…. 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.

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Sep
19
Sat
Fairtrade Yorkshire Regional Conference
Sep 19 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

downloadI am delighted to announce that the keynote speaker will be Chief Adam Tampuri, the Chair of Fairtrade Africa Network.

Adam is a cashew and shea nut producer and co-founder of the Gbankuliso Cashew Farmers’ Association in Ghana.  He is a member of the Fairtrade International Climate Change Working Group, representing African producers at United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change meetings.

He is a charismatic speaker and I am sure you will all value what he has to say and appreciate the opportunity to ask questions.

To be held in the centre of York.  Venue to be confirmed.  Refreshments served from 10.30am.  Conference begins at 11am until 4pm.

Also during the day there will be:

·        A presentation by a Fairtrade Foundation Officer updating us on latest deveopments at the Foundation.

·        The election of the Fairtrade Foundation National Campaigner Council representative for Yorkshire.

·        The opportunity to feedback your thoughts to the Fairtrade Foundation.

·        A panel discussion with Fair Trade stakeholders.

·        Workshops with something for everyone.

There will be a free vegetarian lunch.

You must book for this conference.  The Foundation will take the bookings; I will let you know when bookings are open.

Free of charge.  All Fairtrade supporters welcome.

 

 

Fairtrade Yorkshire Regional Conference
Sep 19 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fairtrade Yorkshire Regional Conference

Held at the Priory Street Centre, Priory Street, York (just 5 minutes walk from the station)

Refreshments served from 10.30am.  Conference begins at 11am until 4pm.

I am delighted to announce that the keynote speaker will be Chief Adam Tampuri, the Chair of Fairtrade Africa Network.  He is a cashew and shea nut producer and co-founder of the Gbankuliso Cashew Farmers’ Association in Ghana.  Adam is a member of the Fairtrade International Climate Change Working Group, representing African producers at United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change meetings.  He is a charismatic speaker and I am sure you will all value what he has to say and appreciate the opportunity to ask questions.

Also during the day there will be:

·        A presentation by a Fairtrade Foundation Officer updating us on latest developments at the Foundation.

·        The election of the Fairtrade Foundation National Campaigner Council representative for Yorkshire.

·        The opportunity to feedback your thoughts to the Fairtrade Foundation.

·        A panel discussion with Professor Bob Doherty (University of York), Joanna Pollard (Chair of BAFTS), Chief Adam Tampuri and a representative of the Fairtrade Foundation.

·        Workshops with something for everyone.

There will be a free vegetarian lunch.

You must book for this conference.  The Foundation will take the bookings; I will let you know when bookings are open.

Free of charge.  All Fairtrade supporters welcome.

Oct
3
Sat
Protest the Tory Party Conference 3 – 7 October
Oct 3 @ 11:34 am – Oct 7 @ 12:34 pm

The People’s Assembly is organising a national week of action from 3-7 October outside the Conservative Party conference to demand an alternative to austerity.

We’re very pleased to announce one of the major events taking place as part of that week of action. For 24 hours we are offering tickets to our supporters only before it goes on general sale as we expect tickets to go very quickly.

Laugh Them Out Of Town!

Comedy Night @ the Manchester Academy, Sunday 4 October 7pm
with: Frankie Boyle | Francesca Martinez | Mark Steel | Jeremy Hardy | Sara Pascoe | Robin Ince | & more to be announced…

Click here to book tickets

All proceeds go towards the costs of organising protests, meetings, direct actions, & events throughout the week of action. More details outlining the week will be available soon, keep checking our website for updates.

3 – 7 October events will include:
National Demonstration (Sunday 4 October), Public Meetings & Rallies on topics including: Privatisation, Save our NHS, Climate Change, Education, TTIP, Europe, alternatives to austerity, Welfare not Warfare, Stand up to Racism, Faith Against Austerity, Hands off our Unions & more. Theatre performances, workshops, direct action, People’s Cinema, comedy, music, flash mobs, tent cities & more… Timetable available soon

Other participants throughout the week include:
Jeremy Corbyn MP, Charlotte Church, Sam Fairbairn, Frances O’Grady, Len McCluskey, Mark Serwotka, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Owen Jones, John Hillary, Terry Christian, Sam Duckworth, Billy Bragg, Kate Marlow, Mark McGowan, Kevin Maguire, Dave Ward, Sara Pascoe, David Walker (Bishop of Manchester), Lindsey German, Kevin Courtney, Kate Hudson…more to be announced

Oct
4
Sun
Laugh Them Out Of Town!
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm

Comedy Night @ the Manchester Academy, Sunday 4 October 7pm
with: Frankie Boyle | Francesca Martinez | Mark Steel | Jeremy Hardy | Sara Pascoe | Robin Ince | & more to be announced…

Click here to book tickets

All proceeds go towards the costs of organising protests, meetings, direct actions, & events throughout the week of action. More details outlining the week will be available soon, keep checking our website for updates.

