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February 2019

Crochet with Souad – by KAMA Oxford

February 11 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Oxfordshire County Library, community room, Queen Street, Westgate
Oxford, OX1 1DJ
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"Following the success of her first crochet session, Souad returns for the next stage in making a stylish shawl. Everyone is welcome - it doesn't matter if you missed the first session! Please bring a medium-sized crochet hook and some wool if you have them, but we can supply extra." Free, but please register on Eventbrite."

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Connections: Global Inequality, The British Empire and Brexit

February 12 @ 7:30 pm
Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1BX United Kingdom
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"Danny Dorling is a leading academic in his field of social geography. He is the Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography and the Environment of the University of Oxford. His work concerns issues of housing, health, employment, education, wealth and poverty. His recent books include co-authored texts, The Atlas of the Real World: Mapping the way we live and Bankrupt Britain: An Atlas of Social Change."   A CCOW featured event

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Fossil Fuel Divestment for a Zero Carbon Future: Conference for Religious

February 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mount Street Jesuite Centre, 114 Mount Street
London, W1K 3AH United Kingdom
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"More than 1,000 organisations around the world including the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference, Caritas Internationalis, the Passionists in England & Wales, the Columban Missionaries and the Franciscan Sisters of Mary in the USA have taken the step of divesting (disinvesting) from fossil fuel companies in response to the global threat of climate change. Join us for a conference for religious to find out more about how Catholic institutions are responding to the urgent call on climate change launched by Pope…

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Wheatley: How can we as a village support Asylum Seekers and Refugees?

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Merry Bells Village Hall Wheatley, Oxfordshire OX33 1XP + Google Map

"Over  a year ago there was a meeting at the URC at which Asylum Welcome and Sanctuary Hosting told us about their work with Asylum Seekers and Refugees in and around Oxford. Since then we have met to discuss ways in which we can support this vulnerable group of people. Ideas have ranged from financial support through to helping with language and giving advice. Please come to the meeting to discuss ways in which we can help as a village.…

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Middle Eastern cookery – St Hilda’s Feminist Festival, by KAMA Oxford

February 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
East Oxford Community Centre, Princes Street
Oxford, OX4 1DD United Kingdom
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"Five cooks from across the Middle East will demonstrate some more mouth-watering (and student-accommodation-friendly) dishes, and afterwards you'll have time to to taste them all! This event is free* and available for 25 participants on a first-come, first-served basis! Please arrive on time to secure your place. *We would appreciate a donation to cover food costs, teacher expenses and venue hire from those who are able." Register on Eventbrite.

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Harpsichord concert in aid of Charlbury Refugee Action

February 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Memorial Hall, Charlbury, Browns Lane
Charlbury, Oxfordshire OX7 3QW United Kingdom
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£12

"Sun 17 Feb: Tea Concert: Bach, Goldberg Variations Alastair Ross (harpsichord) In the Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 3pm (doors open at 2.30), followed by free tea and cake. A tribute concert in memory of Maurice Cochrane and Roger Pensom. PLEASE NOTE. New arrangements for seating. Doors open at 2.30 and it's first come, first seated. Seats will be reserved for season ticket holders only. Alastair Ross was a chorister at Christ Church, and an organ scholar at New College, Oxford,…

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The Lee Lecture: From Baghdad to Brexit

February 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Old Library, All Souls College Oxford, OX1 4AL + Google Map

"Dr Emma Sky (Yale) will explore how the Iraq War and Arab Spring led to ISIS and the Syrian Civil War, which created a refugee crisis in Europe and contributed to the rise of populism in the West." Register here. Please contact Irini, the Events Manager, if you have any further queries. T: 01865 611919 E: events@all-souls.ox.ac.uk

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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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Crochet with Souad – KAMA Oxford

March 11 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
Oxfordshire County Library, community room, Queen Street, Westgate
Oxford, OX1 1DJ
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"KAMA Oxford is a non-profit organisation enabling refugees and asylum seekers to teach their skills and share their passions with the community. Further KAMA crochet workshops with Souad will continue* on 25th February, 11th March and 25th March, 10.45 to 11.45am. All at Westgate Library: take the stairs up to the first floor; the community room is to your left. Look for the KAMA banner. Newcomers always welcome, and all abilities. Bring your own wool and a hook if you…

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Brightwell Supporting Refugees AGM

March 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St Agatha’s church room Brightwell-cum-Sotwell OX10 0RU, OX10 0RU United Kingdom + Google Map

"The BSR Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 14th March, in the Church Room at St Agatha's at 7.30pm.  Please join the trustees  to hear of progress made in 2018, the latest news of projects we have ongoing and new ones to which we hope to donate."

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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 (award-winning independent journalist who was brought up in Brightwell cum Sotwell) 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…

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“Share the Journey” – Marlow Refugee Action participative walk

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
All Saints’ Church Marlow, The Causeway
Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 2AA
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£5

"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! Join the 4U Team on Saturday for a Lent Walk that will take you on a journey between all four churches within the…

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Odd Job Day & Car Wash in aid of refugees

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aylesbury Vineyard Church, The Vineyard Centre, Gatehouse Close
Aylesbury, HP19 8DN
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"Refugee Compassion are holding an Odd Job Day and Car Wash to raise money for refugees. Odd jobs will be carried out in the morning, then the Car Wash will run from 1pm to 4pm at the Vineyard Centre Odd jobs we can help with: Grass cutting Garden Clearing Dog Walking House Cleaning Preparing a family meal Washing/ironing English tutoring Food shopping Painting We currently have 20 one hour slots available for Saturday the 16th of March if you would…

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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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Crochet with Souad – KAMA Oxford

March 25 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
Oxfordshire County Library, community room, Queen Street, Westgate
Oxford, OX1 1DJ
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"KAMA Oxford is a non-profit organisation enabling refugees and asylum seekers to teach their skills and share their passions with the community. Further KAMA crochet workshops with Souad will continue* on 25th February, 11th March and 25th March, 10.45 to 11.45am. All at Westgate Library: take the stairs up to the first floor; the community room is to your left. Look for the KAMA banner. Newcomers always welcome, and all abilities. Bring your own wool and a hook if you…

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