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Women and Climate Change

Our chair, Dania Thomas, recently spoke about UWS are responding to climate change.

You can watch the video here, or below.

Intro from Gabrielle Macbeth (GWL) Start to 6:20
Intro from Caroline Gausden (GWL) 6:20– 11:20
Intro from Gemma Lawrence (Creative Carbon) 11:20– 19:00
Dania Thomas (Ubuntu Women Shelter) 19:00– 28:50
Clem Sandison (Glasgow Community Food Network) 28:51– 44:15
Nicole Paterson (Climate Ready Clyde Board) 44:45– 55:50
Question and Answer 55:50– 1:28:50

From 10-24 July, GSFF is proud to present DIVE IN Cinema, a two-week online screening series co-programmed by a cohort of Scottish independent exhibitors and film festivals. 

DIVE IN Cinema offers a mixture of features and short films across fiction, documentary and experimental work, as well as a few filmmaker conversations. Each screening is programmed by one of the contributing exhibitors and is available on demand for UK audiences for 48 hours, with a new programme released at 10am every day.

All screenings are FREE to view within the UK, however GSFF is collecting donations for Scottish charities The Unity Centre and Ubuntu Women Shelter. The Unity Centre provides advice and support to asylum seekers and migrants in Scotland. Ubuntu Women Shelter is a Glasgow-based charity that provides emergency accommodation needs for women with no recourse to public funds. There is a payment link to donate when you enter the hub.

Screenings are captioned for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences. Content notes per film will be listed on the online platform as appropriate.

DIVE IN Cinema is a collaboration between Africa in Motion, Alchemy Film & Arts, Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, Central Scotland Documentary Festival, Dardishi, GSFF, IberoDocs, LUX Scotland, Matchbox Cineclub, Scottish Queer International Film Festival, Screen Argyll and Take One Action.


UWS at the Edinburgh Anarchist Feminist Bookfair

Decolonising ‘A No Borders Manifesto’

Date: Saturday June 29th

Venue: City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, NIcholson Square

Accessibility: Physically accessible, contact for more information

Childcare: Book your space here

Directions/Travel: Detailed information here

Introductory talk by Dania Thomas of Ubuntu Women Shelter and the Unity Centre, followed by a practical hands on session aimed at generating alternative ‘no borders’ narratives informed by the lived experience of the hostile environment.
The ‘no-borders manifesto’ we uncritically rely on in our activism and define our strategic intervention with the state is defined by the violence of sustaining state borders, though it is necessary to keep this violence in sight at all times we overlook:

  1. the sustaining and nurturing resistance to and redefinition of borders in our everyday lives and practical politics, and
  2. our own complicity in perpetuating violence and exploitation through unconscious acts of everyday racism and gender violence.

This talk argues that the ‘no borders manifesto’ that we adopt reinforces centuries of colonial erasure of lived experience and as such hardwires white saviour and white guilt. This hardwiring is evidenced as a focus on political borders which overlooks centuries of institutional sedimentation to facilitate the unimpeded flows of financial capital to the ‘global north’ extracting value from the ‘global south’. These unimpeded flows have re-configured political borders, what we see in our work is evidence of only one border – ‘a border’ between the rich and the poor- the underclass – the invisible (‘the illegal migrant’) and the strategically visible (‘the asylum-seeker’ and ‘the good migrant’). In our work we engage with whole universes of possibility, ferment, creativity and care at capital’s border between ‘visible’ and ‘invisible’ labour. At this border, the most pressing practical problem we face relates to representing strategic invisibility. In this hands-on discussion we hope to engender activist strategies to re-direct resource flows that sustain, celebrate and politicize strategic invisibility as practical support.

Volunteer training sessions – July

Ubuntu will run two volunteer training sessions in July.
Sunday 7th July ,10- 4pm
Thursday 25th July, 5-9pm
If you wish to join us please fill in volunteer application form on our website and email back the form to us at least 48 hours before the scheduled training.

Both sessions will be at the Glasgow Autonomous Space, Unit 11, 53 Kilbirnie Street, Glasgow G5 8JD.
Lunch, dinner, teas and coffees, childcare, travel expenses will be provided. Let us know of any special needs so we can provision your training accordingly.

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