This Week in Edinburgh – 04/04/16

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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



Chambers Street NOW

We are back home!! Everyone come down to Charles Stewart house for Divestment occupation round 2!! Bring your pals, bring you smiles and brace yourselves for demanding FULL DIVESTMENT!


Open Megaphone

19.00 Charles Stewart House

Like, an open mic, but, like, a megaphone…right?

Come down to the divestment occupation for sweet jams and jazzy moves. Bring your instruments, songs, jokes, poems political rants and most importantly your friends!

NB we have a no alcohol policy, but snacks are highly encouraged


Stand-up for Refugees! Fundrasing for Re-Act

20.00 Loft Bar Teviot

Amnesty International Society & Re-Act are collaborating on a funny-raising extravaganza of comedy and spoken word! Join us for a night of laughter and get involved with raising money for Re-Act.


Sustainability and the EU: Linda McAvan MEP and Catherine Stihler MEP

17.00-19.00 EUSA

EUSA is hosting Linda McAvan, chair of the International Development committee in European Parliament, and Catherine Stihler MEP to discuss EU regulation and legislation on sustainability issues such as conflict minerals, ethical investment, and fair trade.

Both MEPs will speak, and students will also have a chance to ask questions surrounding sustainability issues in the EU and more broadly, the impact of the EU referendum on students and the UK policy environment.


The Look of Silence + Q&A with Signe Byrge Sørensen

17.00-20.00 Grassmarket Community Project

Join us and our co-hosts We Are The Tonic for this screening of the Oscar nominated film, The Look of Silence at the Grassmarket Community Project. We’re honoured to announce that we will have the film’s award-winning Producer, Signe Byrge Sørensen, with us on the night for a Q&A afterwards!


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