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January 2019

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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...

SYMAAG victory over G4S !

January 2019

After a six year campaign by asylum-seeker tenants of G4S, with help and research by South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG), G4S have lost all of their contracts to run asylum housing, from September 2019. G4S is the biggest security co...

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Events Listings

CND meeting

Wed 16 Jan 2019, 7.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, St James St. S1 2EW.

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Sheffield group meets on the third Wednesday of every month, newcomers are always welcome.

Sheffield Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Meeting: Stop and Scrap Universal Credit!

Thu 17 Jan 2019, 12.30pm, United Reform Chapel, Norfolk Street

Sheffield TUC has been asked to try and bring together all those (People’s Assembly, the Labour Party, Disabled People Against the Cuts, UNITE Community, etc.) who are campaigning against Universal Credit. The aim is to help create one joined-up coordinated campaign.

Universal Credit is only the latest of a series of attacks on the unemployed and working poor since the Tories took office in 2010. Austerity spending cuts, the bedroom Tax, the benefit cap, benefit sanctions, privatized disability assessments, excluding under 25's from Housing Benefit are all part of their ideological drive to shrink the welfare state and, by causing real hardship, starve people to take jobs at any price. See this Guardian article to understand the scale of the benefit cuts we are facing:

Welfare spending for UK’s poorest shrinks by £37bn

This is the second meeting and follows a successful initial meeting held in Trades and Labour Club before Christmas. Everyone who wants to Stop and Scrap Universal Credit is invited to this Campaign Coordinating Meeting. Please bring your ideas to take the campaign forward. The planning will include a new leaflet, organised street protests and stepping up publicity and awareness.

If you can’t make this meeting please email if you want to be included, and forward to whoever you think might be interested. (Sheffield TUC do not have contacts for everybody).

Sheffield Trades Council

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

Co-operative Film Night

Thu 17 Jan 2019 7pm for 7:30pm, The Harlequin, Nursery St. S3 8GG

Film has long been a part of co-operative culture. "Principle 5" (Yorkshire Co-operative Resource Centre) is holding this free film screening of some archive films, with a brief discussion on how co-operation can be promoted in our region. All welcome, including newcomers. Please note the Harlequin (next door to Aizlewood’s Mill) meeting room is upstairs (sorry, no lift).

Principle 5

Extinction Rebellion planning meeting

Sat 19 Jan 2019, 2-4pm, Union St. co-working space, 18-22 Union St. S1 2JP

Extinction Rebellion invite you to join in planning the next steps for spring, to continue to grow the rebellion in Sheffield in the run-up to the next massive national week of action in mid April.

Extinction Rebellion Sheffield Facebook group

Sheffield Friends of the Earth general meeting

Mon 21 Jan 2019, 7:30pm, Red Deer Pub, Pitt St. S1 4DD

Sheffield Friends of the Earth meeting in the upstairs room at the Red Deer pub, which runs from 8pm-9.30pm, monthly. Anyone interested is welcome to attend the meetings.

Sheffield Friends of the Earth

"Are We Facing Extinction? What Can We Do About It?"

Mon 21 Jan 2019, 7.30pm, Victoria Methodist Church, Stafford Rd. S2 2SE

An introductory talk outlining what Extinction Rebellion is and why we need to rebel. The basic premise of this talk is to tell the truth and ask us all to act accordingly and consistently with the information, including our understanding of what actually enables change to happen in the world. Please also invite friends and family not currently involved in extinction rebellion to attend.

Facebook event page
Extinction Rebellion Sheffield Facebook group

Fracking: Health impacts & the KM8 victory

Tue 22 Jan 2019, 7.30pm, Theatre Deli, 202 Eyre St. S1 4QZ

Come and hear how the North Yorkshire community of Kirby Misperton united to protect their landscape from fracking, and views from two different approaches to activism from Eddie and Tim Thornton. Eddie Thornton is an activist who threw everything on the line to protect his local area from fracking. Tim Thornton is a retired family doctor, who set up Concerned Health Professionals of the UK, with Carol Hutchinson from Eckington.
Also Deborah Gibson, local activist and campaigner from Harthill Against Fracking, and Frack Free South Yorkshire. The full update on fighting fracking in this area, and how you can help.

Free entry, apple crumble, tea and coffee included. Booking at the link below is recommended. Donations will go to Sheffield Against Fracking.

Eventbrite booking

Paul Chatterton: Unlocking Sustainable Cities

Wed 23 Jan 2019, 6pm, Red Haus Books, 232 Abbeydale Rd, Nether Edge S7 1FL

A talk (starting 7pm) along with beer and Korean vegan food.

Across the world, city innovators are putting real sustainability into practice - from transforming abandoned public spaces and setting up community co-operatives, to rewilding urban nature and powering up civic energy. Lecturer, writer and activist Paul Chatterton explores the power of these city experiments that harness the creative power of the collective, focusing on five themes: compassion, imagination, experimentation, co-production and transformation; and four city systems: mobility, energy, community and nature. Imagining radical alternatives, such as car-free, post-carbon, common and ´bio-cities´, this is a toolkit for unlocking real urban change.

Tickets £4 or £6.

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