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Extinction Rebellion National School Climate Strike

Feb 15th 2019

You might want to mention to any young people you know that there is going to be a national School Climate Strike on February the 15th, in case they are keen on organizing something in Sheffield.Facebook event page...

Fears for Zimbabweans in Sheffield

February 2019

Following worries about asylum seekers being asked ‘distressing’ questions by a Zimbabwean Embassy official invited to Sheffield by the Home Office to interrogate them in December, the worst fears may now be realised. Two Zimbabwean nationals, who have...

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Nkululeko from Sheffield
That feels like change in the making. I feel at home with these sort of initiatives going on all around me.

Thanks for all you guys that are making change, given this job is often a thankless one.

Events Listings

Course: Sheffield Activism - Rebellion to Cold War

Thu 17/24 Jan - Thu 28 Mar 2019, Voluntary Action Sheffield (The Circle), 33 Rockingham Lane, S1 4FW

A course on Sheffield´s long history of people´s activism, run by the WEA (Workers´ Educational Association). Tutor (and activist) Nigel Slack will cover the period 1500-1950 in this series of 2-hour sessions.

NOTE you can choose 3pm or 6pm start time. Fee £87.50, all details on the link below, including downloadable full course information sheet. The course is suitable for beginners or improvers, no pre-reading is required.

Afternoon Course.
Evening Course.

Extinction Rebellion weekly planning meeting

Mon 18 Feb 2019, 6pm, Union St co-working space, 18-22 Union St. S1 2JP

In the run-up to the declared Rebellion on the week beginning April 15th, (a mass protest about the state not dealing with the climate emergency), Extinction Rebellion Sheffield are meeting weekly. Newcomers are very welcome.

Shared vegan meal between 6-7pm (recommended donation £3) followed by meeting from 7-8pm for making plans on upcoming actions, community outreach events and fundraising.

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Extinction Rebellion

Demonstration: No Deportations to Zimbabwe. Release our friends from detention.

Tue 19 Feb 2019, 9am, Vulcan House Home Office building, Millsands S3 8NU

Following worries about asylum seekers being asked ‘distressing’ questions by a Zimbabwean Embassy official invited to Sheffield by the Home Office to interrogate them in December, the worst fears may now be realised. Two Zimbabwean nationals, who have lived in Britain for years, have been detained and are threatened with deportation to Zimbabwe.

Victor Mujakachi
and Khozani Ndvolu were held when they went to Vulcan House, the Home Office building in Sheffield, for an ‘interview’ on Monday 11th February. Several other Zimbabweans have been asked to attend Vulcan House over the next week, so fears are also high for their safety.

Zimbabwean asylum seekers have called for these protests, and support when they go to Vulcan House. The government cannot deport Zimbabweans at a time of political violence, especially well-known and well-liked community activists. The new Zimbabwean government of Emerson Mnangagwa seems to be as repressive as Robert Mugabe’s. Our asylum system should give protection to those who need it, not hand them over to torture or death.

Please sign the petition to release Victor Mujakachi from detention at Change.org

South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG)

"New Frontiers". Foodhall AGM

Wed 20 Feb 2019, 5.45pm-8.30pm, Foodhall, 121 Eyre Street, S1 4QW

The Annual General Meeting of the Foodhall project, which is currently running everything from workshops to music events every Friday evening. Everyone is welcome. They say "Whether you've been volunteering for years or have never visited us before; this is an open, public event".

  • Hear about all the projects happening in Foodhall
  • Discuss ideas to happen in Foodhall
  • Ideas for how we can work together to make these things happen
  • Shared dinner altogether as one
  • Not a voting, shouting or arguing meeting
  • Washing up helping expected
Approximate timings:
17:45 Arrive, make yourself a cup of tea, grab a snack
18:00 AGM begins. Sharing on what Foodhall is, and what is happening
18:45 Explanation of the group discussion format
19:00 Group discussions and future visioning
20:00 Dinner is served
20:30 Congratulations to the chefs, collections of donations for food, and feeding back of ideas

If you would like to bring along a donation for our kitchen please check the list here. Accessibility info is online here.

Registration (free, just to let them know how many are coming) is at the link below.

Film: "Salt of the Earth"

Thu 21 Feb 2019, 7.30pm, Regather, 57-59 Club Garden Rd. S11 8BU

Celebrated by Noam Chomsky, and originally blacklisted in the USA for being subversive, Salt of the Earth tells the true story of the wives of striking zinc miners in New Mexico, and is performed by those who took part in it. A real life documentary, not simply left-wing morality or “communist propaganda”. It covers tensions between the strikers, white and Mexican, and the women they struggle to see as equal.

New Roots Radical Library are running this event in collaboration with the University of Sheffield Students Union Film Unit. Tickets £2 from the link below.

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Sheffield Seed Swap

Sat 23 Feb 2019, 10am-4pm, Regather, 57-59 Club Garden Rd. S11 8BU

The first Seed Swap of 2019, including lectures and demonstrations on subjects like growing in small spaces, how to graft fruit trees, and alternative food networks. Whether you’ve been saving your own seeds, hoarding packets, or fancy getting into growing, come along to this friendly free event to start swapping.

There will be help, advice and inspiration to help you grow your seeds, and learn how to save them in the future. By buying ‘real seeds‘ as opposed to F1 hybrids (of which the seeds can’t be saved) you can help keep these special varieties alive for generations to come.

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