A Word With Us: Words & Music in Support of 1DayWithoutUsGlasgow

Sunday 19th February, 7.30pm – 9.30pm at Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, Glasgow, G41 1BA

Information below from Facebook event page –

Arrive early for a placard making workshop to make signs for the imminentOne Day Without us- Glasgow rally taking place the next day on George Square 12-2pm Mon Feb 20th. Bring spare paper, paints, glue, scissors, sharpies, felt pens, cardboard, sticks, and lots of things to say about standing up for migrants living, working and studying in the UK.

*******19:30-21:30 SPOKEN WORD AND MUSIC EVENT********
‘A Word with Us’ has been organised by One Day Without Us Glasgow in support of the One Day Without Us: UK National Protest and will host performances from a diverse range of migrant writers and musicians living, working and studying in Glasgow and their supporters.

By sharing this space and our words, we want to subvert the ways the label ‘migrant’ has been weaponised to divide us and use it to find solidarity across our differences in song, story and poetry: from asylum seekers to family members, international students to EU workers – we ask you to join us in affirming diversity, celebrating our shared humanity and standing up for migrant rights.

One Day Without Us – Glasgow rally

Monday 20th February, 12pm – 2pm in George Square, Glasgow

Information below taken from –

1 Day Without Us is a National Day of Action on 20th Feb 2017 to celebrate the contribution of migrants to the UK, to coincide with UN World Day of Social Justice.

For 24 hours, we are inviting migrants from inside and outside the European Union, and everyone who supports them, to celebrate the contribution that migrants make.

Some may choose to do this symbolically, by wearing badges and lanyards, posting selfies or pictures that show your support, or putting posters in their windows. Some may wish to have a communal meal or a party with the migrants they have known as friends, colleagues, workmates and neighbours. Workers may take a five-minute silence or a mini-rally at lunchtime or tea-time.

There are also those who may wish to highlight migrant contributions to the UK in more direct ways. Some may prefer a march or a rally. Others may decide to stop work or leave their classes for ten minutes or an hour or the whole day.

There are many ways that you can take part in this day. Do what you feel able to do and what you feel is most appropriate to your situation.

Whatever your nationality and place of origin; wherever you live and work, join us and make February 20 a day of protest, solidarity and celebration.

Full details of Glasgow rally here –

Refuweegee Raconteurs at The Blue Chair

Friday 24th February, 8pm-10pm at The Blue Chair, 85 High St, Glasgow G1 1NB

A free evening of storytelling, spoken word and music…and anything else that folks would like to share. Come along, listen, join in and enjoy the fabulous hot chocolate and brownies at The Blue Chair.

Volunteer social

Thursday 2nd March 6.30pm-8pm at Social Bite, 103 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5EA

This is your opportunity to come and find out about what we’ve been up to, how you can get involved and meet some of our other volunteers. An informal, social event where everyone is welcome.

If you fancy getting involved in packing, promoting, idea sharing, event planning and everything else in between, please come along to our volunteer social and find out more about getting involved. We’ll be running these events on the first Thursday of every month and everyone is welcome.

Bring your enthusiasm, ideas and if you’ve not already written one, a ‘letter fae a local’.