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Upcoming SANE Events
SANE MEETING: PLANNING FOR MITIGATION AND TRANSFORMATION
When? Sunday 29 October 2023, 1.30pm – 4pm
Where? Lounge Room, Garnethill Multicultural Centre – 21 Rose St, G3 6RE
In this meeting we hope to catch up with news and work from across Glasgow, get a wider sense of vision and energy for the work of SANE and the People’s Plan, assess capacity, skills and opportunities, and co-create a development plan for the next year. This meeting is open to anyone in Glasgow invested in making change! Please let us know you’re coming by emailing email@example.com
[1.30pm – 2pm] Potluck and Sharing
We’ll kick things off with some time to welcome folk and have a catch up to hear updates from all your activities. This will include a piecemeal potluck, so please feel free to bring something along, and please hit ‘reply all’ to let other attendees know of any dietary requirements or allergies!
[2pm – 2.35pm] Setting the Scene for SANE
We’ll start this part of the session with a brief update from SANE on where we’ve got to since we last met in the spring, our current workstreams, the projects we want to develop, and our capacity for taking them forward. We’ll then invite attendees to share your thoughts on the state of Glasgow, the culture of local changemaking, developments in policy or worsening conditions that our work should be responding to. It is likely that moving forward we will need to scale back on some work and strategise around key priorities, so we want to use these conversations to collectively assess where the need for SANE or the People’s Plan lies.
[2.35pm – 2.45pm] Break
[2.45pm – 3pm] Capacity Check-in
We’re conscious that we’re not the only group facing these kinds of strategy vs capacity challenges, but that collaboration also plays a vital role in this work. We’d like to get a realistic assessment of the capacity of people and their campaigns or organisations to take part in SANE and/or The People’s Plan, so that we can factor this into building an action plan in the following discussion. We’ll ask attendees to speak briefly about you / your organisation’s capacity for this work, whether that’s becoming officially affiliated, or individual action, social media support, sharing office space, collaborative projects, fundraising advice, or anything else you can think of!
[3pm – 3.50pm] Action Plan for Mitigation and Transformation of Glasgow
Taking our assessment of the need for SANE / The People’s Plan, and our understanding of the immediate and wider capacity and resources available for this work, we aim to co-create an action plan to develop our work over the next year. Our vision, as ever, is to build a platform and opportunities with socioeconomic transformative potential, while also engaging with, challenging and mitigating the damaging effects of the current status quo. We have all been laying the foundations for this platform with our work, and we want as many of Glasgow’s changemakers as possible to be involved in breathing life into it!
[3.50 – 4pm] Close and Clean-up!
We’ll wrap up the final discussion and then have ten minutes to get the room straightened out and a distribution of any remaining food before the building closes at 4.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Hope to see you there!
Make Your Mark: A Tapestry for Glasgow
This is an ongoing event that you can complete more or less from home any time you like! The Tapestry for Glasgow project is an expression of the People’s Plan for Glasgow through craftivism, aimed at bringing people together to physicalise our hopes and fears for Glasgow in fabric!
Guided by a pack and video-workshop that can be downloaded in 5 languages, participants will create a fabric square incorporating their own impressions of the city, inspired by re-imagining Glasgow’s Coat of Arms, or anything else that gets you thinking about life in the city! Packs of fabric and other craft materials are available to pick up from the Ubuntu Women Shelter office in the city centre, but we also encourage participants to use their own scraps or repurpose old clothes that might otherwise be thrown away! Fabric squares can be returned to the Ubuntu office, where they will be photographed for making digital artwork, ready to be joined with the other squares!
In honour of the COP26 conference, we began the project in 2021 by engaging with the city’s response to the global threat of climate change. One of our organisers contributed this square, with a poem reimagining Glasgow’s Coat of Arms for a greener, more just future.
Past SANE Events
SANE Guidelines for Safe and Inclusive Participation
SANE aims to create a welcoming space for all at all our events. Our guidelines for inclusive participation include adaptations from The Peace Education Institute’s Guidelines for Safer Spaces document.
- We will try to speak slowly and clearly for audiences and note-takers, particularly during online events.
- We will respect one another’s contributions. We will try not to talk over others, or interrupt. We will raise a hand to let the moderators know when we want to contribute, or the digital equivalent if the event is online.
- When introducing people, terms, theories or schools of thought, we will not assume everyone knows them. We will briefly and simply introduce them.
- We will not make assumptions about people (present or otherwise) based on their age, gender, health, abilities or other stereotypes. We recognize that inequality is systemic and internalised. We will make a conscious effort to resist ableism, racism, classism, ageism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia in our language, imagery, and examples.
- We respect pronouns. For online events, these are visible on the screen and can be set in the zoom re-naming function.
- We invite everyone to participate but respect everyone’s right to not participate as a basis for safety
- We understand that conflicting access needs exist, and we are committed to finding fair and accessible solutions to these conflicts. Please let us know if we can make an event more comfortable for you.
We welcome feedback prior to, during and after the events. You can do this by getting in touch with us by email. Any action taken following negative feedback will protect the anonymity of the complainer, if so desired.