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Extinction Rebellion letter to Graham Kellas

October 2019

Lana, a Sheffield Extinction Rebellion rebel arrested whilst protesting at the Government Oil & Gas Fiscal Summit, has written a letter to the organiser - who attended the same school, 30 years before her.Read the letter at Extinction Rebellion Sheffieldâ€...

ACORN statement in support of the Kurdish people

October 2019

The campaigning union ACORN has has issued a statement of support of the Kurdish people and the Rojava Revolution in Syria, currently under attack by the Turkish army after Donald Trump’s sudden withdrawal announcement. Turkey is the second largest force...

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Events Listings

20th September 2019

Co-operative Showcase

Thu 19-Fri 20 Sep 2019, 10am-4pm, Aizlewood’s Mill, Nursery St. S3 8GG

Co-operatives have played a big part in the history of Sheffield, and many are alive and well today. Come and experience a showcase of co-operatives contributing to the success of people power. This event, part of Heritage Open Days 2019, takes place in a co-operatively owned listed building, Aizlewood’s Mill. Co-operatives in many areas of activity will be presenting what they do.

Co-operatives create culture and common wealth through collective self-help in working class communities. This event celebrates the unique values and principles of the co-operative movement.

Free, no booking required. Organised by Principle 5 Yorkshire Co-operative Resource Centre. Full details below.

Heritage Open Days

GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKES: YOUTH AND ADULT

20th and 27th Sep 2019

On Friday 20th and Friday 27th September 2019, Greta Thunberg and other young environmental activists will lead a climate strike around the world, and they want adults to join in too, on the 20th or 27th, or preferably both.

In between is a week of action.

Youth Strike 4 Climate are leading on Sheffield Climate Strike event on 20 September. Details for the day are now available and workers along with everyone else are encouraged to take part. Meet from 11am at Devonshire Green. A march will set off to the City Hall at noon for a rally from 1-3pm. Even if you can only attend during a lunch hour, your support will help show the strength of support for action on the climate emergency.

Climate chaos has started, and 300 species are going extinct every day (100,000 a year) due to pollution. This is an emergency! Join the pressure for urgent change.

Statement by activist Greta Thunberg (who has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Woman of the Year, and Vegan of the Year).

The links below are useful background information, followed by the main website.

Fridays For Future
Campaign against Climate Change
School Strike 4 Climate
Kottke - Response from one company
Indybay - International coverage from San Francisco
350.org - How can adults support young climate strikers?

Global Climate Strike

On The Surface Of Things

From Fri 20 Sep 2019, 7-10pm, Access Space, AVEC Building, 3-7 Sidney St. S1 4RG

This exhibition is the first of a series of events at Access Space over the coming year which invite artists to respond to the extraordinary contemporary circumstances. On The Surface Of Things is an exhibition of artworks that relate to our environment, either through our dependency on it, our relationship to it, our interactions with it, or our experiences of it.

An action affiliated with Extinction Rebellion Sheffield, in response to the declaration from Sheffield City Council of a climate emergency.

Opening Event Fri 20th with large scale film projection on the exterior of Access Space, screening short films by AsproZingel,
Kayla Parker, Joshua Evan & Antonis Sideras, Alessandro Carboni, Lorraine Clewlow, Matteo Zamagn,
alittlepieceofland.org.uk, Dan Shipsides, Andrew Payne, Eva Rudlinger, D-Fuse, Nichola Rodgers, Richard Bond, Isabella Martin, and Amy Wilson.

It is curated by Sadie Renwick, Rachael Kidd & Access Space and includes a long list of artists - in alphabetical order: Krishna Alageswaran, Lizzie Alageswaran, alittlepieceofland.org.uk, Annie Anthony-Mays, Anthony Bennett, John Brokenshire, Daniel Bustamente, Stephen Carley, Claire Jane Carter, Jennifer Clowes, Krystal Collison, Cath Dunn, Alex Ekins, Paul Evans, Gill Gathercole, Ellie Harrison, Rachael Kidd, Tessa Amy Lyons, Anne Parfitt, Julia Parks, Sadie Renwick, Katherine Rhodes, Dan Shipsides, and Ric Warren.

On The Surface Of Things exhibition continues until 4th October, Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11am-6pm. On 4th October it ends with a closing event 6pm-9pm at Access Space. Following this is a fundraising party for Extinction Rebellion at Bal Fashions, 16 Exchange Street, from 9pm til late (tickets available on the door).

Access Space

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