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(en) Britain, Glasgow Events - Glasgow Autonomy Update~~ 19.10.2016

Date Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:00:49 +0300


Hi everyone, ---- Some events here featured in last update but have a look through for the new ones!! ---- Love, ---- Your Autonomy Update producing friends ---- Benjamin Franks - Anarchist Engagement in State Elections ---- Wednesday 19th Oct 19:00 ---- Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD ---- The formal rejection of, and refusal to participate in, state elections has been regarded as a core feature distinguishing anarchism from other socialist groupings. Looking at contemporary and classical anarchist positions this talk and discussion draws out many of the core criticisms of parliamentary representationalism that have come to define anarchism's general rejection of electoral politics, showing how electoral politics recreates class hierarchies and inadequately identifies the locations of - and responses to - oppressive power. However, there have been a number of occasions in the UK, Ireland and Australia where anarchists have participated in constitutional politics: from standing as candidates in elections, from participating in referendums.

This event explores the differences in and between various electoral strategies adopted by anarchists and assesses the ways in which constitutionally-entwined anarchists use electoralism to parody and undermine state democratic legitimacy.

This event is part of RIB Project: not by the book

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Document 2016
Thursday 20 October - Sunday 23 October
Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), 350 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3JD

Document returns for its 14th year, bringing to Glasgow the best in award-winning documentaries which will challenge everyone to consider how they see the world, and the people in it.

We open with Kings of Nowhere (Los Reyes Del Pueblo Que No Existe), and close with Plaza de la Soledad. In between we screen features, shorts, teach you how to make your own doc, and welcome visiting directors, performers, inviting you to join us for the discussion.

Book via the CCA, where the large majority of our events will take place:https://ccaglasgow.ticketsolve.com/ 0141 352 4900

Tickets:
Screenings £4 (£3) + £1 booking fee; Day pass available.
Document is FREE to Asylum Seekers, Refugees and those on income support.

Visit our website for more information: http://www.documentfilmfestival.org/

We are delighted to be collaborating with the following organisations, and thank Creative Scotland, BFI, Alliance Française Glasgow and CCA Glasgow for their support.

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Free Pride Open Meeting/ Potluck Dinner!
Friday 21st October 17:00-20:00
GAS (contact organiser for directions freeprideglasgow@outlook.com)

Want to get involved with the planning of Free Pride? Got ideas for where we can go next? Want to help shape the future of Free Pride? Now is your chance!

We're holding an open meeting/potluck dinner to plan some of our future events and discuss the way forward for Free Pride after another great year. The meeting will run from 6-8pm, but we'll be hanging out and eating food from 5, so feel free to turn up anytime!

We'll be providing food so don't worry if you can't bring anything, but also if you can, that's great! We'll have all allergens labelled and vegan options available.

Everyone is welcome, don't worry if you haven't been involved in Free Pride before- we're always looking for new faces to get involved and help out. If there's anything you'd like us to discuss at the meeting, message us or post in the event!

ACCESSIBILITY:
GAS is a wheelchair accessible space, with gender neutral accessible toilets. GAS is located just around the corner from West Street Subway, we will have volunteers waiting there before the event to show you where to go & we will also post details of a mobile number you can call or text if you need someone to come and meet you. Please get in touch if there is anything that would make it easier for you to attend this event & we will see what we can do!

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Concrete Garden Soup Off 2016
Friday 21st October 19:00-21:00
St Matthews Centre, 200 Balmore Rd, G22 6

The Soup Off is back for 2016 with another night of celebration, soup, and friendly competition!

Entries welcome from local soup enthusiasts! Soups must be made entirely by you as an indivdual or group, and should be made using mostly local and seasonal ingredients.

For more information, or if you'd like to enter a pot of soup, get in touch with us at paula@concretegarden.org.uk or 0141 237 9144.

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White Poppy Appeal Scotland Conference
Friday 21st October 19:00-21:00
Grange Academy, Kilmarnock KA1 2EN

An event challenging eeryday militarsm and promoting a peaceful alterantive at remembereance time, carrying a radical message that stands against the war machine.

We are hoping after last years great successful White Poppy appeal in Ayrshire this year will be even better. Our aim to to challenge militarism and promote an end to all wars. We also aim to promote the remembrance of conscientious objectors.

We will have speakers from many different peace groups as well and a broad international spectrum of the peace movement across the world.

This is an open meeting for all those who want to help with the camapign in any way possible. All welcome.

