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February 2019

Growth, Degrowth and Climate Justice

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Marks Church, Kennington, 337 Kennington Park Road
London, SE11 4PW United Kingdom
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Global Justice Now conference "with Jason Hickel, author of The Divide: a brief guide to global inequality and its solutions And Ann Pettifor, prizewinning economist and author of The Production of Money Economic growth is a shibboleth of modern politics, but is it compatible with climate justice? Do rich countries need to ‘degrow’, and if so, what would that actually look like? Join us to discuss what the politics of degrowth might mean for organising to stop climate breakdown. Workshops (these will run simultaneously):…

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GEG annual lecture: Current shifts in global economic governance

February 26 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Oxford, OX2 6GG United Kingdom
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"The dynamics of the global trade system are rapidly shifting, leaving the future of the regime in question. Can these changes be turned into a tool for development? Susana Malcorra, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Argentine Republic, will discuss the outlook in the Global Economic Governance Programme's annual lecture." Free - registration essential.  

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Big Brew Birthday Party

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bicester Methodist Church Hall, Bell Lane
Bicester, OX26 6JQ United Kingdom
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You are invited to a celebration of Fair Trade and of Traidcraft's 40 years! Scrumptious Fairtrade refreshments ... and a good cause.

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Getting to Zero: A doctor and a diplomat on the Ebola frontline

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Oxford, OX2 6GG United Kingdom
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"In 2014, Oliver Johnson, a 28-year old British doctor found himself co-running the Ebola isolation unit in Sierra Leone’s main hospital after the doctor in charge had been killed by the virus. Completely overwhelmed and wrapped in stifling protective suits, he and his team took it in turns to provide care to patients while removing dead bodies from the ward. Against all odds he battled to keep the hospital open, as the queue of sick and dying patients grew every…

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Trade, power & poverty after Brexit

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
RISC (Reading Int’l Solidarity Centre), 35-39 London Street
Reading, RG1 4PS United Kingdom
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"Trade Justice and Fairtrade activists campaign for a system that puts people and planet before big business profits. The inspiring Nick Dearden, Director of Global Justice Now UK, will consider what the UK’s trade deals with other countries look like after March. Will they reflect trade justice? What can we do? Refreshments provided. Event organised in conjunction with Global Justice Reading. www.globaljustice.org.uk/reading"     A CCOW Featured Event

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March 2019

Big Fairtrade Breakfast

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Chesham Town Hall Chesham, Bucks HP5 1DS United Kingdom + Google Map

Chesham's Fairtrade group is holding its annual Big Fairtrade Breakfast at Chesham Town Hall  on Saturday 2nd March - 9am til noon. Everyone welcome; hot and cold breakfasts and a Traidcraft stall.

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Brightwell Supporting Refugees fundraiser – Author talk by Emily Dugan “Finding Home – Real Stories of Migrant Britain”

March 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stewart Village Hall, West End
Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, nr Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 0RT
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£5

"A talk by Emily Dugan about her book ‘Finding Home’. “An honest, unflinching portrait of ordinary people, all immigrants to the United Kingdom, struggling with extraordinary obstacles to find somewhere to call home.’’ Emily is the daughter of David Dugan who gave a talk for us last year about the TV programme his film company made about the journey Captain Blythe was forced to make after the mutiny on the bounty. It was an excellent talk and we are sure…

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Marlow Refugee Action participative walk

March 16
Marlow Buckinghamshire + Google Map

"On 16th March there will be a participative walk in solidarity with refugees and migrants, an opportunity to ‘Share the Journey’ and to raise money in sponsorship to support the work of Marlow Refugee Action – there will be walks of varying lengths to suit all ages and abilities and a section to be traveled by boat! In 2019 we will be fundraising to continue language training for refugees at the Marlow Language Centre. Two places were funded in the…

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B’ham Justice & Peace Lenten Retreat 2019 – The Passion of Christ, & the Passion of the Earth

March 16 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
St Paul’s Convent, Selly Park
Birmingham, B29 7LL United Kingdom
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£5

Programme 9:30am Registration opens - coffee/tea available 10:00 Welcome and opening prayer 10:15 Talk 1 - the Passion of Christ in the Gospels and today: Led by Fr. Martin Newell CP 11:00 Quiet reflection time 11:30 Q&A 12:30 Lunch, bring own pack lunch with time to walk round the grounds for reflection and look at Justice and Peace table 1:30 Talk 2 - 'Passion of the earth': Led by Fr. Martin Newell CP 2:15 Quiet reflection time 3:00 Open forum…

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Flute and Harpsichord Recital in aid of Charlbury Refugee Action

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Charlbury Memorial Hall, Browns Lane
Charlbury, OX7 3QW United Kingdom
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£12

"The last of this season's ever popular CRAG tea concerts will feature a recital by the baroque flute and recorder player Rachel Beckett, accompanied by the harpsichord player Alastair Ross. The latter makes his third appearance at the CRAG tea concerts. The programme will include sonatas for flute or recorder and harpsichord by Handel and JS and CPE Bach, and preludes and fugues by Bach for harpsichord. Rachel Beckett is principal flute and recorder with Sir John Eliot Gardiner's English…

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