On this calendar we can show any events in York related to global justice. As we’d like to make this as comprehensive as possible, any relevant events whether organised by groups or individuals are very welcome.
Please use the contact page or send to jess[at]justyork.org.
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Venue: Dringhouses Library, Tadcaster Rd., York YO24 1LR
Date: Fri 13th March Time: 7.30-9.00pm Cost: £3.00 inc. refresh’ts
Contact: Dringhouses Library 01904 552674
An informal talk by Pauline Kirk whose new novel, ‘Border Seven’ is
launched this month. Set a few centuries ahead – though not ‘sci-fi’ – it
imagines life for ordinary women (and men) and raises questions while
being an exciting adventure. Men and children over 13 welcome.
Venue: Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York, YO23 1BW Date: Sat 14th March Time: 10.30 – 12.15 Cost: £8 donations welcome! Contact: Laura Potts 634159 firstname.lastname@example.org www.yogaforallyork.wordpress.com www.frok.org.uk
A yoga class open to all – basic asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing) practice. Suitable for complete beginners and those with experience. All yoga kit provided. The charity supports the educational, economic, health and civil rights and empowerment of women and girls in North West Pakistan. Advance booking appreciated.
Venue: York Explore Library Date: Sat 14th March Time: 1pm Free!
Contact: Gillian Holmes 01904552828 (answerphone)
Katsiaryna (Belarus) and Valdenia (Brazil) join us from The Centre for
Applied Human Rights at the University of York to share stories from their
lives as defenders of human rights in two very different countries.
in King John Room, West Offices:
One of our members, Ashraf Hamad, is giving a talk about his PhD work about Fairtrade and Fairtrade activism.
This should be a very interesting evening; we will meet at 6pm for a 6.30 start, and there will be refreshments as well as a chance to chat.
Please do come along and feel free to pass the message on to anyone else you think may be interested.
You will need to come in the main entrance of the building (Tanner Row) and tell the person on reception that you are here for the Fair Trade Forum meeting, and they will sign you in.
Feeder March to Join Leeds March
- Sat 28th Mar 2015, 9:30am
- Kings Square, York
We’re making Saturday March 28th a big day for NHS supporters in our region. In York, we’ll be assembling at 9.30am in King’s Square and marching across the city centre to Leeman Road Memorial Gardens. Following on, those who can will be taking a coach to Leeds to join a much bigger march with people from across Yorkshire (see image above).
Book your coach seat today for a £5 deposit
Thanks to support from UNITE the Union, we’re able to refund the £5 coach ticket to people on the day (unfortunately we can’t refund the 95p booking fee). But that means we need to fill it! The coach will leave at 10.15am, once the march has arrived, and will feed us straight into the Leeds march.
The Leeds march assembles at the Art Gallery at 11.30 with a view to setting off by 12.15. We will return to Victoria Gardens outside the Art Gallery for a short rally and wrap up around 2 p.m. However if there are thousands of us, it could take a while longer! The weekend of the 28th March is the third anniversary of the passing of the Health and Social Care Act , which flung the doors of the NHS wide open to privatization. It is also earmarked as a KONP national day of action and is a good time to send a clear message to all parties in the run up to the elections that we will not stand by and let them wreck our NHS through privatization and starving it of funds. The PCS (et al) Samba band are coming over from Manchester to lead the march and we welcome other musicians, performers, costumes and props to lend a festive atmosphere to the march as well as banners and placards. ( individual “home made “ones always stand out! )
York People’s Question Time
With Owen Jones, journalist and author
Election fever is setting in and the media are focused on a few narrow issues that suit their line. All the main parties remain committed to further cut after the elections; how do we make sure we have a movement with the best chance to stop them? We’re delighted to announce that Owen Jones will be joining us on Thursday April 2nd for the York People’s Question Time at 7pm at the Priory Street Centre.
I had the chance to attend the Manchester People’s Question Time, which featured Billy Bragg and PCS Union’s Mark Serwotka. The panel differed on plenty of details, but were united in their passion for a better world, whilst the audience drew on every experience of life. Despite the grim reality of austerity, it was the most positive public meeting I’ve attended in a long time, and I’m sure we in York can equal them if not do better!
We’ll be announcing more of the panel as soon as we can. We’re hoping for a full venue, so please spread the word. Tickets are £5 if you can and free if you can’t – we’re expecting to spend nearly £500 on this event so please pay if you can.
Make sure you’ve got a place – get your ticket now!
York People’s Assembly