Nov
26
Thu
Stand Up to Racism in York – Protests in York against Racism and War on Saturday 28th November
Nov 26 @ 1:00 pm

An action in York this Saturday  to counter the impact which a group of racists expect to have in organising a “Refugees Not Welcome Here” protest.
We know we can turn out in numbers which will show that the people of York do not tolerate public expressions of racist hate on our streets without countering them with our message “Refugees are welcome here”

We will be meeting at St Helen’s Square at 1.00p.m. which is just before their protest is scheduled to take place – the venue may be switched at short notice and we will be informing you of a phone number you can call with up to date information from Friday night of where we will be meeting.

The venue for the vigil is fixed and this will take place in Exhibition Square at 4.30. Bring flasks of hot chocolate, it will be cold

Nov
28
Sat
Vigil in memory of all those killed in atrocities across the world and oppose attacks on Syria
Nov 28 @ 4:30 pm

We will be meeting at St Helen’s Square at 1.00p.m. which is just before their protest is s
The venue for the vigil is fixed and this will take place in Exhibition Square at 4.30.  Bring flasks of hot chocolate, it will be cold!

I hope to see you

Emergency Statement from York Stand up to Racism

After the horror of the Paris attacks we must not allow an Islamaphobic backlash that allows the racists to divide us. Refugees many of whom are fleeing from similar atrocities cannot be scapegoated and we have to make it clear that they are welcome here. In September the people of York sent a clear message of solidarity to refugees at one of the largest demonstrations the city has seen. This Saturday a facebook group has called a protest in York against refugees coming to Britain this has to be countered. We will meet at 1pm in St Helens Square.  Please bring trade union banners, placards and as many people as possible to show these racists that York is a city that will not tolerate being divided.

Support the vigil called by York City of Sanctuary at 4.30 in Exhibition Square in memory of all those killed in atrocities across the world and oppose attacks on Syria

Dec
7
Mon
Local Event on Racism
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm
The People’s Assembly held its national conference on Saturday, with delegates from groups around the country helping set up some amazing plans for 2016. But before we get to that, here’s a few things happening this week:

Stand Up To Racism – 7.30pm Monday 7th @ Friends Meeting House

A week ago, York saw off an attempt to hold a ‘No To Refugees’ demo, with over 150 of us occupying the intended site of the demo before the 20 who showed up without banners or flags appeared. Given the rising tide of violence against refugees, Muslims and other minorities, its time to get organised on this issue.

Dec
8
Tue
How New York Stopped Fracking
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm
How New York Stopped Fracking

                  – 7pm Tuesday 8th @ Friends Meeting House
Friends of the Earth are hosting Julia Walsh, Campaign Director of Frackaction, who won a state-wide ban on fracking. What can ‘old’ York learn from their success, as we face up to the risk of gas extraction in our beautiful nearby countryside?

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How New York stopped Fracking
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm

friends of the earth7pm Tuesday 8th @ Friends Meeting House
Friends of the Earth are hosting Julia Walsh, Campaign Director of Frackaction, who won a state-wide ban on fracking. What can ‘old’ York learn from their success, as we face up to the risk of gas extraction in our beautiful nearby countryside?

Dec
10
Thu
Refreshments + Write for Rights in York this Thursday
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Refreshments + Write for Rights in York this Thursday

This Thursday (10 December) is Human Rights Day and York’s Amnesty local group and Tibet Support Group York team up to run the cafe and stalls at St Crux Hall in the city centre.

Fairly traded tea, coffee, cake and sandwiches (including vegetarian and gluten-free options) will be served from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Bejazzled will perform live jazz music from 2.00 to 4.00 pm and books, bric-a-brac, plants, gifts, home-made chutneys and cakes will be on sale all day. All proceeds will be divided equally between the two groups.

You will also be able to write a postcard to a prisoner of conscience – for example political cartoonist Zunar who faces decades in prison for cartoons he posted on Twitter, making fun of the decision to jail an opposition leader in Malaysia. This is part of “Write for Rights”, when Amnesty International supporters all over the world write letters and cards for people whose human rights are threatened.

The venue is at the bottom of the Shambles, near Marks & Spencer. The address is St Crux Parish Hall, Pavement, York YO1 9UP.