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Winter appeal for refugees in and around Calais

November/December 2017

Stand Up To Racism and Care4Calais are organising a winter appeal for refugees still living in Calais and its surrounding area, or in Paris or Brussels. The destruction of the "Jungle" camp by French authorities has not ended the refugee crisis, it has wor...

Sheffield Green Business Group planned

March 2017

Sheffield Green Party members who own or run a business are invited to a meeting discussing policies for Sheffield Green Party which are friendly to local business, rather than remote, faceless and profit-sucking corporations. Please contact Councillor Rob...

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Events Listings

6th August 2017

Sheffield Environment Weeks

All summer

Sheffield can be proud of the hundreds of activities that make up Sheffield Environment Weeks, which has run for many years. They range from talks on a range of subjects, to projects like urban agriculture and wildlife conservation. In 2016 it won the category ´Small Group, Big Impact´ in the Sheffield ´Make a Difference´ Awards. If you want to volunteer see the timetable on the website.

Sheffield Environment Weeks

The Real Junk Food Project

Aug 2017

A reminder that The Real Junk Food Project has various excellent volunteer-run projects, using food which would otherwise go to waste. The following operate on the basis of pay-as-you-feel:

Steeple Corner Café (Victoria Centre, 37 Stafford Rd., Norfolk Park S2 2SE) open 4 days a week and free wi-fi!
Citrus Café (Zest Centre, 18 Upperthorpe, S6 3NA) open 6 days a week.
Shareouse Market (49 Carlisle Street, S4 7LJ) open Tuesday–Saturday 12-2pm as a pay-as-you-feel store.

They also run Fuel For School, an educational programme helping primary schools to take direct environmental action and make a positive change in the local community, and they offer catering for conferences, parties, weddings and events from 5 – 350 people, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

The Real Junk Food Project

Foodhall Café

Eyre Street Café, 121 Eyre St. S1 4QW

A reminder that Foodhall Café offers food that would have been thrown away, surplus donated by retailers, on a pay-as-you-feel basis. It is run by volunteers and encourages community engagement between the general public including students, homeless people, mental health groups, isolated people, people with addiction problems and people who need to access food.

You can help, whether by just visiting to eat and socialise, or maybe food preparation, or even playing the house piano.

The cafe opens Thursdays to Saturdays, there are also art workshops and reading groups, and some nights it becomes a DIY venue for fundraiser gigs.

Foodhall

The Big Ride for Palestine comes to Sheffield!

Sun 6 Aug 2017, 5pm

An annual three-day bike ride as a rolling protest in solidarity with Palestine. This year it crosses the north of England, from Liverpool, ending at Sheffield with a rally and reception on Sunday 6 August. It aims to raise awareness about the plight of the Palestinians, particularly in Gaza, and to raise money for sports equipment for children there, to help with rehabilitation following the trauma of the 2014 bombardment.

This year The Big Ride marks the third anniversary of Israel’s 2014 bombardment of Gaza which killed 2,205 Palestinians, including 547 children, and 10 years of the illegal siege of Gaza. It’s also the 50th anniversary of Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip (the Occupied Palestinian Territories) when 300,000 Palestinians were made refugees and their villages ethnically cleansed.

The first Big Ride in 2015 was on the first anniversary of the bombardment of Gaza. It combined a love of cycling with support for the Palestinian people, riding from Edinburgh to London over nine days. It raised over £65,000 for projects to help children recover from the loss and trauma they suffered. In 2016 the ride converged on Birmingham for a community festival followed by a mass ride to Shenstone to successfully blockade the UAV factory in protest at its selling drones to Israel. With a pro-Israel President in the White House supporting a dangerous right wing Zionist Government hell-bent on expanding illegal settlements, building the international support for peace and justice in Palestine is more vital than ever. The international Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israeli apartheid is going from strength to strength.

If you want to help, there are roles for non-cyclists AND cyclists (cycle as little or as much as you want, there are two harder uphill sections). Please email thebigride@redspokes.co.uk with your contact number. Organisers also welcome poets, singers, rappers and other performers willing to perform and protest at the rallies along the way.

Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign

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