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EPISODE 8: REFUSE POWERS' GRASP
Fri 21 - Sun 23 October
Tramway & The Art School, Glasgow

Check out full programme at www.arika.org.uk

The Workshop, Social and Episode 8 are friendly spaces where Arika's local friends (from Unity, WestGAP, SWOU and We Will Rise) can come together and meet with international friends and allies who have been involved in important Prison Abolition, LGBT, Queer and Sex Worker struggles, and the artforms that have come out of them.

There will be Bus Pass Money Available to those who couldn't attend otherwise. If you'd like to come but something makes that difficult for you, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch with Arika and we will try to help - info@arika.org.uk or 0131 556 0878.

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EPISODE 8: REFUSE POWERS' GRASP: DISCUSSION, DINNER and SOCIAL
Thursday 20 October
Kinning Park Complex

Chatting, Food & Music & Dancing

A chance to chat with all the great guests at the Episode, food by Soul Food Sisters, and then party with Unity DJ's Alieu and Christelle

Discussion & Food 6:00 - 7:00pm

Social 7:00 - 11:00pm

A friendly social space! Dinner for all! Dancing and Music! Bring the Kids!

Child Care available for whole event except during dinner.

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EPISODE 8: REFUSE POWERS' GRASP
Friday 21 - Sunday 23 October
Tramway and The Art School

Is there a link between how we're divided into populations that can be caged and exiled by the prison-industrial complex, and the ways people's bodies are violently categorised and segregated by race, class, gender or ability?

Episode 8 celebrates all the unruly ways we refuse to be defined by such violence, escape attempts to constrain us, tear down the walls of normative culture and build joy in flight.

3 days of performances, discussions, screenings, workshop and a club with gender non-conforming rebels, students of blackness, lawyers, archivists, anarca-feminist street artists and witches, party hosts, filmmakers, prison abolitionists, poets, DJ's, ex-prisoners and multi-media artists including:

Joshua Allen | boychild | Kai Lumumba Barrow | English Collective of Prostitutes | Elysia Crampton | Glasgow Open Dance School | Che Gossett | Reina Gossett | Juliana Huxtable | CeCe McDonald | Miss Major | Mujeres Creando | Sondra Perry | Scot-Pep | Dean Spade | Eric A Stanley | Umbrella Lane | We Will Rise

Tramway
25 Albert Drive
Glasgow, G41 2PE

The Art School
20 Scott Street
Glasgow, G3 6PE

Kinning Park Complex
43 Cornwall St,
Glasgow, G41 1BA

All events are free for friends in the asylum system / in the struggle for papers. If you want to come to the Club in the Art School, just mention this at the Box Office. All other events don't require you to mention this anywhere.

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BSL

Check out our Introduction and Overview video in BSL to get a taster of what to expect - http://bit.ly/Epi8BSL. The following events will be British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted by Jo Ross and others.

Fri 21 - Life in Flight from Every Prison, Sat 22 - Miss Major and CeCe McDonald in Coversation, Sun 23 - Lineage for a Multiple-Monitor Work-Station, Sun 23 - Juliana Huxtable

If you would like to attend other events, and require BSL interpretation we will try to make that happen. Please contact us, with as much notice as possible, and we will do our best - info@arika.org.uk to arrange.

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Subtitling

The following events will have Stage to Text Subtitling, provided by Stage Text.

Fri 21 - Life in Flight from Every Prison, Sat 22 - Captive Genders - Criminalisation, Sat 22 - Miss Major and CeCe McDonald in Coversation, Sun 23 - Against Inclusion

This involves the verbatim transcription of dialogue into text form as it is spoken live. Text is displayed as captions on a screen within the space.

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Rags to Riches - ‘Upcycle Your Skill'
Saturday 22 October - 12:00-15:00
Govanhill Baths, 99 Calder Street, G42 7RA

Please join us to celebrate the work of Rags to Riches ‘Upcycle Your Skill' project.
The event has been organised to showcase the work of the participants along with Rags to Riches's work and that of the participants who are producing their own upcycled products as a result of this project.

Join us and take part in small upcycling workshops, talks from Esty Local Glasgow team leaders and presentations.
And get ahead of the game, beat the X-Mas gift buying rush and be super organised by coming along to purchase some of the new stock from the fabulous Rags to Riches upcycled products range and some new emerging makers!

‘Upcycle Your Skills' was kindly supported by the Bank Of Scotland Foundation

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