…. 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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May
9
Sat
World Fair Trade Day in York
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
World Fair Trade Day in York

The Fair Trade Forum are holding a publicity and information stall in St Helen’s Square for World Fair Trade Day. Please do circulate this flyer to your networks and promote it in any way you can, and better still, if you are in town on that day, pop by and say hello! It’s your chance to have a go at the Fairtrade lucky dip, pedal the smoothie bike and get hold of one (or more) of our new ‘York is a Fairtrade City’ stickers for display in your window or car.

Download (PDF, 182KB)

May
21
Thu
We Are Many + Satellite Q&A at City Sceen York
May 21 all-day
We Are Many + Satellite Q&A at City Sceen York

To see the trailer for this film click:

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Opa8y2TLy8>

On February 15th, 2003, up to 30 million people, many of whom had never demonstrated before in their lives, came out in nearly 800 cities around the world to protest against the impending Iraq War. The New York Times called this movement the “Second Superpower”.

How did this day come about? Who organized it? And was it, as many people claimed, a total failure?

This fearless, thought-provoking documentary followed by a Sateilite Q&A Session tells the remarkable inside story behind the first ever global demonstration, and its surprising and unreported legacy. The film features testimony from a unique cast of direct participants, including organizers, activists, high-profile figures, and of course the public, filmed in seven countries – Italy, Spain, Egypt, Sweden, Australia, UK, and the USA.

Extraordinary testimony from activists in Egypt reveals how on the eve of the invasion of Iraq, the global anti-war protests inspired those in Tahrir Square to go on to engage in the massive democratic movement that ultimately led to the Arab Spring. In the UK, the government was defeated over the proposed invasion of Syria, a historic event that might not have transpired without the legacy of those demonstrations a decade ago.

The star-studded list of contributors includes Danny Glover, actor Mark Rylance, film director Ken Loach, Prof. Noam Chomsky, musicians Brian Eno and Damon Albarn, writer and Vietnam Vet Ron Kovic (author of ‘Born on the 4th of July’), Rev. Jesse Jackson, Richard Branson and Colin Powell’s former Chief of Staff Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, amongst others.

This bold documentary by Amir Amirani charts the birth and growth of the new people power movement, now sweeping the world, taking us up to the Arab Spring and Syria, a little over 10 years after that historic day.

It is being shown in Screen 3 at City Screen York which has the smallest accommodation, so book as early as possible.

For more information see the websites:
<www.yorkagainstthewar.org.uk> and <www.picturehouses.co.uk>

Jun
7
Sun
We Are Many – repeat showing at City Screen
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm

“WE ARE MANY” Repeat showing on Sunday 7th June 2015 at 13.00 York City Screen Picturehouse – 119 minutes

On 15 February 2003, over 15 million people marched through the streets of 800 cities around the world to try to avert the war in Iraq. Director Amir Amirani’s fearless, thought-provoking documentary reveals the remarkable inside story behind the biggest protest in history, and chronicles its surprising social and political legacy.

The events leading to this unprecedented global demonstration are compellingly recounted in captivating interviews with the organisers, activists and direct participants. High profile figures in political pro-war circles and the anti-war community give an account of the road to war. The star-studded list of contributors includes Danny Glover, Richard Branson, Mark Rylance, Ken Loach, and Prof. Noam Chomsky. Filmed in seven countries and featuring previously unseen footage, this fascinating film charts the rise of the people power movements sweeping the world, all through the prism of one extraordinary day.

Jun
13
Sat
Fair Trade Groups Networking Event
Jun 13 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Fair Trade Groups Networking Event


To be held at the University of Leeds, University House, the Woodhouse Suite from 2pm to 4pm. Refreshments provided from 1.30pm.

This event will provide the opportunity for any members of Fair Trade groups across Yorkshire to meet up and share ideas and experiences.  There will be both informal and structured networking time to discuss the core activities of Fair Trade groups eg. recruiting members, working with local politicians & the media, organising events, engaging partners, applying for and renewing Fairtrade status etc.

There is no training as such, this event will offer the opportunity to learn from each other.  The small groups in which you discuss will be changed throughout the afternoon, so that you are given the chance to speak to a wide cross section of group members.

Free of charge.  All Fairtrade group members welcome.

Fair Trade Groups Networking Event
Jun 13 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

 

downloadThis event will provide the opportunity for any members of Fair Trade groups across Yorkshire to meet up and share ideas and experiences.  There will be both informal and structured networking time to discuss the core activities of Fair Trade groups eg. recruiting members, working with local politicians & the media, organising events, engaging partners, applying for and renewing Fairtrade status etc.

 To be held at the University of Leeds, University House, the Woodhouse Suite from 2pm to 4pm. Refreshments provided from 1.30pm.

There is no training as such, this event will offer the opportunity to learn from each other.  The small groups in which you discuss will be changed throughout the afternoon, so that you are given the chance to speak to a wide cross section of group members.

Free of charge.  All Fairtrade group members welcome.

 

 

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.

 

 

Dec
10
Thu
Stop Bombing Syria – Protest and Die in!
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm
Stop Bombing Syria - Protest and Die in!

 – 6pm Thursday 10th in St Helen’s Square
After last week’s vote – day rally, York Against The War are hosting a protest on Thursday, including a ‘die-in’ for those who want to join in. From Wikipedia: “In the simplest form of a die-in, protesters simply lie down on the ground and pretend to be dead, sometimes covering themselves with signs or banners”. Donations will go to local refugee groups

Stop Bombing Syria protest + ‘die-in’
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm

yatw – 6pm Thursday 10th in St Helen’s Square
After last week’s vote-day rally, York Against The War are hosting a protest on Thursday, including a ‘die-in’ for those who want to join in. From Wikipedia: “In the simplest form of a die-in, protesters simply lie down on the ground and pretend to be dead, sometimes covering themselves with signs or banners”. Donations will go to local refugee groups.

Dec
14
Mon
York Fairtrade Forum Social
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm
York Fairtrade Forum Social

You are invited to

The York Fair Trade Forum

Christmas get together

On Monday December 14th

At 7.00pm

At 98, Eastfield Avenue ,Haxby

YO32 3EZ

 Number 1 bus,

( get off on Oaktree Lane and walk back around the corner)

Please bring and share food and drink

RSVP to kathrynjtissiman@gmail.com