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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….

Past Events

Film showing 17th April, 12.30pm  in Edinburgh (Augustine Church) – FREE showing of ‘Welcome’, asensitive, low-key, touching drama about the complicated issues surrounding international displacement.’ (http://www.film4.com/reviews/2009/welcome)

The film i

s about the situation for migrants in Calais, where hundreds of people are stuck living in appalling conditions and under the threat of regular police brutality.

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
FREE ENTRY

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

Programme

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.

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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!

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