Events

Peace in Kurdistan Campaign organises events and meetings as part of its political and solidarity work.  You can find information on our events here, as well as related events held by other organisations from London and across the country.

Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 March
Plaid Cymru Spring Conference

Plaid Cymru’s 2015 Spring Conference will be a significant event, with an important General Election on the horizon and also an opportunity to celebrate the fact that we’ve been working for Wales for 90 years. The Conference will be held at Galeri in Caernarfon, where we’ll be setting out our plans and our political priorities for the 2015 election as well as the Assembly election yn 2016. It is also a fantastic opportunity for members to share their ideas with politicians who make decisions on a daily basis and are ready to listen. Registration for the conference is a must. You will find all relevant details, including how to register, accommodation and conference pack, at the Plaid Cymru website
VENUE: Galeri, Caernarfon, Wales

Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 March
Sinn Fein Ard Fheis
More details to be announced soon.
VENUE: Millenium Forum, Derry City, County Derry.

Saturday 7 March, 12pm
Million Women Rise March
For International Womens Day, thousands of women will march through central London and a rally will be held in Trafalgar Square. “A woman’s right to live free from violence and / or the fear of violence has not been achieved. Women continue to be attacked, exploited, and violated in many different ways, in our homes, on our streets, on our public transport, at our places of work. If you think this needs to change, then join us on this women only critical mass.”
VENUE: Gather at 12pm in Central London. To donate, volunteer, or find out more details go to Million Women Rise

Thursday 12 March
Book Launch: Letters from a Kurd
The launch of Letters from a Kurd, by Kae Bahar. Find out more about the book here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Letters-from-a-Kurd/1535198466694710
VENUE: 12/3 London Review Bookshop

Saturday 14 March – 14 April
First Annual Malcolm X Film Festival 
The Malcolm X Movement is a Black & Asian led decolonial anti-imperialist organisation that seeks to unite Global South peoples and diaspora. The Malcolm X Movement (MXM) and supporting organisations is immensely proud to bring to our peoples the first annual Malcolm X Film Festival taking place in SEVEN cities across England including one in Belfast, (occupied) Ireland.  This is the biggest Black & Asian radical event of its kind to take place in England and perhaps western Europe for the last generation since the mid 1990s. Never before in this time has such an event with such a inspiring amount of speakers and Global support (including from Ilyasah Shabazz, the Black Panther Alumni, the revolutionary Palestinian group the PFLP, the Black Panther Alumni, the Communist Workers & Peasants Party of Pakistan amongst others) taken place in the last 20 years or so.  The incredible line-up of speakers include Malcolm X’s daughter Ilyasah Shabazz; PLFP’s Leila Khaled; Gamal Nkrumah, Kwame Nkrumah’s son; former POW and Sinn Fein member Gerry McLochlain; Darcus Howe and many more.
VENUE: In 7 cities across the UK. See the Facebook page for more details on dates, venues, speakers and supporting organisations. ***All enquiries, including getting involved in the Malcolm X Movement, should be emailed to 2015mxm@gmail.com

Saturday 21 March, 2-6pm
CAMPACC Self-Determination Project, Workshop 2: Tamils
Part of CAMPACC’s National Self-Determination versus Global ‘Counter-Terror’ Regime: A Research and Public Outreach Project. This project will begin with a series of workshops that will critically examine the growing conflict between national self-determination struggles versus the global ‘counter-terror’ regime and its effects on diasporic communities, the UK’s migrant communities in particular. The workshops will involve active engagement from various diaspora community groups, researchers, lawyers and academics involved in these issues. The second focuses of the Tamil struggle.
You can find full details on the project and workshops here (pdf). Invitation only.
VENUE:
Room B111, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Thornhaugh STreet, WC1H 0XG.

Sunday 22 March, all day
Newroz Celebrations in London
Newroz will be celebrated in Finsbury Park once again this year. More details tbc.
VENUE: Finsbury Park, Haringey

Sunday 22 March, 5-7pm
This is A Genuine Revolution. – With David Graeber
Leeds Friends of Rojava are delighted to be hosting David Graeber; (Anthropologist and Author of “Debt: The First 5.000 Years” ) sharing his experiences and analysis of his recent trip to Rojava. Followed by a discussion on how we can further build solidarity with the autonomous cantons of Rojava to build our own resistance and alternatives here. Come share your thoughts, pick up some reading from the info table, donate your books for the First University of Rojava, have a drink, get involved, rabble rouse! Food and raffle TBC….
All welcome!
VENUE: Wharf Chambers, Ground Floor, 23 – 25 Wharf Street, LS2 7EQ Leeds

Saturday 18 April, 2-6pm
CAMPACC Self-Determination Project, Workshop 3: Somalis
Part of CAMPACC’s National Self-Determination versus Global ‘Counter-Terror’ Regime: A Research and Public Outreach Project. This project will begin with a series of workshops that will critically examine the growing conflict between national self-determination struggles versus the global ‘counter-terror’ regime and its effects on diasporic communities, the UK’s migrant communities in particular. The workshops will involve active engagement from various diaspora community groups, researchers, lawyers and academics involved in these issues. The third focuses of the Tamil struggle.
You can find full details on the project and workshops here (pdf). Invitation only.
VENUE:
Room B102, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Thornhaugh STreet, WC1H 0XG.