…. 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
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
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.

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.