Alt-Sheff Events http://alt-sheff.org/rss.php The guide to Sheffield's radical, alternative, ethical business and groups Extinction Rebellion Sheffield open meeting http://alt-sheff.org/events/5820/ http://alt-sheff.org/events/5820/ Mon 17 Feb 2020, Union St. co-working space, 18-22 Union St. S1 2JP *** On Monday evenings the Union St Cafe is open til 6.30pm for anyone to relax after work and meet up before the XR meeting. From 6pm hot vegan food is served for anyone coming to the XR meeting, Pay As You Feel.From 6.45pm there is an induction meeting if anyone’s attending for their first time on the ground floor. And also at 6.45pm the One Space (1st floor; lift available) is open for the main meeting, to start at 7pm.More info on the national movement at: rebellion.earthSheffield group website: xrsheffield.org Sheffield Extinction Rebellion on Facebook South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group meeting http://alt-sheff.org/events/5809/ http://alt-sheff.org/events/5809/ Tue 18 Feb 2020, 7pm, The Sanctuary, Chapel Walk, Sheffield *** South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG) meeting, which continues to support communities and individuals. Newcomers are welcome to meetings. Upcoming activities/involvements include: "Never Again is Now", marking Holocaust Memorial Day in Sheffield, January 27th, and also a discussion about anti-semitism organised by Sheffield University and College Union on January 30th. On Tuesday January 28th The Showroom Cinema is screening the documentary "Midnight Traveller", about an Afghan filmmaker and his family fleeing persecution from the Taliban and travelling as refugees across Europe. Screening includes Skype Q & A conversation with Director Hassan Fazili.SYMAAG Book Launch: Transgender Resistance with author Laura Miles http://alt-sheff.org/events/5816/ http://alt-sheff.org/events/5816/ Thu 20 Feb 2020, 7pm, Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk Row S1 2JB *** Author Laura Miles will launch her new book Transgender Resistance - Socialism and the Fight for Trans Liberation.Laura is a former lecturer in social science, a UCU trade union activist and a member of the SWP since the 1970s. She was the first openly trans person to serve on the national executive of a British trade union.Transgender people continue to face systematic oppression, discrimination and hate crimes. This new book brings together key strands in the resistance to these attacks—on the streets, in communities, in workplaces and in unions. Laura Miles addresses the roots of transphobia and the history of gender transgressive behaviour. She highlights trans-people’s fight to assert their right to live authentic lives—and why that deserves our unconditional solidarity.Laura argues that Marxism offers the tools to develop a materialist explanation of the roots of transphobia. She is clear that trans rights need to be fought for within our current system. But she argues we need to end our present exploitative society through a revolutionary movement from below. The fight for a socialist transformation of society can create the basis for genuine trans liberation and the liberation of all oppressed people. Film screening: "The Biggest Little Farm" http://alt-sheff.org/events/5819/ http://alt-sheff.org/events/5819/ Mon 24 Feb 2020, 7pm, Regather Works, 57-59 Club Garden Rd. S11 8BU *** "The Biggest Little Farm" follows two dreamers and their beloved dog when they make a choice that takes them out of their tiny L.A. apartment and into the countryside to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind in complete coexistence with nature. A lovingly made documentary about environmentally friendly lifestyles.Tickets £5, film length: 1hour, 31mins. Doors open 7pm, film start time: 7.30pm.Regather Extinction Rebellion Sheffield open meeting http://alt-sheff.org/events/5821/ http://alt-sheff.org/events/5821/ Mon 24 Feb 2020, Union St. co-working space, 18-22 Union St. S1 2JP *** On Monday evenings the Union St Cafe is open til 6.30pm for anyone to relax after work and meet up before the XR meeting. From 6pm hot vegan food is served for anyone coming to the XR meeting, Pay As You Feel.From 6.45pm there is an induction meeting if anyone’s attending for their first time on the ground floor. And also at 6.45pm the One Space (1st floor; lift available) is open for the main meeting, to start at 7pm.More info on the national movement at: rebellion.earthSheffield group website: xrsheffield.org Sheffield Extinction Rebellion on Facebook