This Week in Edinburgh – 01/02/16


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

Events running ’til Friday:


After a successful first year of fundraising and awareness-raising in aid of the Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre, we are back with Equalise Week 2016: a range of fun, informative, creative and thought-provoking collaborative events!

Click the link to see whats on!


Stand Up to Racism – organisational meeting

19.30 Scottish Refugee Council

This meeting is to organise annual Stand Up to racism rally.

On the 19th March 2016 on United Nations Anti-racism day this important march and rally will coincide with demonstrations accross the world, which will gather to send out a positive message “No to racism, no to fascism, refugees are welcome here!”

What happened in Paris and where do we go from here? From COP21 into 2016: Climate activism after the Global Deal

19.00 Swap and Reuse Hub 13 Guthrie Street Edinburgh

What actually happened in Paris? What do these negotiations mean for campaigners, activists and anyone else who cares about the future of this planet? Where do we go from here?
What difference does this all make going forward into 2016?

This informal discussion will look at these questions with contributions from campaigners who were in Paris during the talks. Join us for this relaxed ‘de-brief’ session. (Food and drink provided!)


Big Brainstorm #2: Sustainability

(Student event) – 18.30-21.30 50 George Sq Project Room

What does sustainability mean to you? What outcomes do you want to see from the climate change negotiations this year? Will we ever make sustainability economically profitable? What can WE do to make our university more sustainable?


Little Miss Sunshine – Social Justice Movie Night

Swap and Reuse Hub 13 Guthrie Street Edinburgh 19.00

This Thursday, come by the Shrub at 7pm for a chilled out screening of a film that warms your heart and helps you fight the cold scottish winter.


Creating a Fossil Free Scotland: Activist Gathering

10.00 Edinburgh Methodist Church

Please join us on 6 February for a day of workshops, inspirational speakers and updates from the talks. During this one-day event, we’ll celebrate the victories; of 2015, explore solutions and get ready to rise up for the climate together in 2016. Join us as we map the way ahead for Fossil Free Scotland.

Living Rent Training Day

13.00 Central Hall, 2 West Tollcross

Come along to build your confidence in all things Living Rent, from how to make the most of the press, to what to say when you knock on the door of a potential new member. The sessions will start at 1pm, and we’ll finish up at around 4.30pm, after which time we will most likely descend on a pub.

Whose streets? Our streets!

20.00 Covernaters Memorial, Grassmarket

We were horrified to discover that on Saturday Roosh V has arranged for his supporters in Edinburgh to meet up and spread his misogynistic, hateful and incredibly dangerous ‘pick-up tips’. This advocate of rape has said that only straight men are allowed to attend his event and protesters will be filmed (so you may wish to cover your face so you cant be identified)

But that’s not going to stop us. We will not sit by and let this disgusting behaviour scare us off our streets. We’re going to stand up and show that sexism, misogyny and most definitely rape are NEVER tolerated.

They’re meeting in the Grassmarket so join us there for a rally because this man’s hate has to go!

*if you’re a man or feminist ally then this is your time to shine. For very understandable reasons some women may not feel comfortable coming so we need all of your support. There’s no pressure for anyone to attend if you don’t feel comfortable*

For your diary…

14 Feb

Scottish Labour Members’ Campaign for Mental Health Launch

18 Feb

Everything I Bought and How It Made Me Feel: Edinburgh

27 Feb

Stop Trident national demonstration (Bus from Scotland to CND Stop Trident Demo 26th Feb)

9 Mar

JC4PM tour – Edinburgh date

19 Mar

Stand up to Racism – Refugees Welcome Here – All Scotland March & Rally




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