Stand up to Racism demonstration, Glasgow 18th March 2017

Stand up to Racism Scotland calls on everyone to mobilise to ensure that the March 18th 2017 demonstration in Glasgow is a massive success. Following Trump’s ban on Muslims and refugees, we will send out a clear message that we will not tolerate racism, discrimination, and division in our community.
STUR demo Supported by EIS, Peoples Assemby Scotland, RMT Scotland, Scotland Against Criminalising Communities, STUC, UCU Scotland, Unison Scotland, Unite Scotland, Muslim Women’s Association of Edinburgh.

Assemble 11am in Holland Street, Glasgow
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Holland+St,+Glasgow+G2+4NB/@55.8643181,-4.2690656,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x48884428787a6345:0xfe7cd9ee5cfb781d!8m2!3d55.8643181!4d-4.2668769

March to George Square, 12 o’clock rally.

Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1584165985223946/

Stand Up to Racism: Public Rally, 9th March

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Come to this rally to discuss how we can confront the rise in racism and build a broad anti racist movement. We want to go onto the streets in our tens of thousands on 18 March to stand up to racism.

  • Stand up to Trump
  • Refugees and migrants welcome here
  • No to racism, Islamophobia & antisemitism
  • Defend EU workers
  • Black Lives Matter

Speakers

  • Ian Murray, MP Edinburgh South, Labour
  • Safeena Rashid, Muslim Women’s Association of Edinburgh
  • Issa Robson, 1DayWithoutUs
  • Larry Flanagan, EIS General Secretary
  • Celia Gonzalez, organiser of No Muslim Ban demo
  • Richard Haley, Scotland Aganist Criminalising Communities
  • Monica Medina, EIS, Anti-racist sub-committee
  • Helen Martin, Scottish Trade Union Council, Assistant Secretary
  • Alison Newell, Edinburgh University Chaplaincy
  • Nick Gardner, Leith Labour Councillor

Date, Time, Venue

Thursday 9 March, 7pm

Lecture Theatre 1, Appleton Tower
University of Edinburgh
11, Crichton Street
EH8 9LE

Flyer and Further Details

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Change!

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As part of the Scottish Union Learning young workers’ project, you are invited to “Change!”, an evening of literature hosted by young and migrant workers.

Taking place from 6.30pm on Thursday 16th March at the STUC building on Woodlands Road in Glasgow, we hope that you will help us celebrate the launch of our new book, which has been written about and by people on zero hours contracts. With the title being revealed on the night, we’ll hear excerpts read by young writers and activists who will share their lives on zero hour contracts with us.

Pinar Aksu

Pinar Aksu

We will also hear from Pinar Aksu, Community Development worker with Migrant Voice, and participants from the “A Story in a Poem project” who will read some of the poems they have written about their journey to Scotland.

Refreshments will be provided so get there early to avoid missing out!

From precarious work to precarious lives, the theme of the evening is ‘Change’ and what this means for us in 2017. As a labour movement, we want to ensure that we are inclusive and seek new opportunities of integration for all.

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Stand Up to Racism: Public Rally

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Tackling racism remains one of the key challenges for our society. Since the EU referendum there has been a significant increase in reported hate crimes in Britain.

We have also seen racism come to the fore elsewhere – in the populism of Donald Trump; the police brutality in the US; the scapegoating of refugees and migrant workers.

Yet in each case there has also been resistance to the racism. This rally brings together organisations and activists from anti-racist campaigns to build on the struggle against racism.

We will discuss the fight against Islamophobia and antisemitism; the defence of civil liberties and migrants rights; building solidarity with refugees and resisting the far right across Europe. Come and discuss how we can stand up to racism.

Speakers

Tommy Shepherd, SNP MSP
Aamer Anwar, human rights lawyer
Penny Gower, EIS Edinburgh College
Ruby Hirsch, student solidarity delegation to Calais
Esme Allman, Edinburgh University BME officer
Maggie Chapman, Scottish Green Party co-convenor
Tasneem Ali, Muslim Women’s Association of Edinburgh

Date, Time, Venue

Thursday 17 November,  7pm
David Hume Tower
(Room LG09),
University of Edinburgh,
George Square,
Edinburgh EH8 9JX

All Welcome

Further details

St Andrew’s Day Anti-Racism March and Rally 2016

The STUC is organising the annual St Andrew’s Day anti-racism march and rally on Saturday 26 November. The march will assemble at 10.30am at Glasgow Green and from 11.00am will progress through the streets of Glasgow to the Glasgow Film Theatre on Rose Street, where there will be a rally with speakers from 12 noon. The theme of this year’s march is ‘No Racism: Protecting Rights, Defending Communities.’

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General Meeting, 15 Nov 2016

Our next General Meeting, which will take place on:

Tuesday 15th November, 5-6 pm
Teviot Lecture Theatre, Medical School,
(Teviot Doorway 5).

The main discussion items will be
1) Pay Dispute
2) Attendance Monitoring
3) Guaranteed Hours
4) Lecture capture

We are very aware that not everyone is able to attend these meetings in person, and we would like to invite anyone who is unable to do so to email the branch if they have a specific comment on any of these items which they would like to ensure is fed into the discussion.

If you would like to do this, please send a message to ucu@ed.ac.uk