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NETWORK EVENTS NOVEMBER 2019
QUOTE FOR THE MONTH
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
From chlorinated chicken to Trump's trade wars, trade is in the news. Trade and investment deals have been a way for the powerful to accumulate wealth and power. Global social movements have been fighting them, with some major wins. To earn more and find out how people have resisted deals that are bad for them and the environment, Global Justice MK and the MK Peace and Justice Network have arranged a public event with one of the most experienced and knowledgeable experts on the topic:
Nick Dearden, Director of Global Justice Now, will speak at
7.30pm on Thursday 7th November 2019
at MK Central Library, 555 Silbury Boulevard, MK9 3HL.
This is a free event and all are welcome.
Active Communities - Reviving Town Centres
Date And Time
Sat, 2 November 2019
11:00 – 15:00 GMT
by Eden Project Communities Follow
A community networking event, bringing people together to explore the role and place of communities in reviving town centres.
About this Event
REVIVING TOWN CENTRES
Are you active in your community, as an individual or as part of a project? Do you see opportunities where others see liabilities, and are you interested in exploring the place of communities in reviving town centres?
Join us for a half-day event, connecting with like-minded people, skill-sharing, and exploring the potential of communities in bringing town centres back to life and creating a sense of belonging.
This event is free (lunch is included) and is open to anyone with an interest in communities.
Programme details and speakers are currently being confirmed and will be shared soon. If you would like to ask any questions about this event please email your local Community Network Developer: Diana (firstname.lastname@example.org - Midlands and East Anglia) or Laonikos (email@example.com - London and South).
Jim Marshall Auditorium
WOW - What Now?
PRESENTED BY THE STABLES AND WOW - WOMEN OF THE WORLD FESTIVAL.
Wednesday 6 November 9:30am
Tickets are free but must be booked in advance
9.30am - 1.00pm
WOW - What Now? is a major gathering to celebrate women and girls, and explore the issues they face both in our local community and across the globe. Don’t miss this morning of discussion, creativity and collaboration, and have your say in WOW - Women of the World’s national conversation to discover what local communities are thinking about gender equality right now. WOW - What Now? will look at the here and now; shining a light on the most potent issues affecting women and girls today – from politics to financial empowerment, toxic masculinity to the intersection of sexism, racism and homophobia.
At this event you’ll experience a WOW - Women of the World’s Think In – a unique interactive public planning session where you’ll be invited to discuss your thoughts on the issues affecting your local community and the world, share stories about the amazing women and girls you think should be celebrated. You’ll hear amazing stories and join forces to tackle the subjects that matter to people in the room. Money will also be on the agenda, with a special Money Quiz to get you thinking about the importance of finances to women.
WOW have commissioned an artist to collaborate and create a new piece responding to the conversations taking place, weaving in stories and experiences from WOW - What Now? Events across the UK.
The findings from across the UK will be presented back at WOW’s 10th anniversary festival at London’s Southbank Centre from 6-8 March.
Find out more about the festival at http://bit.ly/WOW2020Following a series of highly successful WOW - Women of the World Festivals around the world, this important UK programme is funded by Spirit of 2012 and will celebrate the 10th anniversary of WOW in cities from Perth to Essex.
Don’t miss your chance to be part of the conversation. WOW festivals and events are presented by arrangement with Southbank Centre.
For an additional £8 per head, you can enjoy a post-event buffet lunch (vegetarian options available). Book in advance through the box office on 01908 280800.
Invitation to the InterfaithMK Monthly Meeting
Presented by: Professor Satheesh Krishnamurthy
The topic: ‘Diwali and its Importance to Hindus’.
Many thanks to Mrs Shiyama Sorubanathan for a presentation of Indian Classical Dance
Thursday November 7th, 2019, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Venue: Milton Keynes Murugan Temple
Glazier Drive, Neath Hill, Milton Keynes MK14 6HG
Teas and refreshments will be served at the end of the evening.
Celebrating 550 years of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji!
This year sees the 550th anniversary of revolutionary Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first guru of the Sikhs.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji is revered by many around the world from different faiths.
In honour of this momentous occasion, the Sikhs of Milton Keynes would like to invite you to celebrate with us.
Sunday 10th November (10am to 4pm)
A unique exhibition, detailing Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s travels, teachings (Seva Trust UK) Speakers from various faiths
Organisations who have taken Guru Nanak’s message to humanity
Devotional spiritual music
Children’s activities and competitions
>Langar and refreshments<
(There will be a 2 minute silence at 11am in honour of Remembrance Sunday)
Please join us at St Pauls School, Phoenix Drive, Leadenhall, MK6 5EN
Our community is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our Craft, Art & Food Fair on Saturday 9th November!
