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Volunteer Social Media Coordinator wanted

September 2018

Campaigning group Acorn Sheffield are seeking a volunteer who wants experience in a social media role to join the team for a few hours a week. Must be keen to fight bad landlords via a tenant-owned union run by its members, building community power through...

Vacancy at Sheffield Renewables

Deadline 28th August 2018

Sheffield Renewables is committed to making Sheffield a low carbon, resilient and sustainable city. They believe this can only be done through together taking real practical and positive action collectively. Despite a period of uncertainty in the renewable...

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Events Listings

Childrens' lantern-making workshops

Thursdays 20, 27 Sep; 4 & 11 Oct, 3-6pm, Pitsmoor Adventure Playground, Burngreave Street S3 9DN

Kids are welcome to make big illuminated lantern for the Friends of Parkwood Springs procession (see 13th Oct). Free to attend workshops with Patrick Amber, materials provided, bring your friends.

Children under 8 yrs must be supervised. There are also adult lantern-making workshops (details online here).

The Rise of Digital Politics

Thu 11 Oct 2018, 5.45pm, Waterstones Bookshop cafe, Orchard Square S1 2FB

A talk by Dr Kate Dommett of the University of Sheffield Department of Politics. Digital tools are the new normal, but is their impact something we should fear?

No need to book, but spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Part of the 2018 Off the Shelf festival of words. (The venue, Waterstones, ironically is now owned by A&NN Capital Fund Management, under Alexander Leonidovich Mamut, a Russian billionaire lawyer, banker and investor.)

Off the Shelf

Asylum Seekers Right to Work and free training

Thu 11 Oct 2018, 6.15-8.30pm, The Sanctuary 37-39 Chapel Walk S1 2PD

People seeking asylum are usually not allowed to work while the Home Office processes their asylum application. As many of us know, this can take years. Lift the Ban is a new national campaign which seeks to win the right of people seeking asylum to work. SYMAAG (South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group) is one its members. At the moment Lift The Ban are asking for testimonies from people denied the right to work - you can download an information pack at the link above.

To help campaign effectively for asylum seekers´ right to work, this free training has been organised by Everyday Activism. This is an introductory session. Please contact SYMAAG if you are interested. They can pay reasonable travel expenses. All are welcome, whether it´s your first campaign or not, whether you have been active in the UK or in your country of origin. It´s open to all, not only people seeking asylum. They would particularly welcome trade unionists. Already Barnsley have declared themselves a Trades Council of Sanctuary, and hopefully others will follow.

SYMAAG

Lantern Procession

Sat 13 Oct 2018, 5.45pm, from Cooks Wood Road, Burngreave S5 8XB

The Friends of Parkwood Springs present this seasonal community event, it includes food stalls and drinks available.

The procession with big illuminated lanterns sets off from the car park on Cooks Wood Road. Free to attend. Bring a torch and warm clothes - and bring a friend!

There are lantern-making workshops preceding this up to 11th October (details online here).

Film: "Die Suffragette" (12A)

Sun 14 Oct 2018, 1pm, The Void, Floor 1, Owen Building, Sheffield Hallam, Howard St. S1 1WB

Dr Adity Singh introduces this film, as part of the 2018 Off the Shelf festival of words, in collaboration with the Department of Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University. It is a 1913 German story of a young and committed feminist campaigner. Free to attend, book tickets at the link below.

Off the Shelf

Mapping the Metropolis: The Wonder of Tokyo’s Yamanote

Mon 15 Oct 2018, 5.45pm, Waterstones Bookshop cafe, Orchard Square S1 2FB

A talk by Dr Mark Pendleton of the School of East Asian Studies at the University of Sheffield. The Yamanote is the elevated railway line in Tokyo, (a city which seems to have public transport sorted, unlike Sheffield!)

Free to attend, no need to book, but spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Book tickets at the link below. Part of the 2018 Off the Shelf festival of words.

Off the Shelf

New Takes on Fallen Women in Global Cinema

Tue 16 Oct 2018, 5.45pm, Waterstones Bookshop cafe, Orchard Square S1 2FB

A talk by Dr Kate Taylor Jones of the School of East Asian Studies at the University of Sheffield. She explores global cinematic representations of the image of the prostitute, and the debate on repressive and empowering depictions.

Free to attend, no need to book, but spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Book tickets at the link below. Part of the 2018 Off the Shelf festival of words.

Off the Shelf

Film: "The Spider’s Web"

Wed 17 Oct 2018, 7pm, Central United Reform Church, 60 Norfolk St. S1 2JB

Screening of a documentary on "Britain’s second empire" - the web of off-shore financial institutions that have a toxic effect on the global economy. Guest Sam Al-Hamdani from the Equality Trust and Fair Tax Mark will introduce the film and answer questions.

Organised by Global Justice Now. Free to attend. Refreshments available. All welcome. Full details below. (Note: Global Justice Sheffield’s AGM will be held in the same place, Norfolk Room, from 6.30pm to 7pm.)

Global Justice Now

What is a Green Space Really Worth?

Wed 17 Oct 2018, 5.45pm, Waterstones Bookshop cafe, Orchard Square S1 2FB

A talk by Dr Julian Dobson of the University of Sheffield Department of Landscape. She asks if we love our parks and green spaces, how can we give them the investment they need?

Free to attend, no need to book, but spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Book tickets at the link below. Part of the 2018 Off the Shelf festival of words.

Off the Shelf

Talk: The History of Migration to Sheffield

Wed 17 Oct 2018, 6pm, Carpenter Room, Central Library, Surrey St. S1 1WB

A talk on a new book, "Welcome to Sheffield" on the history of migration to Sheffield, by the author David Price, a founder member of SYMAAG (South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group).

Part of the 2018 Off the Shelf festival of words. Tickets on the door £7/£6 concessions, or in advance £6/£5 concessions, at the link below.

Off the Shelf

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