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CAMINA PROJECT: A CONVERSATION WITH THE SANE COLLECTIVE
When? Tuesday 15 November 2022, 5pm
Where? Online via Zoom
Introducing the Camina Project, a platform and space for those involved with a counter-narrative action to share and deliver radical ideas.
SANE is pleased to be taking part in this project alongside SANE contributor Govan Lens, whose photo-collaboration with SANE you can see elsewhere on this website.
Join us online on November 15 from 5pm as we share our historical process and actions towards change for an alternative solution to society.
To join the online meeting, the Zoom details are as follows:
Meeting ID: 210 066 5020
We hope to see you there!
GLASGOW BELONGS TO US: A SUMMIT ON OWNERSHIP AND DEMOCRACY FROM GLASGOW AGAINST CLOSURES
When? Saturday 26 October 2022, 1pm – 5.20pm
Where? Garnethill Multicultural Centre – 21 Rose St, Glasgow G3 6RE
Glasgow Against Closures invites you to join us on Saturday 26 November to explore, critique and challenge Glasgow’s affinity for closures and cuts to our venues, jobs and services.
Glasgow Against Closures has now been campaigning to save our city’s venues for 18 months. In this time we have seen pushback from the City Council and Glasgow Life, who have attempted to justify the sustained closure of our cities libraries, leisure centres, community centres and cultural venues. But we have also witnessed the power of local communities, trade unions and targeted campaigns, and localised democratic structures including community councils, to resist any such justifications, and get our venues reopened.
After over a year of campaigning, it’s time for us to share what we’ve learned, and learn ourselves about the greater socio-economic and cultural context within Glasgow that our campaign has been elevated and shaped by. Our conference on October 01 will bring our campaigners together with speakers from community campaigns, trade unions and other groups investing in the needs of the people of this city.
Our sessions have been selected to shed light on information relating to our core campaign demands. Since the beginning of our campaign, these demands have remained unchanged.
- Stop the closures! The City Council must do everything in their power to make sure that all publicly owned venues will never permanently close, and all of them reopen as soon as possible.
- They belong to the people! The City Council must commit to keeping all our venues under public ownership, reject Community Asset Transfers and shelve the controversial ‘People Make Glasgow Communities’ scheme.
- End Glasgow Life! The City Council must create a mechanism to bring the staff and assets of Glasgow back into direct Council management as done with other failed Arms-Length Organisations.
SUMMIT AGENDA – Speakers and session leaders to be announced!
1pm – 2pm – Welcome and plenary session with Glasgow Against Closures
2pm – 3pm – Attendees can choose from a session on community ownership or session on Glasgow’s cultural history
3pm – 3.30pm – Coffee Break (We will not be providing a meal, so please make sure to eat in advance or bring food for the break. Hot drinks and other refreshments will be available throughout)
3.30pm – 4.30pm – Attendees can choose from a session on localised and alternative democracies or session on cuts to services and funding
4.30pm – 5.20pm – Closing rally and call to action
5.30pm – Informal social wind-down nearby
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know about any dietary or accessibility requirements you may have, or if you have any other questions about the event.
Glasgow Against Closures: Weekly Meeting!
When? Every Tuesday 6pm – 7pm
Where? Online on Zoom at this link
The weekly meeting of the Glasgow Against Closures campaign.
Glasgow Against Closures was formed in 2021 to draw together the network of local groups campaigning to save their libraries, community centres and other venues from closures following the pandemic. Since then we have been gaining momentum in the city by harnessing the strength of trade unions and community councils, and local campaigns and activists.
These weekly meetings are open to all – a chance to share resources and campaign updates, and plan events and other activities. If you are involved with a venue in Glasgow facing closure, job losses or cuts to services, we would love to hear your story and have a chat about how Glasgow Against Closures can support you!