Joining our creative community will be local artisans, makers crafters and producers selling their creations and helping to support our charity.
The Craft, Art & Food Fair is FREE to all attending, and will be hosted inside our Chrysalis Theatre, Cafe and Camphill grounds.
Expect hand-made textiles, soaps, crafts, spices and rubs, preserves, jewellery, book art, ceramics, artisan gin, wellness snacks, woodwork and metal work, festive gifts and so much more!
Let us know if you’re attending, join in the conversation or just say hello here!
Fair Work Action, 12th Nov
The Fair Work campaign team is planning a Fair Work Breakfast Summit with business and political leaders in Milton Keynes on Tuesday 12th November. If you would like to attend, please contact Hala Afify.
FAIR WORK SUMMIT AT ST. AUGUSTINE'S, 13TH NOV
A Fair Work Summit, hosted by St. Augustine's Catholic Church, will celebrate and share best practice in Fair Work policy, hearing from parliamentary candiates of the three main political parties, and share issues of inequality. Read more...
North Herts PSC Event
Wednesday November 13th
Friday of Joy in Gaza
The Wholesome Weigh
37, Churchyard Walk, SG5 1DW
David Harrold and Mohamed Altawil, from the Palestine Trauma Centre (UK) will be giving us a presentation of their project involving street theatre and entertainment project with a therapeutic aim.Entrance to this event is FREE, and open to everyone. Donations afterwards would be appreciated.
Please come along to what is sure to be a very enlightening and uplifting evening and support the work of the Palestine Trauma Centre.
You can find more details of this event on Facebook:
Refugees Welcome action, 19th Nov
The Refugees Welcome campaign team is planning an action on themornign of Tuesday 19th November. The aims are:
increase the number of accredited Refugees Welcome schools in MK
the number of communities pledging to sponsor a refugee family to live in their community (Sponsor Refugees).
If you would like to attend, add yourself to the power of the action, please see your institutional leader or contact your Organiser, Tom Bulman, tel 07962 838685.
SYRIAN REFUGEES WELCOME SCHOOLS LUNCH, 21ST NOV
This year's Refugees Welcome campaign is going from strength to strength. Wins to date include:
7 MK schools & MK College have achieved Refugee Welcome Schools accreditation.
One Sponsor Refugees project has been established in Wolverton, led by St. George's Church, and two institutions considering starting their own.
Approval has been given by the Pillar Panel for a new World Refugee Day pillar at MK Rose.
A Syrian Refugees Welcome event is being planned for 21st November. This will celebrate the achievements of MK's 8 accredited Refugees Welcome Schools and share best practice from Citizens UK & NASUWT's recentlly published 'Ideas For Action'; also share the best practice of Sponsor Refugees projects. Read more.... If you would like to attend, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, tel 07962 838685.
Get ready for Debt Week!
23 November - 1 December
People are relying on credit cards and loans to make ends meet and to buy food and everyday essentials. If you get caught in a spiral of debt it’s almost impossible to get out.
Right now, we’re experiencing the highest ever levels of personal debt on record (a staggering £217bn). We must urgently end the debt trap.
Last year thousands of us took action during Debt Week and this winter your support is needed more than ever.
Click here to get involved
One in four people in the UK are struggling with debt
There’s a whole industry that preys on people in this situation, charging them enormous interest rates. Earlier this year, the body that regulates the banks – the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), reviewed the rules around debt but they did virtually nothing to stop rip-off lending. It's not good enough.
During Debt Week this year we will petition the government to put pressure on them to make sure they act. We'll run stalls and events across the UK and collect petitions and personal stories of debt, delivering them to the FCA and the government so they can really see the impact the debt trap is having on people’s lives.
