…. Calendar ….

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.

To get an easy overview click ‘Collapse All’ or ‘Agenda’, on the right.       Many thanks.

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Mar
13
Fri
Could this be our future?
Mar 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Could this be our future?

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
dringhouses@exploreyork.org.uk www.exploreyork.org.uk

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.

Mar
14
Sat
Yoga Benefit for UK Friends of Khwendo Kor
Mar 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:15 pm

York International Women’s Week logoVenue: Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York, YO23 1BW Date: Sat 14th March Time: 10.30 – 12.15 Cost: £8 donations welcome! Contact: Laura Potts 634159 laurapotts@phonecoop.coop 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.

Women’s perspectives on defending human rights
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm
Women's perspectives on defending human rights

Venue: York Explore Library Date: Sat 14th March Time: 1pm Free!
Contact: Gillian Holmes 01904552828 (answerphone)
york@exploreyork.org.uk www.exploreyork.org.uk

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.

 

Mar
16
Mon
Fairtrade Talk
Mar 16 @ 6:30 pm
Fairtrade Talk

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.

Mar
19
Thu
MAKE A STAND AGAINST BENEFIT SANCTIONS IN YORK
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm

Stop the cruel sanctions regime

Imagine arriving two minutes late for work, and instead of your boss giving you ‘that look’ or a joke at your expense, they told you you’d be working for half-pay for the next 3 months? That’s effectively what thousands of welfare claimants up and down the country are going through. Often its because buses have run late or in the most tragic cases, because of real medical emergencies. The DWP are increasingly pushing their staff to police the lives of the poor.

Stand with us against benefit sanctions this Thursday at 12pm!

We’ll be gathering in Whip-ma-whop-ma-gate from 12noon this Thursday with a banner and fliers, calling for an end to benefit sanctions and the controversial targets being set for Job Centre and other DWP staff. Across the country People’s Assembly and Unite Community Union members will be taking similar action.

We’re not trying to target Job Centre staff: we know the pressure ultimately comes from the government, and many feel unhappy with the sanctions regime. Some have spoken out about the horrific attitudes to the poorest from managers handing out US-police style badges to whoever registers the most sanctions (read more here).

Join us this Thursday and let’s make a noise about sanctions!

Mar
23
Mon
YORK HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL
Mar 23 – Mar 29 all-day
Mar
28
Sat
March to support the NHS
Mar 28 all-day

Feeder March to Join Leeds March

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! )

Leeds March for the NHS
Mar 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

All across Yorkshire for the NHS

Hello Jess,
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 issues couldn’t be clearer: we need to cancel disasterous PFI deals, scrap TTIP, roll back the Health and Social Care Act, refuse to put services out to tender and tackle low pay and under-staffing.

With parties talking up immigration and benefits crackdowns, there’s a risk of the NHS sliding down the agenda. That will play directly into the hands of the Tories, letting them off the hook for everything they’ve done. We can’t just leave it up to Labour – every one of us has to do our bit!

Book a coach seat now

Yours,
Graham Martin
York People’s Assembly

Apr
2
Thu
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm

york peoples questiontime image

 

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.

Get your tickets here now!

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!

Yours,
Graham Martin
York People’s Assembly

Apr
17
Fri
Indian Head Massage! – for York Fairtrade
Apr 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 Indian Head Massage! - for York Fairtrade

in  Fulford:

Book a relaxing Indian head massage from qualified masseurs and enjoy refreshments and socialising.

Times to be confirmed, but most likely afternoon and evening.

This is a fundraising event to support the work of the Forum.

Please RSVP if you would like to come, and I will send you the address and full details of times and prices a bit nearer the day. Thanks to Margot for hosting and organising this event.