After the soggy but successful sponsored bike ride in October (£300 raised!) there are plans for another one in a few months when the weather is less shite. Watch this space….
Film showing 17th April, 12.30pm in Edinburgh (Augustine Church) – FREE showing of ‘Welcome’, a ‘sensitive, low-key, touching drama about the complicated issues surrounding international displacement.’ (http://www.film4.com/reviews/2009/welcome)
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In the evening, another fantastic Ceilidh Collective dance is being held in the Steiner School, to raise money for the Unity Centre! For more info and tickets, see http://www.ceilidhcollective.org.uk/
Glasgow’s RADICAL INDEPENDENT BOOK-FAIR project @ the GLASGOW SOCIAL CENTRE –
11 + 12 December 2009
stalls, free food, book & dvd launches, film screenings, discussions & talks,
Glasgow Social Centre, 66/68 Osborne Street, Glasgow G1 5QT, http://www.glasgowsocialcentre.org.uk
As well as a full selection of RiB stock there were guest stalls from… Glasgow Chiapas Solidarity Group, Mute Magazine, Unity & No Borders
More info and workshops programme at http://www.ribproject.org
17th October – ‘WITHOUT BORDERS’
A day of discussion, workshops and films about migration, borders and freedom of movement!
11am-4pm @ Glasgow Social Centre, 66 Osborne St, Glasgow
11-11.30am Introductions & Agenda
11.30am-1pm Workshop – Solidarity with Asylum Seekers
Practical support; the Unity Centre’s work and how you can get involved.
Workshop – Debunking Myths
Considering common perceptions of migration and asylum seeking and how to have useful discussions with people around these issues. With useful facts and statistics and discussion of how to answer common difficult questions
1-2pm Lunch – provided
2.30-4pm Workshop – History of Borders and Resistance
Workshop – Detainee Voices
5pm Film – ‘The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada’
Come along for the whole day, or just drop in for one session. The workshops will be mainly interactive – not lectures :) – and followed by discussions.
Throughout the day there will also be banner-making, flag-making (for the Bike Ride – see below) and a flea market.
25th October – Sponsored Bike Ride
Raise money for the Unity Centre and No Borders Scotland – join in our big bike ride from Glasgow to Edinburgh on Sunday 25th October!
Meet 10.30am for a 11am start at George Cross, Glasgow.
There’ll be a back-up vehicle and mechanics riding with the group and it is intended to be a casual ride for everyone!