Diary of Events 23rd May 2016

Tuesday 24th May. Sheffield TUC Delegate Meeting

Speaker; Bob Jeffery UCU on PREVENT (Government’s anti-terrorism strategy in our schools and colleges); also Rotherham 12 Campaign speaker invited. 7pm Trades and Labour Club, 200 Duke Street Sheffield S2 5QQ


Wednesday 25th May     Refugees Welcome Here –  Racism out of the Referendum 6.30pm – Mander Hall, NUT Building London WC1H 9BD . Whatever your view on the referendum, let’s make it clear that refugees are welcome, and there is no room for racism in the debate. Speakers include: Lord Alf Dubs, Leading campaign in Parliament to accept child refugees; Rabbi Lee Wax, New North London Synagogue; Talha Ahmad, Muslim Council of Britain; Colette Levy, Hidden Child of Vichy France; Natalie Bennett, Green Party Leader; Shakira Martin, NUS Vice President (FE); Sabby Dhalu and Weyman Bennett, Stand Up to Racism Co-Convenors


Friday 27th May Stand Up To Racism Fundraiser for Calais Convoy

Community Meal for Refugees- 7.30pm to 10 pm  

With a delicious curry prepared by the Heeley Asian Women’s Group and friends. All proceeds to the refugees at The Calais Camp called the jungle. Sharrow Community Forum, Old Junior School, South View Road, Sheffield S7. Min £2. Tel 0114 2500613

See flyer attachedCommunity meal poster 27 May


Tuesday 14 June Our BBC, Our Channel 4: A Future for Public Service Television?

4pm at the Crucible Theatre, 55 Norfolk St/Tudor Square, Sheffield S1 1DA.

BBC Charter Renewal now moves into its final stages with the publication of the Government’s White Paper on 12 May. This, along with the possible privatisation of Channel 4, suggests that the future of these cultural institutions is currently in doubt.

Speakers include

  • Patrick Holland, Head of Documentaries, BBC;
  • Ralph Lee, Deputy Chief Creative Officer, Channel 4
  • Jane Martinson, Journalist and Head of Media at the Guardian;
  • Lord David Puttnam, Film producer and Chair of the Inquiry into the Future of Public Service Television.

All welcome, free tickets can be booked in advance with Sheffield International Venues at: http://sivtickets.com/event/ourbbc ‘Buy tickets’ will take you to a ‘no charge’ ticket option. The event is also open to all Sheffield Doc/Fest delegates. Sponsored by Sheffield Doc/Fest and Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield




Saturday 18 June National March against the Housing Act

Assemble 12 noon Hyde Park London. The Housing Bill passed in parliament on Thursday 12th May after provoking growing opposition. It will not come into effect before April 2017, and many of the new measures require further votes in Parliament, and are likely to be resisted. Opposition to Government plans to tax tenants through ‘Pay to Stay’, sell off council homes, end new build homes for rent and encourage clearance of estates, is spelled out in a statement from the Kill the Housing Bill campaign – see statement here.Kill The housing Bill statement


Saturday 18 June Orgreave Anniversary Rally

5pm start. The Old Bridge, Orgreave Lane Sheffield S13 9NE. Speakers include Tosh McDonald ASLEF, Michael Mansfield QC, Barbara Jackson Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign. Flyers: Orgreave picnic 18 June 1Orgreave picnic 18 June 2









Saturday 18th June. National Convoy to Calais

DONATE to the Convoy to Calais Now more than ever we need a huge response to the refugee crisis to counter the racist rhetoric across Europe trying to demonise and disenfranchise victims of war, oppression and poverty. The Convoy to Calais on 18 June will be a huge national demonstration of solidarity with refugees from the people of this country. The major unions are in. The biggest social movements are in. The Muslim community is in. Are you? We’re raising money to buy supplies for the refugees living in squalid conditions in the Calais camp and to fund the Convoy plus we need volunteers to join the Convoy itself. To donate – Please be generous and donate at https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/J18-ConvoyToCalais 

Come on the Convoy!  We need every last lorry, van, bus, car, motorbike or scooter that can come to be with us.

Let us know you’re coming by registering at sheffieldsutr@gmail.com

Convoy to Calais 18th June