Events & Meetings
1. Sheffield TUC will be commemorating International Workers Memorial Day 12.30-13.15 this coming Tuesday 28th April:
2. LLA Webinar series: Learning from Labour’s History
A series of webinars looking at the history of the Labour party and considering a number of key historical issues which remain relevant today: the relationship between Labour and the organised working-class movement, how serious a challenge did the party present to capitalism and imperialism, and the nature of the Labour left and its understanding of socialism.
Each session will include a reading list, brief outline notes and some primary historical documents for discussion. With time for questions and comments.
Every Thursday, 6pm, via Zoom. Video will be made available online afterwards.
Introduced by Kevin Bean, Merseyside LLA, author, lecturer in Irish politics, tutor of British politics, University of Liverpool (retired).
You need to register in advance here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KDtJ5e7_TQa0Mo1uYIgmGw
3. The next meeting of the Sheffield TUC CV-19 Council of Action will be at 7pm Tuesday 5th May till 8.30pm.
Join the meeting via this link:
Sheffield Trade Union Council has led a call for trades unions, health professionals, campaign groups and others to come together in collaboration to form the Sheffield COVID-19 Action Committee, which was initiated at an inaugural meeting by zoom conference on Tuesday 31st March 2020.
By bringing together existing groups and networks collaborating across Sheffield, we can coordinate political and practical demands for all residents of the city in response to the COVID-19 crisis, and so better defend the livelihoods and health of workers, their families and the community.
4. Day of Solidarity with the Palestinians on 14th May.
We hope people will put a Palestinian flag or picture up in their windows on 14th May.Nakba day/ Anandi film/ Musheir film
Film show, organised jointly with Manchester PSC via internet 4pm Sunday 17th May.
Film Screening+ discussion:
Emwas (52 mins) dir Dima Abu Ghosh
Panel discussion with director Dima Abu Ghosh; John Nicholson (Stop the JNF campaign); Anandi Ramamurthy (Cinema Palestino)
It is free but you will need to book.
To commemorate the Nakba, we will remember the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestinian villages beyond 1948. In 1967, on the second day of the 1967 war, Dima Abu Ghosh was forced to flee her village, along with all its inhabitants, when she was two years old. None of the villagers was ever able to return. After demolishing Emwas and a neighboring village, the Israeli government turned the area into a public park. The film follows the journey of the director, Dima Abu Ghosh, as she brings the demolished village to life and rebuilds her demolished hometown through a model, to restore the memories of its inhabitants and their dreams.
Following the screening there will be a discussion of the film with director Dima Abu Ghosh.