Stand with the one in four who are struggling with debt
Sign up to take part in Debt Week and we will send you an action pack with leaflets, posters and more:
Request your action pack
Upcoming event at The Open University
Neoliberalism and the moral economy in Central Asia: understanding the rentier class, unearned income and morality (Open University International Development Seminar Series)
27 November, 12:00-14:00, CMR06, Walton Hall Campus, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
This lunchtime seminar will hear from Dr Balihar Sanghera (Sociology, University of Kent). Read more and register…
Network for Peace
5 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DY
Tel: 07794 036602
Join us on Twitter @claire_nfp and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/
LONDON. Primed for War. Movement for the Abolition of War Annual Remembrance lecture. Speaker will be Ben Griffin of Veterans for Peace. 2pm, Bloomsbury Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8EP. MAW's AGM will be in the morning at 11am. www.abolishwar.org.uk
WORLDWIDE. International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict Worldwide. http://www.un.org/en/events/environmentconflictday/
LONDON. Why I am a Pacifist. With Tim Gee. Tim Gee tells the story of why he became a pacifist and what it means to him. Gee reflects on the lives of peacemakers past and present to provide responses to questions like "Don't we have to hit back if we're hurt?", "Don't we need war to respond to evil?" and "Doesn't religion justify wars?".. This is a critique of war, but more than that, it stakes a claim for pacifism's feminist and anti-racist qualities. This is a call for a more nonviolent world. 7pm Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road N1 9DX. tickets in advance from www.housmans.com/events 020 7837 4473
7 – 9 November
LONDON. Final London performances for the foreseeable future of Michael Mears acclaimed play, This Evil Thing, about Britain’s WW1 conscientious objectors, at 7.30pm at Tara Theatre, 356 Garratt Lane Earlsfield, SW18 4ES. Box Office: 020 8333 4457 Tickets from: £10 tara-arts.com Wheelchair access. Next to Earlsfield station – just 10 minutes from Waterloo.
UK. Remembrance Sunday.
BRADFORD. Remembrance Sunday event. 1-2pm with songs and a white poppy wreath laying ceremony. Bradford Cenotaph, Prince's Way, BD5 0BQ. email@example.com or phone 01274 730795.
BROMLEY. White Poppy ceremony – Bromley War Memorial 10.50 a.m. Ann Garrett firstname.lastname@example.org
COUNTRYWIDE. Remembrance Day. Nearest Sunday is Remembrance Sunday.
LEICESTER. Remembering and Forgetting: A Response to Remembrance Day. An afternoon and evening of talks, discussion, entertainment and food. 3.30 – 9.30. Secular Hall 75 Humberstone Gate LE1 1WD. For any enquiries, please contact Richard on 0116 220 7125.
LONDON. The French Insurgency: what is the significance of the Gilets Jaunes? With Stathis Kouvelakis, Reader in Political theory in the Department of French at Kings College, London. Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique Café Diplo at The Gallery, 70/77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL. Nearest tube station Farringdon. 6.45pm (doors open 6.30). £3, concessions £2, tickets on door. Info 07435 844 130 https://www.mondediplofriends.org.uk/
LONDON. Eco-Feminism & Pacifism. UK WILPF Annual Seminar. 10 – 6. SOAS, University of London in the Brunei Gallery Lecture. 020 7250 1968 email@example.com
SHIPLEY. Yorks CND Peace & Crafts Fair. Stalls, craft, info, music and children’s activities. 10 – 4 at Victoria Hall, Saltaire, BD18 3JS. firstname.lastname@example.org 01274 730795
WORLDWIDE. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. http://www.unwomen.org/en
28 November – 1 December
EDINBURGH. 15th International War Tax Resistance Conference. Quaker Meeting House 7 Victoria St EH1 2JL. email@example.com. http://www.conscienceonline.org.uk/
WORLDWIDE. International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/palestinian/
LONDON. Film screening: ‘Versailles 1919 Return of the Dangerous Women’. The latest film from Clapham Film Unit shows how women tried to influence the Versailles Treaty – how the women attempted to ensure cooperation, internationalism and peace were priorities BUT the men in Paris did not listen. 6 – 8pm at Hackney Town Hall, Mare Street E8 1EA. Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/yxo5psro
WORLDWIDE. International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. http://www.un.org/en/events/palestinianday/
LONDON. Beyond Remembrance: Pacifism in the aftermath of war 1919. This event marks the centenary of the final convention of the No Conscription Fellowship; Conscientious Objectors who, with their supporters, had provided the principal opposition to war during the five years of its existence. Speakers will include Cyril Pearce, David Boulton and Lois Bibbings. 10 – 4.30, Friends House, 173 Euston Road NW1 2BJ. Admission Free but booking advised: http://tinyurl.com/y59d9hgx
LONDON. The New World Disorder: No to NATO Counter-Summit. As NATO heads of state – including US President Donald Trump – prepare to meet in London for a summit, join us for a counter-summit to discuss the alternatives to war and nuclear weapons. 10 – 5 at Bloomsbury Baptist Church 235 Shaftesbury Ave. Tickets £10 solidarity / £5 standard / £2 unwaged. firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 7700 2393. https://cnduk.org/events/no-to-nato-counter-summit/
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