…. 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
10
Tue
Fairtrade Coffee Tasting From Women Farmers
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fairtrade Coffee Tasting From Women Farmers

Venue: Fairer World shop, 84 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ
Date: Tues 10th March Time: 11am–4pm Cost : free
Contact: Charlie Bridge 01904 655116 fairerwrld@aol.com
www.fairerworldyork.co.uk

Try a cup of Fairtrade coffee grown by women farmers on the slopes of
Mount Elgon, Uganda, and read about the difference it makes to their
lives: one of four organic Fairtrade coffees grown by women farmers
available at the Fairer World shop

 

 

Book Wings Live Theatre Screening
Mar 10 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Mar
12
Thu
Women in Pakistan: intercultural influences
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm
Women in Pakistan: intercultural influences

A talk by Dr Katherine Peters
Venue: York Explore Library
Date: Thurs 12th March Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm Cost: Free.
Contact: Gillian Holmes 01904552828 (answerphone)
york@exploreyork.org.uk www.exploreyork.org.uk

Dr Peters will talk about the experience of women in Pakistan, focusing
on the work of Perveen Shakira; “a poet by talent, a bureaucrat by
profession, a loving parent by nature, a scholar with three Masters
Degrees, a columnist on print media, an anchor person on electronic
media and a patriot to the core. She died young in a road accident at the
prime of her life, of her career, her profession and her beauty.”

A Survivor’s Story of Hope – Do all have the right to choose who they want to marry?
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm
A Survivor’s Story of Hope – Do all have the right to choose who they want to marry?

Venue: York Minster Old Palace
Date: Thurs 12th March Time: 7.30pm Cost: Free
Book via Box Office: 01904 557208 www.yorkminster.org

A talk by Jasvinder Sanghera CBE, founder of Karma Nirvana.
Passionately working to break the silences of the many silenced, through
the work of Karma Nirvana’s mission to increase reporting, reduce
isolation and save lives.

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.

 

May
9
Sat
Stop Torture – Amnesty Event in York
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Stop Torture - Amnesty Event in York

York local group of Amnesty International UK will
have a stall in St Sampsons Square from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. as part of
a world-wide campaign by Amnesty International to “Stop Torture”. A
North African dance group will perform, world music choir CheCheLeLe
will sing and you will be able to learn more about the issue and to take
action by signing petitions / letters.

Please pop by and say hello – perhaps before or after visiting the Fair
Trade Forum nearby in St Helen’s Square, details of which Margot kindly
circulated yesterday.

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
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.