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Extinction Rebellion recruitment

June 2019

Extinction Rebellion needs people to act in the face of the climate emergency.They seek 3 or 4 people to take on the co-ordinator role, to share the work of organising actions in Sheffield. This means bringing the Actions Working Group together, maintainin...

Housing co-operative vacancy

June 2019

Brambles long-established vegetarian/vegan housing co-operative in Burngreave is looking for a new member. To maintain a good gender balance they specifically request applications from females, non-binary or couples.To find out more about Brambles, and the...

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Extinction Rebellion Clean Air Day

Thu 20 Jun 2019, 4.30-7.30pm, roadsides near the train station

Extinction Rebellion Sheffield will line the roadsides near the railway station wearing masks, and inviting supporters and other people to engage in conversations about air pollution. This marks Clean Air Day with a call for the urgent needed to change the way we live.

Time has almost run out to address the ecological crisis; we face mass species extinction, severe climate change, and collapse of human societies and deaths on a large scale. Sheffield’s toxic nitrogen dioxide pollution on main roads is at environmental and health crisis levels, and this is due to due to the use of cars. Our lungs are being poisoned, children and adults are struggling to breathe. Peaceful civil disobedience is called for.

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14-22 June 2019, various venues

The largest Refugee week Festival in the UK, now in the 4th year. Theatre, music and arts to celebrate the positive impact that refugees and other migrants have had on Sheffield and the UK.

This year the line-up is massive:
Opening Party,
Ubuntu Hope and Dignity Hearth Workshop
Love From Syria, by Bedford Creative Arts
To and Fro, by Mafwa Theatre
Origins, by Nadjet Ben Maghnia
Circle Time at Basil Griffith Library
Our Darnall Celebration
Migration Queer Bodies, by Dr. Lukasz Szulc
Vogue-Chi Workshop
Jericho’s Rose, by Althea Theatre
Diary of an Expat
Body Control ft. Queer Performance & Club Rush DJs
The Wall
Foothall Foodball 5 a-side tournament for Migration Matters
Veiled Voyagers - A Mahfil
Palestine + 100: Stories From a Century After the Nakba
Mohand and Peter
Immigration Crisis: The Musical
Together Workshop Sheffield
Veiled Voyagers - A Mahfil
This is Sheffield
My Sheffield
TV Dinners: Migration Matters Double Bill
Routes to Roots
Refugee Tales: Volume III
Pizza Shop Heroes
SBC Theatre: Creative Skills for Employment Workshop
Over the Margins
Escaping Fascism: Jewish Refugees in Sheffield
3 Mothers
NIkesh Shukla in conversation with Magid Magid
Beam Me Upperthorpe!
The Calabash
Welfare and Seeking Asylum
Migration Matters X Plates: Issues
Activism And Action
The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Access to Finance
Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble
Made in Spain
Me and Those Who Came Before
The Gift, by Arab Puppet Theatre Foundation
My Jerusalem
Cities of Sanctuary in Hostile Environments
Tales of Whatever
Storytelling Workshop
Indefinite Detention of Asylum Seekers: An Ethical Question
Home is not the Place
Benjamin Zephaniah & The Revolutionary Minds W/ Otis Mensah
Lates: Grl#003 x Migration Matters
Barang! w/ NIDIA
Daylight Come
Refugee Week Open Mic
The Past in the Present: Three Palestinian Short Films
Stories of Sanctuary
Closing Party.

Full details, venues and pay-what-you-feel ticket booking on the the website.

Migration Matters Festival

Cycle Sheffield AGM and Social

Fri 21 Jun 2019, 7pm, University Arms, 197 Brook Hill S3 7HG

Come along to the Annual General Meeting of Cycle Sheffield to find out what they have been doing in the past year.

Guest speaker: Becki Cox, Principal Technical Advisor at Living Streets.

Cycle Sheffield is the campaign for a cycle-friendly Sheffield, where anyone can choose to make their journey by bike - for cycling to be inclusive and easy, not limited to the quick and the brave! It is the voice of people in Sheffield who want their city to provide active transport options with freedom to get around by bike. Cycle Sheffield discusses and responds to planning issues which affect transport and cycling, assessing them and (where needed and possible) proposing alternative solutions.

New members are always welcome.

The Annual Report is available on the link below.

Cycle Sheffield

Youth Strike 4 Climate

Fri 21 Jun 2019, 11am from Devonshire Green, Division St. S1 4GX

The UK Student Climate Network #YouthStrike4Climate campaign is calling for transformative systemic change to address the climate crisis.

This event, "Strike/V", will set off from Devonshire Green, Sheffield at 11am, for a rally at the Town Hall.

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Regional TUC Conference on Racism and Fascism

Sun 23 June 2019, 12-5pm, Theatre Deli, 202 Eyre St. S1 4QZ

After the European elections – How do we stop the rise of the far right? Organised by Stand Up to Racism and supported by Yorks and Humber TUC.

Speakers include Joanne Thomas Regional TUC President and Reg. Sec. USDAW.

The Conference takes part at the end of the Migration Matters festival/Refugee Week which includes cultural and political events at Theatre Deli, from June 14-22.

Stand Up To Racism, Yorkshire Conference

Sun 23 Jun 2019, 12-5pm, Theatre Deli, 202 Eyre St. S1 4QZ

Conference to build a #WorldAgainstRacism, uniting campaigns against racism and fascism, trade unions and faith groups.

After the European elections - How do we stop the rise of the far right? Around the world we are seeing a rise in the racist and fascist forces on a scale not witnessed since the 1930s. From Trump in the States to Bolsonaro in Brazil, Le Pen and Salvini in Europe, and Tommy Robinson in the UK, the far right feel emboldened by growing Islamophobia, antisemitism and racism. Ongoing institutionalised racism and the disgusting scapegoating of migrants, Muslims and refugees from the top of the establishment only acts to fan the flames of the far right forces seeking to exploit the Brexit crisis.

We must stand together, whatever our different views on Brexit, and unite against them. We have to build a mass anti-racist movement to end the "hostile environment" and celebrate and defend our multiculturalism and diversity. This conference is for anyone wanting to fight racism and the rise of the far right.

Includes community meal fundraiser for refugees, film showing - organising against racism in the workplace, and workshops: Kick Racism out of Football; Challenging the Rise of the far-right; Institutional Racism, Islamophobia and anti-semitism; War and climate chaos: solidarity with refugees and asylum seekers.

Organised and hosted by Yorkshire and Humber TUC and Stand Up To Racism, to end the Migration Matters festival/Refugee Week. Register for free on Eventbrite

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SYMAAG Annual General Meeting

Tue 25 Jun 2019, 7-8.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James St. S10 2EW

The Annual General Meeting of South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG). Guest speaker Nita Sanghera, Vice President of the University and College Union (UCU). She will talk about racism, being a black woman trade unionist and the hostile environment against migrants.

SYMAAG will also be reflecting on the work of the last year, planning for the future and electing a new Executive Committee and officers (Chair, Secretary, Treasurer etc). If you would like to stand, please let them know and discuss what the roles entail or talk to them at the meeting.

Everyone who supports the aims of SYMAAG is welcome to attend, speak and vote at the meeting. Doors open from 6.30pm for refreshments.

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