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We don’t believe anyone should have to suffer in silence and be unable to access these vital supplies, so we decided to launch The Monthlies. We are collecting donations of unopened packets of sanitary pads, baby wipes, tampons, panty liners, underwear, etc. – some of the essential supplies that people may need to manage their periods, and which no one should have to go without.
In addition to hosting collections at events like this screening of I, Daniel Blake, we’re organising monthly collections at the Grassmarket Community Project in Edinburgh (the next will be on Monday 6th March from 4-6p.m.) and we’re in the process of setting up more permanent collection boxes around the city for people to donate outwith these times.
Could women be political before they got the vote? ‘Yes’, says Catherine Allgor, Director of Education at the Huntington Library and noted scholar of women and politics. In the new capital of the United States during the early republic, white ruling class women borrowed heavily from English court culture to further their families’ political aims. In doing so, they built the structure that would support the United States’ future as a democratic nation-state.
Wednesday 8 March
Free. Book ‘Political women’ on Eventbrite or phone 0131 623 3734.
The Susan Manning Lecture 2017
Caryl Phillips, Professor of English, Yale University
“A Sense of Home”
Caryl Phillips is a novelist, critic and academic. He is the author of eight novels, including Crossing the River (1993), winner of the James Tait Black Prize, and Dancing in the Dark (2005), winner of the 2006 Pen/Beyond the Margins Prize. His most recent novel is The Lost Child (2015). He has also written a number of non-fiction works, including A New World Order (2001) and Color Me English (2011).
Come along to St John’s Church Community Hall (Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 4BJ), doors open at 6.30pm and the film starts from 7pm. Come along for a bite of food, a film screening and a chance to meet European voices in Edinburgh…
This will be a preview of a short film (about 40 minutes long) which I have just completed about four European nationals who are living in Edinburgh.
Before the screening I will present an overview of migration to Edinburgh from other EU countries based mainly on population statistics.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A and a discussion of some of the issues raised in the film.