Leeds Summat – Saturday 8 November

Saturday 8th November 9am-10pm Leeds University Union
Leeds for Change presents SUMMAT NEW
Join us for the launch of Leeds for Change!
Over 20 Workshops | Guest speaker panels | Art | Film | Music | Food |
Kids Space | Comedy
Get connected, share skills and join in action for change, with a day of
guest speaker panels, workshops hosted by groups from Leeds and further
afield, films, singing and lots in between for all ages!
In the evening, we shall be celebrating with dinner cooked by The Real
Junk Food Project, music courtesy of Summat New’s own workshop choir,
and comedy from some exciting guests.
You can now get yourself registered! Evening tickets have already sold
out, but plenty of day tickets left that you can book on eventbrite.
We are working with The Economic Justice Project. Visit
www.economicjustice.jubileedebt.org.uk for more information!
We are also looking to raise the last £1367 we need for Summat New from
you! If everyone coming to the event donated just £3 we’d be sorted! You
can now get your donation doubled by using Tidal’s Local Giving page.
But the catch is that once the match funding pot is empty, that’s it, no
more donations will be doubled. So get there quick and donate a few pounds!
Want to know more? You can read a shortened version of the full
programme online, and here are a few extracts…
Guest Speakers include:
Paul Mason – Channel 4 Economics Editor, prolific author and digital
media guru
Pragna Patel – Founder of Southall Black Sisters, activist and listed in
the Guardian’s 100 Top Women
Clara Osagiede – RMT representative, powerful living wage campaigner for
London Underground cleaners
Eleanor Lisney – Sisters of Frida, a Disabled Women’s Cooperative
Aderonke Apata – Lesbian from Nigeria fighting for asylum in the UK, and
a campaigner for LGBT rights
Representatives from Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty – campaign
group fighting austerity measures
26 workshops to introduce new ideas and campaigns, share skills and
resources, and connect individuals and groups from around the city and
beyond. These include sessions from Reclaim The Power, Urban Sprawl,
White Rose Ladies Speakers, Leeds Cycling Campaign, Hannah Directory and
Leeds Quakers… See the full list in our programme.
The Market Place
As well as workshops to introduce groups to participants we will also
have a marketplace of 40 stalls in the foyer of LUU. Come here to meet
community groups, campaigning organisations and other people who do
things that we think create positive change in Leeds.
FREE childcare available for children aged 3 and over. Run by
experienced volunteers, you will be able to use this facility for up to
two hours during the day. We will also have workshops available for
children to get involved with, in this space, from Leeds DEC, Woodcraft
Folk and a Northern School of Contemporary Dance graduate doing an
interactive dance performance.
In collaboration with the Leeds Radical Film Network and Leeds
International Film Festival, we are showing two hours of films from
around the world about fighting back, resisting injustice and standing
up for equality.
From 7pm, we will have a pay-as-you-feel dinner from The Real Junk Food
Project, music from the Summat New workshop choir and other choirs from
around Leeds, and comedy from Chris Coltrane. This is all FREE, but you
will need to ensure you register, as there are limited places for dinner.
How can you help with Summat New?
1. Tell everyone! Join the facebook event for updates, share it, tweet
about it, email people and help us distribute flyers and posters. Get in
touch for printed materials.
2. The event is FREE to attend, but donations towards running costs can
be made through LocalGiving. If you make a donation on or after Tuesday
14th October then your money will be DOUBLED!
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