and the Kinning Park Complex invite you to

WE ARE GLOBAL

A night of funk and fusion to celebrate difference and diversity!

Despite what Theresa May & Donald Trump think, it’s our differences and diversity that make the world the spicy and interesting place it is!

Come and join us for a night of food, cocktails, live music and dancing to show your support for our multi-cultural, multi-ethic, multi-national city.

Danny McLaren aka The Mad Chef from Bloc+ will be making fusion inspired finger food whilst the bar staff at Bloc+ will be making some killer cocktails for you all to try.

Live music will come from Glasgow’s fantastic Chrissy Barnacle whilst The Unity Centre DJs Lemofack, Alieu and Ashanti will be spinning some funky beats to get you all up and moving.

If this wasn’t enough there will also be live Sax and Piano during the night, because a Friday night can NEVER have too much funk!

All the money raised on the evening will be going to support Maslow’s Community Shop which helps provide clothes, shoes and basic
necessities to refugees, asylum seekers and people experiencing hardship.

So, come join us, stick two fingers up to Theresa and Donald and raise some money for a fantastic cause whilst having an amazing time.

Remember….

WE ARE GLOBAL!

11th November at 19:00–23:59

Kinning Park Complex

43 Cornwall Street, G411BA

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Saturday 12th November

Anti Fracking demo.

Free/donation bus places available from Glasgow to the UK wide anti-fracking demo in Manchester this Saturday.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/broad-alliance-coach-to-united-against-fracking-tickets-28758967847

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We Will Rise: a group of migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and allies who campaign to End Immigration Detention in UK.

Public Meeting & Social

12th November 2-6pm

Fred Paton Day Care Centre

19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

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Black Lives Matter Scotland: Organising Event
Saturday 12th November 15:00
GAS

Event held by Black Lives Matter Scotland for black people (including mixed race) interested in organising future events in Glasgow.

Please contact blmscotland@riseup.net for directions to Glasgow Autonomous Space, or just turn up!

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Woodlands Community Garden invite you to Kale Fest – a magical Kale-idoscopic afternoon of delights.

It’s green, it’s beautifully nutritious, it’s easy to grow and it’s one of Scotland’s oldest vegetables – but how much do we really know about Kale? Join us for a delicious afternoon indulging in everything kale – celebrate the flavours, history and uses of this easy to grow veg.

2pm: Meet at Woodlands Community Garden, for Kale Harvesting Demonstration and a storytelling walk from the garden to the CCA

3.30pm: Programme starts at CCA with a mix of Kale inspired films, performance, talks and stories

5pm: Guess Speaker and expert in Kale, Christopher Trotter

5.30pm: Sample some Kale delights

Special Guess – Bryan Burnett from BBC radio

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Sunday 13th November.

Scottish Assembly of the IWW.

The session from 2.45 to 4.45pm approximately will be Public, with an invite to fellow workers not in the Industrial Workers of the World to discuss organising in workplaces and in industry sectors in an increasingly precarious & casualised work environment.

3.25-4.55 The Capitalist project of a 21C insecure, mobile and “flexible” workforce – includes presentation by Officina Precaria on their advocacy work in Edinburgh amongst mostly Spanish migrants. IWW members with experience of insecure employment in any sector – education, bar & restaurant, etc

Location: Clubroom, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St., G2 3JD. The Clubroom is on the second floor and lift accessible.

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20th November

Interfaith Family Fun Day

FREE EVENT!

This year our annual Interfaith Week Family Fun Day will take place on the 20th November (2-4.30pm) in Glasgow’s West End (the large hall at Hillhead Primary School, 110 Otago St, Glasgow G12 8NS). As well as performances, free food, face-painting, and henna, you’ll also have the opportunity to learn about different religious traditions from members of those traditions, while engaging in fun activities such as trying your hand at Sikh calligraphy, Hindu Rangoli, decorating pebbles for universal peace, origami and lantern making. A unique occasion not to be missed – all the family welcome!

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22nd November

Education Under Occupation in Palestine: Talk & Discussion

19:30–21:00

Boyd Orr 507 (Lecture Theatre C). Glasgow University

Glasgow University Palestine Society invites you to a discussion on Education under Occupation in Palestine. This is the last in a series of events forming part of Right to Education Week, a grassroots Palestinian movement which seeks to document, research, and raise awareness about the issues facing Palestinian students, teachers and academic institutions under Israeli military occupation

We are delighted to have two special guest speakers:

Keith Hammond is a retired university lecturer with a long involvement in Palestinian history and politics. He has coordinated European projects in Palestine and been involved in Non-Government
Organisations and different organisations of Palestinian civil society. Mr Hammond has a particular involvement in Palestinian Universities on both the West Bank and in Gaza and supports the work of the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine.

