…. 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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Jul
18
Sat
Stand with the People of Greece – Debt Relief Now!
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm
Stand with the People of Greece - Debt Relief Now!

1pm Saturday in St Helen’s Square

Group member Kevin writes, “After the appalling news about the new EU bailout affecting Greece, the need for a protest has never been more urgent. There will be a protest against the EU coup in Greece this Saturday 1pm in St Helen’s Square. Everyone who can attend is urged to be there to show Solidarity with the Greek Resistance. This has been pulled together quickly I know, but all groups in York that care about this topic surely would like to be a part of it and urge others to attend as well.”

Jul
21
Tue
Out of East Africa: the human rights repression behind the exodus of so many East Africans?
Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
22
Sat
YORK PROTEST on TTIP
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am

By the fountain, Parliament Street, York
Parliament Street, York, United KingdomOrganised by 38 Degrees.

Read more here: http://organise.38degrees.org.uk/events/2457?account_id=10564&account_token=86d9dd3cbf50e0a0bf4e13d5838b0000&t=1438073824

ttip

Sep
7
Mon
York Fair Trade Forum AGM,
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm

You are warmly invited to….

York Fair Trade Forum AGM, Monday 7th September at 7pm, West Offices, York

(Please come to the main entrance: through the pedestrian gate from Toft Green and turn left, or past the Grand Hotel entrance and turn left. Somebody will be at the door to meet you. Please note there is no parking at West Offices except for disabled badge holders. Call or text 07952772576 if you need any help.)

7pm: Refreshments and socialising; hand in completed nomination forms.

7.30pm: Meeting begins with End of Year Review (Helen Harrison)

7.40pm Treasurer’s Report (Pam Hanley)

7.50pm Strategic Plan for the Future (Moira Bridge)

8pm: Election of Officers: Treasurer, Steering Group members, Contacts Co-ordinator, Media Officer, Website Co-ordinator, Meetings Co-ordinator and Chair

8.30pm: Further refreshments and socialising until 9pm

We do hope to see you there. Please feel free to bring a guest, and if you would like to stand for an office or nominate somebody then please find the nomination forms attached.
All the best
York Fair Trade Forum
Sep
10
Thu
Don’t miss Stop the War’s national conference
Sep 10 @ 6:30 pm
Stop the War Coalition

Don’t Bomb Syria – Stop the Spread of War
There are still plans to push for an intensification of the UK intervention in Syria, which would only contribute to violence and bitterness in Syria and the region. This is why Stop the War needs to keep mobilising and organising anti-war resistance. Join us to hear why we say no to British military intervention.

Don’t Bomb Syria public meeting
Thursday 10 September, 6.30pm
Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
235 Shaftsbury Avenue
London WC2H 8EP

Speakers include:
Diane Abbott MP
Seamus Milne, journalist
Andrew Murray, UNITE chief-of-staff

See the action page for more details about how you can get involved.

Sep
19
Sat
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.

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.

 

 

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