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 10 October, 10.30 – 5.30pm
AUSTERITY, DEBT & THE CRISIS: A day school organized by Left Unity
A day of sessions such as Finance Capital since the Crisis; Austerity in Britain; Greece and the Eurozone
 Theatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Rd, London, NW1 1TT Close to Mornington Crescent, King’s Cross and Euston stations. Entrance: £2 unwaged and £6 waged. More information about Left Unity  Event info on Facebook 

Saturday 17 October, 4:30pm-7pm 
What happened to Peace? Gender, Violence and the Turkish-Kurdish Conflict
Organised by the SOAS Centre for Gender Studies (CGS) and Roj Women Assembly. Only limited news have made it through the British and international media about the recent events that have escalated the Turkish-Kurdish conflict and have stalled peace negotiations. This event will shed light on recent political developments and increased violence, focusing on the centrality of gender-based equality and justice.
Speakers: Latif Tas, Research Fellow, School of Law, SOAS – “ What kind of peace? And what kind of conflict?”
Evrim Yilmaz, Roj Women Assembly – “A brief history of the Kurdish women’s movement”
Nadje Al-Ali, Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS University of London – “Putting theory into practise: Kurdish women’s rights activists leading the way”
Melanie Gingell, Human Rights Barrister – “Eye witness accounts from solidarity visit to Cizre
Chair: Alyosxa Tudor, Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS
VENUE:  SOAS University of London, DLT Lecture Theatre (main building, ground floor) The event of free and open to the public

Wednesday 21 October, 6.30pm
Reporting Under Siege in Turkey: An Evening with Frederike Geerdink
Dutch Journalist Frederike Geerdink is in the UK to launch her new book The Boys Are Dead. The Roboski Massacre and the Kurdish Question in Turkey. (You can order the book here)
Deported from Turkey for her reporting on the Kurdish Question Ms Geerdink will give an account of her work in Turkey and of Turkey’s increasingly repressive restrictions on freedom of expression. Organised by Peace in Kurdistan Campaign and Kurdish Community Centre.
VENUE: Kurdish Community Centre, 11 Portland Gardens, N4 1HU. (Nearest tube Manor House)

Thursday 22 October 2015, 7 pm
Press Freedom and the Kurdish Question in Turkey Today
Frederike Geerdink is a successful Dutch investigative journalist based in Diyarbakir (Turkey). Her work has covered many pressing issues concerning Turkey and its Kurdish regions. Following the recent upsurge in violence in Turkey, she was expelled from the country. She will be London for the launch of the English translation of her book, The Boys Are Dead: The Roboski Massacre and the Kurdish Question in Turkey (Gomidas Institute, 2015)
Room V111, SOAS (University of London), Vernon Square, Penton Rise,London WC1X 9EW. Organisers: Gomidas Institute and Programme of Armenian Studies. More information: Entry is free. RSVP recommended. Further contacts

Friday 23 October, 6.30pm
Pedagogy for Revolution: The Case of Rojava
Public meeting and discussion with author Janet Biehl who will talk about the new women’s science of “Jineology” and the revolutionary transformation of eduction. She has visited Rojava twice and will report on her recent visit. organised by Peace in Kurdistan Campaign and Roj Women
The meeting will be opened by Melanie Gingell, barrister, Doughty Street Chambers
Chaired by Elif Sarican, Kurdish Student Union
Since the summer of 2012, when a social and political revolution occurred in Rojava (western Kurdistan in Syria) and new self-governing institutions were set up based on the political model known as “democratic confederalism” the basic educational philosophy has been shifting to a new system emphasizing the whole person, the local production of knowledge, hands-on learning, critical thinking, and preparation for active social life. Moreover, the traditional production of knowledge in a masculine mentality that supports patriarchal society is being replaced by Jineoloji, or “women’s science.” This curriculum accords with the centrality of women to the Rojava Revolution, which has the goal of ensuring that women play an equal role to men in all institutions and organizations. More information here.
VENUE: Doughty Street Chambers, 54 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LS. Reserve a place on Eventbrite.