Al-Shabaka Policy Member Mai Abu Moghli is a Palestinian human rights activist based in London. Mai is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Education, University College of London. Her research focus is on human rights education in Palestinian Authority schools in the Occupied West Bank. Mai holds a Masters degree in human rights from the University of Essex and has worked extensively in the field of human rights in the MENA region.

The speakers will be followed by a Q&A and discussion.

ALL WELCOME!

We are also holding two film screenings:

Roadmap to Apartheid

Tuesday, 15th November @ 6:30PM

Boyd Orr 412 (Lecture Theatre B)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1790683057885869/

5 Broken Cameras

Thursday, 17th November @ 6:30PM

Boyd Orr 407 (Lecture Theatre A)

https://www.facebook.com/events/388311804892113/

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Saturday 26th November

Anti-Racist march

Assemble Glasgow Green from 10.30 to leave at 11am to march through Glasgow City Centre to GFT Rally, from 12 Noon, in Rose Street. Clydeside IWW will have the branch banner & other anti-State revolutionaries are invited to form a “black Bloc” to show our opposition to Racism and Fascism.

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Govanhill Baths Community Trust’s Rags to Riches’ 5th edition of This Is Not A Craft Fair is on its way!

It’s been a quick and busy year and the Christmas gift buying frenzy is finally upon us.

But we have it all sorted for you. We have some of the best
established and emerging upcyclers who all create innovative upcyled products to rival any high street mass produced soulless tattery will be under one roof in our beloved swimming pool.

We have unusual objects, funky jewellery, useful homeware and all the weirdest, unique and quirkiest items at affordable prices and more.

All items are made with love and all innovatively handcrafted using post consumer waste.

The best Christmas buying option for people who care for their loved ones, care for the planet and care to support local economy.

Dive in to the eco Christmas buying experience with us, beat the city center madness and chat to some lovely people about their journey and their craft.

And this is likely to be the last one before we shut the doors to our beloved building as we get ready for the most important upcycling project yet !

Saturday 26th November 2016

11am to 6pm

Govanhill Baths

99 Calder Street

All our makers, crafters , upcyclers, designers ( becaue they are defined as all these things to us! ) will be revealed in the next few weeks.

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CHARITEA – With Haifa Zangana
30 November at 18:30
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 Refugees http://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 per ticket free for kids under 8

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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Glasgow Night Shelter for Destitute Asylum Seekers

Open Evening for Winter volunteers on Thursday 1st December at 8pm at the night shelter.

Email us for more details. glasgownightshelter@gmail.com

Imagine being in a strange city in a foreign country on a cold winter’s night. You can’t speak the language and you have nowhere to stay. It’s starting to rain and you don’t know anyone who can help you…

What do you do? Where do you go?

Glasgow Night Shelter for Destitute Asylum Seekers began in December 2011. Since then we have been providing somewhere safe and warm to stay overnight for people who because of their immigratin status cannot access normal homeless services.

Located in a church hall in the west end of Glasgow and run almost entirely by volunteers, the night shelter provides a hot meal and somewhere safe to stay for up to 15 men every night, 365 nights a year, including Christmas Day and Hogmanay.

The people we look after are refused asylum seekers who are not eligible for support and homeless non-EU migrants who because of their immigration status cannot access normal homeless services.

This group of people face multiple difficulties; often unable to speak English; without any family or friends who can help them; unable to do paid work; with an insecure immigration status; not knowing their rights and often scared to draw attention to their plight for fear of coming to the attention of the authorities, they are blocked from accessing any support that is funded by public money.

https://glasgownightshelter.org/

Glasgow Night Shelter are looking for new volunteers to help cover over the holiday period when some of our long-term volunteers leave Glasgow to visit family and friends.
We’re also planning to run a day time drop in on Christmas & Boxing Day when everywhere else will be shut and our guys have nowhere to go. If you’re interested in volunteering or want to help out over the holiday period, the Open Evening will be an excellent time to find out more!
Contact us for more details, thanks!

glasgownightshelter@gmail.com

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