This Week in Edinburgh – 30/11/15

Every week, we’ll try to keep you updated with local events – public meetings, strikes, occupations, marches, protests, elections and so on. We might also throw in some cultural goings-on, too. If you know of an event that we’ve missed out, please let us know: momentumedinburgh [at] gmail [dot] com

MONDAY 30/11/15

18.00 Teviot Study room
Does this raise alarm bells in your head? Find out more and tell us what you think at EUSA’s consultation event – all students welcome!

TUESDAY 1/11/15

Edinburgh Student Left Forum meeting and social

Join us for the last meeting of the semester!
We will be in room LG.08 in the David Hume underground, and our meeting will be followed by our social event, a film screening of Pride. Bring drinks, snacks and comrades!

Meeting: 6-8pm
Social: 8-10pm

WEDNESDAY 2/12/15

 
Teviot New Amphion 12.00-13.00
We believe that the ability to come to university and the amount of debt you leave with should not be determined by your background. If you do too then help us protect maintenance grants.

THURSDAY 3/12/15

December Student Council & Democracy Consultation

18.00 Teviot Debating Hall

This is the main opportunity for reps and students to contribute in depth to the review of our representative structures, student council, and sabbatical roles. This is open to ALL students, but reps are particularly encouraged to attend.

The last Student Council of the semester!

FILM SHOWING: Concerning violence

19.99 Augustine United Church

The ‘Edinburgh Revolutionary Communist Group – Fight Racism Fight Imperialism’ is organising a screening of the documentary ‘Concerning violence’ (2014) a stunning, thought-provoking documentary on the decolonisation of Africa based on the writings of the Algerian revolutionary Frantz Fanon and narrated by Lauryn Hill. A film which demands to be heard, it “suggests that the lesson has yet to be learned, and it’s only a matter of time until history repeats itself again, and action is taken.” The ‘refugee crisis’ is a crisis of imperialism—this is a call to tear down this rotten system once and for all.

FRIDAY 4/12/15

Momentum Edinburgh Meeting #2

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Augustine United Church – Studio Room – 19.00-20.40

Momentum is the UK-wide movement which emerged from Jeremy Corbyn’s successful campaign for leader of the Labour Party. It exists to support the ideas and values on which Corbyn was elected both within and outside Labour, connecting the party to trade unions, social movements and community campaigns.

Momentum Edinburgh is a hub for local supporters to get together, share experience and ideas, and coordinate our efforts to build peace, democracy and socialism.

This is our second meeting, where we will discuss the Democracy Working Group’s proposals for a sustainable, democratic and engaging decision-making structure so that we can coordinate our activities as effectively as possible. Details of these proposals will be circulated before the meeting, along with an agenda.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

 

 

This Week in Edinburgh – 15/02/16

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Every week, we’ll try to keep you updated with local events – public meetings, strikes, occupations, marches, protests, elections and so on. We might also throw in some cultural goings-on, too. If you know of an event that we’ve missed out, please let us know: momentumedinburgh [at] gmail [dot] com

Tuesday

EqualBITE Writing Workshop

LG10 David Hume Tower

We are creating a ‘recipe book’ which aims to share practical and effective strategies for creating more gender balanced working environments in higher education. The recipes will be written by The University of Edinburgh staff and students, drawing from their real life experiences.

Wednesday

Who owns Scotland? Who owns Edinburgh? Why Land Reform matters

19.00-21.00 South Bridge Resource Centre

Free public seminar
Speaker: Andy Wightman
Everybody welcome! No need to book, just turn up.
If you have any specific requirements, let us know in advance.
For further infomation contact 0131 558 3545.

Thursday

GenderJam: Gender Inequality in Higher Education

Crystal Macmillan Building

Join us for a half-day conference exploring gender inequality in Higher Education as part of Innovative Learning Week 2016!

Everything I Bought and How It Made Me Feel: Edinburgh

Appleton Tower 18.15-21.15

Harry’s got a problem. Maybe you do too. He keeps buying things to feel better, but they just make him more miserable. So he started keeping a diary…

Friday

2016 Edinburgh Iranian Film Festival

Running Friday until Monday – Film House Lothian Road

Following on from the success of its 2015 edition, the Edinburgh Iranian Festival presents a set of five new feature films, centring on the themes of masculinity, alienation and the family.

Saturday

Presentation of the miners conflict in Spain

Black Medicine Coffee 18.30

Socrates Fernandez will present on the ongoing conflict, and the fight of the miners. We will also be hearing from special guests, testifying on their experiences of mining and trade unions within Scotland.

SYL Political Day 2016

10.00-16.00 Lecture Theatre 183 Old College

We will be have a workshop from Lesley Brennan MSP on the 101 of Economics and why we should oppose austerity as well as 3 more ran by members of SYL on:

How we approach liberation politics. Strategy, tactics and labour movement organisation. What the Labour Party is and what it’s for.

 

This Week in Edinburgh – 16/11/15

Every week, we’ll try to keep you updated with local events – public meetings, strikes, occupations, marches, protests, elections and so on. We might also throw in some cultural goings-on, too. If you know of an event that we’ve missed out, please let us know: momentumedinburgh [at] gmail [dot] com

Tuesday 17

International Students’ Day of Action – Equal Access for Asylum Seekers: 10:30, Teviot Row House. Edinburgh University students are participating in the National Union of Students’ national walk-out day in support of international students. International students have been among the many victims of a recent rise in attacks on immigrants by governments across the world. In Edinburgh the action will focus on securing access to student support funding for asylum seekers. Walk out of your lectures at 10:30 and join a brief rally outside Teviot. After that there will be speakers, a story-sharing session, and banner and poster-making in the Debating Hall.

Wednesday 18

10 Years of Boycott Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) Talk: 19:00-21:00, Appleton Tower Lecture Theatre 4. Not sure what and how effective BDS is? Curious how you can help ensure that Israel “complies with international law and Palestinian rights”? All your queries and concerns can be answered here.

Thursday 19

Edinburgh Southern Constituency Labour Party all-members meeting, 7:30pm, Mayfield Salisbury Church Hall. Members of the Labour Party in Edinburgh Southern will plan local constituency work and discuss ways of funding local government.

Friday 20

Rally & Broad: Said the Joker to the Thief!: 19:00-22:00, The Bongo Club. A seven-act feast of literary delight, celebrating new and emerging Scotland-based poets, performers, authors and generally talented and innovative users of WORDS. Three from that Edinburgh, three from Glasgow, PLUS two sets of fine tunes from acclaimed singer-songwriter Findlay Napier.

Night of Palestinian Culture: 20:00, Teviot Loft Bar. Edinburgh University’s Students for Justice in Palestine Society is hosting an event celebrating Palestinian culture (including food!). Tickets are £3, which includes delicious food and a contribution to Medical Aid for Palestine.

Saturday 21

Momentum Scotland Launch: 10:15-15:00, 9 Partick Burgh Hall, Peel Street, Glasgow G11 5LW. At this launch event for Momentum in Scotland, Labour Party members and Corbyn supporters will discuss discuss how this organisation will be taken forward and what campaigns will be supported.

For your diary…

Wednesday 26 – Billy Bragg, ‘A Lover Sings: Selected Lyrics’ Book Launch, 18:30, Word Power Books

Wednesday 26 – Winter Ceilidh in Aid of Refugee Survival Trust, 20:00-23:00, Teviot Debating Hall. 

Saturday 28 – Scotland’s Climate March