Saturday 24 October, 12 noon – 2pm
Anarchist Bookfair session: Janet Biehl – the Politics of Social Ecology
The defeat of ISIS by Kurdish forces in Syria has generated much news recently. For activists this is especially true in respect of the link between the organisational experiment in Kobane/Rojava and Murray Bookchin. Bookckin developed a way of organising called Libertarian Municipalism which looks at ways to wrestle power from the state. Janet Biehl worked alongside Bookchin for many years and concisely pulls together his theories in her book “The politics of Social Ecology”.  Janet will talk about the theory and how it can be put into practice. We may not all agree with everything Bookchin said, but this is a chance to start the debate on how we organise and move from a small unknown theory (anarchism) to seriously looking how we overthrow the present system. Organised by: London Anarchist Bookfair collective
VENUE: Central Saint Martin’s, University of the Arts London , Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA

Saturday 24 October, 4pm – 6pm
Anarchist Bookfair session: The Rojava Revolution – what is really happening in Western Kurdistan
Many anarchists have been celebrating political changes in the Kurdish areas of Syria as a genuine social revolution despite appalling conditions of war. Others have been more skeptical. So what is really happening there? Jeff Miley and Evrim Yilmaz have both been there and will talk about the revolution’s achievements as well as its challenges. There will be plenty of time for debate and discussion. Organised by: London Anarchist Bookfair collective
VENUE: Central Saint Martin’s, University of the Arts London , Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA

Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 October
Feminism in London Conference 
“Join inspiring women from around the world for the biggest feminist conference in the UK! Come celebrate with us at Feminism in London 2015, where we will reflect on our achievements and discuss the broad range of important issues we still face. Twenty years after the Beijing Platform for Action there is still much work ahead of us. Listen to speakers talk about the great work being done in the UK and other parts of the world to bring positive change for women and girls, and have your say on how we can continue to liberate ourselves. ”
VENUE: Hylton Metropole London, 225 Edgware Rd, London W2 1JU

Sunday 1 November
Global Rally for the Freedom and Reconstruction of Kobane
It is time to talk peace and to act for peace. Supporting Kobane is to support peace.
We encourage people all over the world to show their solidarity with Kobanê.
Go to the streets and demonstrate on 1 November 2015.
We urge you to join the Global Rally for Kobanê
Support the Resistance against ISIS – for Kobanê – for Humanity!

Saturday 14 November
Re-imagine Democracy – towards a Citizens Convention on the Constitution
Organised by Assembly for Democracy: Momentum is building for democratic change. That was clear in the spectacular campaign that elected Jeremy Corbyn. So we’re really pleased that John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, will be at our November 14 event, jointly called by Assemblies for Democracy and Occupy Democracy. He’ll be joined by Liz Davies, executive member and former chair of the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers, assemblies historian Peter Evans, Penny Cole, Assemblies for Democracy (Scotland) and Stuart White, openDemocracy. We need a new constitution as a framework for a real democracy. A Citizens Convention on the Constitution is a first step on the road to bringing power closer to the people. That’s the focus of the Assembly, with the aim of launching the Convention next year.
VENUE: Waterloo Action Centre, London SE1 7AA (opposite the Old Vic, near Waterloo mainline/tube stations)

Saturday 28 – Sunday 29 November
International Conference 2015: Women fighting back: International and legal perspectives
The Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers, the International Association of Democratic Lawyers and the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy & World Human Rights will be hosting the “Women Fighting Back: International and Legal Perspectives” conference at London South Bank University (103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA) on 28-29 November 2015. The aim of the conference is to bring a critical, left wing and intersectional perspective to the women’s movement and to provide a forum for exchanging ideas and practical skills between lawyers, academics and activists to advance women’s campaigns and struggles. See a list of speakers and more information here.
London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London SE10AA