Diary of Events – October – November 2021

Monday 25th October Justice for Simba – No Borders in the NHS!

4pm Protest outside Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Borders exist within this country as Simba Mujakachi found out when he was charged £93,000 to access life-saving NHS treatment. Watch Simba’s interview with ITV News here.

SYMAAG joined the Justice For Simba campaignSheffield MedactPatients Not Passports and many others for the big and noisy Carnival of Resistance to the Hostile Environment in Sheffield in September. But Simba’s charges and barriers to NHS healthcare still exist. That’s why we are supporting the No Borders in the NHS Week of Action 23-27th October.


Friday 29th October Little Amal Comes to Sheffield

3pm Victoria Quays, Sheffield. https://www.walkwithamal.org/

Little Amal, a young refugee, has embarked on a remarkable journey – an epic voyage that is taking her across Turkey, across Europe. To find her mother. To get back to school. To start a new life. Will the world let her? Can she achieve what now seems more impossible than ever? Little Amal a 3.5-metre puppet of a 9-year-old refugee girl, nears the end of her 2000 mile walk from the Turkish/Syrian border when she visits Sheffield on a barge at Victoria Quays on Friday October 29th and Barnsley on October 30th and will be finishing her journey in Manchester this November. Join us in welcoming her to Sheffield at Victoria Quays then Tudor Square. Representing all displaced children, her message is “don’t forget about us”.


Thursday 4th November Book Launch: “The Living Wage”

Stoddart Lecture Theatre in Sheffield Business School, starting at 6pm-7pm. Location https://goo.gl/maps/gMYVJxNisn4XXQHd8

It will feature chapter contributors from the Living Wage Foundation, contributing authors and a review of the book. See https://www.routledge.com/The-Living-Wage-Advancing-a-Global-Movement/Dobbins-Prowse/p/book/9780367514877

Alternatively, if you cannot attend in person, Tony Dobbins is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting of their Book Launch `The Living wage: Advancing A Global Movement` Join Zoom Meeting https://shu.zoom.us/j/7443519228?pwd=NVJaREpyNUtFTlhMYlhpRFBzaFdvdz09 Meeting ID: 744 351 9228 Passcode: PeterP

There will be refreshments immediately after the event at the Red Lion Pub (behind Sheffield Business School) after the event where the authors would like you to join us.


Friday 5th November Better Buses South Yorkshire campaign meeting

The next Better Buses SY meeting will be on Friday 5th November at 11am on Zoom.  We are campaigning to bring back our bus services under public control – and eventually under municipal ownership where it belongs. On 21st October we held an online meeting with council leaders to press our demands.  We have had stickers and leaflets posted across the city and we are collecting your awful stories of terrible bus journeys so we can help make our case that the current privatised deregulated system is not working and must be changed.  If you are not on the mailing list and would like to receive the zoom link for this meeting, please email Fran Postlethwaite on betterbusesforsy@gmail.com


Saturday 6th November COP26 Sheffield March for Global Climate Justice

Assemble Devonshire green at 12 noon for a march at 1pm through Sheffield City Centre to Barkers Pool outside the City Hall. From 2pm there will be music, theatre, stalls and some speeches. Bring your banners! Make your own placards! PS We are looking for stewards to help marshal the event.


Saturday 13th November Yorkshire Conference on Islamophobia in Wakefield.

12.00 to 4.30 pm in Lightwaves Leisure Centre, Wakefield, WF1 3LJ. Lunch is from 12 – 1pm and the conference is from 1 – 4pm.

In attendance will be Yorkshire MPs, councillors, trade unionists, leaders from the public and private businesses, charities, religious organisations and faith group, community representatives.

The Conference will consist of lunch, a plenary session with speeches by experts and key people, there will also be 4 workshops and a report back on: “what next and actions”.

It is a free event but registration is required via Eventbrite.


A detailed agenda and programme will be sent out soon.

Usman Ali Email: usmanali47@outlook.com