As advertised on Notts Indymedia, No Borders Nottingham held the first in series of info-nights on Wed. 19 May, 7pm, at the Sumac Centre. The first info-night was on Detention and Deportation. The next info-night is on June 23rd on Capitalism and Migration, venue details to be announced.
19 May – Detention and Deportation
23 June – Capitalism and Migration
21 July – Frontex
25 Aug. – Clandestinity and the struggle of migrants
22 Sept. – European migration policy
In preparation for the Brussels No Borders Camp in September, Nottingham No Borders is holding a series of info nights as an introduction into the topics that will be discussed at the camp. With films, food, and lots of interesting discussion, we hope to create an informal and open space for those who may be new to the politics of No Borders as well as those who would like the chance to delve more deeply into the details of the UK and European border regime and how it can be challenged.
Detention and Deportation
Wednesday 19 May, 7pm, Sumac Centre
The system of detention and deportation is one of the main ways in which the state attempts to control migration and violently curtail people’s freedom to move. What can we do to work in solidarity with those in detention? How do we challenge the private companies that make a profit from running detention centres and forcibly removing people? Is there a wider battle to be fought against the prison system as a whole?
No Borders Nottingham
No Borders is an activist network that supports Freedom of Movement and the Right to Remain for all. The network links No Borders groups across the UK and there are transnational ties to groups on the continent of Europe and across its borders. The No Borders group in Nottingham includes many local activists who are involved with supporting and working alongside asylum seekers who live in the area, detainees wherever they are, migrants in the squats and on the streets in Calais and supporting solidarity between domestic and migrant workers.
[Click ‘Read more’ for the rest of the text. For details of Mayday 2010 read our older blog article below.]
This week, Thurs 29th April 2010, Small World Cafe have a fund-raiser for Nottingham City of Sanctuary. Iranian volunteers from Nottingham Refugee Forum are cooking the food, which will be served at 7pm (for recommended donation £4/£5). This is followed by the film Moving to Mars at 8pm Recommend donation for food. As usual SMC is at The Square Centre, Alfred St. North just off the top of Huntington St. Nottingham. For advance information about future events, join a facebook page at:
Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=145469477238
Facebook page for this event only: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=111672782205107
Meet No Borders activists and find literature on our stall at the annual Mayday celebrations in Nottingham on 1st May 2010, this year moved to Victoria Park, Bath Street – near the Victoria Leisure Centre (which the City Council has just closed) and near Sneinton Market. Assemble at 11 am. There will be a march leaving Victoria Park at 12 for Speaker’s Corner (Clough statue), returning to Victoria Park for music, stalls, speakers and more. Look out for the No Borders Nottingham banner on the march. More details:
The Nottingham Mayday committee includes activists on asylum and refugee issues. Don’t let migrant workers take any blame for the UK’s economic woes. The government, opposition parties and racist right-wingers know how to use ‘divide and rule’ all too well!
On Thursday 6th May Small World Cafe is organising a Kurdish Cuban night to celebrate International Workers Day. There will be wonderful Kurdish food (served at 7pm) and it will be followed at 8pm by the film Che (part 1). Any money raised will go towards Cuba Solidarity and NNRF’s Tuesday Night Project’.
A Poster / leaflet can be downloaded from here:
Small World Cafe invites you to “Algerian Night” food and film evening on Thursday, March 18th at 7:00pm at:
The Square Centre, Alfred Street North (near top of Huntingdon Street), Nottingham, NG3 1AA.They will be serving traditional Algerian food including a vegan option from 7pm (recommended donation £4 vegan / £5 meat) , and the tea and coffee bar will be serving a range of teas and refreshments from 50p. Film ‘Battle of Algiers’ starts around 8pm. The previous Afghan and Mongolian nights have been a great success so get there early if you want food.
Forthcoming events (click ‘Read more’ for details’):
This year’s Nawroz (New years Celebrated in Kurdistan, Iran and Afghanistan) New Year Party is being organised by Nottingham Refugee Forum’s ‘Tuesday Night Project’ but it’s not on Tuesday. It’s on Sunday 21st March from 5.30pm at The Pakistan Centre, 163 Woodborough Road, Nottingham. The night will include live music & delicious food from Afghanistan Iran & Kurdistan. Tickets £7 in advance or £10 on the door. Full details: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2010/02/446426.html
The network will meet in Nottingham this time.
The No Borders Network Winter Gathering will take place in Nottingham at the Sumac Social Centre (245 Gladstone Street, Forest Fields) on the 26th – 28th February.
Read more for details and poster:
Small World Cafe is launched at the Square Centre, Alfred Street North Nottingham NG3 1AA. The first event is being organised by Nottingham Afghan Welfare on Thursday 18th February. They will be serving traditional Afghan Food as well as Poetry, Film (Osama) and Music. Food is served at 7pm for a small donation, and entertainment is at 8pm.
Future events – 4th March- Mongolian Night, 18th March- Algerian Night
** Please note Small World Cinema booked for Wednesday 27th January at the Sumac Centre has been cancelled
Next in the series of Small World Cinema food & film showings at the Sumac Centre, Forest Fields, Nottingham are:
- Wednesday 7th October: FLAME (Zimbabwe)
- Wednesday 28th October: LUMUMBA (Congo)
Food (for a donation) served at 7pm. Films start at 8pm. Details of the venue can be found in the Veggies/Sumac events diary and info about the films can be found at:- http://smallworldcinema.wordpress.com
There is always a good discussion afterwards. See you there!