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Sheffield hostel fears for migrant children

December 2018

Campaigners have handed a petition to Sheffield Council to end the use of the Earl Marshall Guest House in Burngreave to accommodate children of migrants and refugees. The guest house houses single homeless men, and concerns have been expressed at the safe...

Christmas campaign to support the vulnerable and homeless

December 2018

Tracey Ford of Sheffield Council’s Drug and Alcohol Co-ordination Team spoke to Sheffield Live! TV on the complex issues of homelessness. Outlining the various services in Sheffield, she pointed out that giving money on the street is not always the best...

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28th October 2018

Melanin Fest Sheffield 2017

1st-31st October 2017, Sheffield City Centre

A celebration of Black History Month, October 2017, organised by Our Mel co-hosted by Gabriela Thompson Menanteaux and Annalisa Toccara. Our Mel is a grassroots volunteer community dedicated to exploring cultural identity, Black history and what it means to be a person of colour in Britain today. Inspired by two local lasses on a journey of self-love, Our Mel was born in November 2016 over a pack of caramel biscuits and a cup of tea - Yorkshire of course.

Events for Black History Month could be happening near you; 31 days poetry/open mic, art exhibitions, dance, music, seminars, drama, speakers, workshops and film. Workshops include opportunities for people of all ages, races and religious backgrounds to gather together in a safe environment to discuss and learn about everyday issues surrounding people of colour in today’s society.

Full schedule and more information will be available on the website, or email info@ourmel.org.uk.

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A New Man: trans memoir

Sat 28 Oct 2017, 6pm, New Roots, Glossop Road

Charlie Kiss discusses his recently released memoir, ‘A New Man’. It is a story of broken families, isolation and a total collapse of identity. Anti-nuclear protest at Greenham Common results in imprisonment. Severe mania and crisis of identity results in hospitalisation, homelessness, loss of friends and dignity.

Throughout all these challenges lies the conflict of self-identity within, as Charlie knows deep down that he is male, but this is repressed. As a lesbian feminist Charlie believes that he should fight against stereotypes of what it is to be a woman but the repressed feelings keep resurfacing until finally Charlie transitions and is far happier and calmer but there are surprises at how the world treats him differently.

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