…. 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.


Book Wings Live Theatre Screening
Mar 10 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Immigrants didn’t cause the crisis!
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm
Immigrants didn't cause the crisis!

When Amal and her friends took on the government over a classmate under threat of deportation, little did she know that her group, the Glasgow Girls anti-deportation campaign would end up being a musical. A passionate voice against rising racism and resentment of refugees and immigrants, she’s headlining York Stand Up To UKIP’s pre-election campaign public meeting on Tuesday 10th March. Joining her will be three local Parliamentary Candidates.

Come hear Amal Azzudin’s story and launch our anti-UKIP campaign

The meeting starts at 7.30pm at Friends Meeting House, Friargate, YO1 9RL. Also speaking are general election candidates Rachel Maskell (Labour), Megan Ollerhead (TUSC) and Jonathan Tyler (Green), plus Karen Miller of York TUC and Professor Simon Parker of Refugee Action York and a lecturer in politics at the University of York. It promises to be a great night, celebrating the presence of migrants in our communities and looking to challenge the rise of xenophobia in today’s political debate.

Graham Martin
York People’s Assembly

P.S. Tickets will be on sale at the meeting for the York coach to the TUC’s anti-racism march in London on Saturday 21st March – UN day against racism. Tickets are £25 waged/£10 unwaged, the coach leaves from Leeman Road Memorial Gardens at 6.30am and should be back around 9pm.

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.

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.

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 23 – Mar 29 all-day
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

Graham Martin
York People’s Assembly

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.