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Jan
16
Mon
Bringing the Community into the Ward @ Lothian Chambers
Jan 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Bringing the Community into the Ward @ Lothian Chambers | Scotland | United Kingdom

Bringing the Community into the Ward: a conversation to explore how community activities, culture and practice can be brought to older people in hospitals.

On Monday, 16th January EVOC, Artlink and Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership will be hosting an event to explore the possibilities for an innovative project which aims to strengthen cross-sector working in three key NHS Lothian sites for older people.

The work, at Prospectbank, Western General Hospital and Liberton hospital will ensure that community resources and innovative custom and practice can support colleagues across sectors to ensure that a stay in hospital is less daunting and help people reconnect to the community.

We will be joined by colleagues from Artlink, Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership, Health Improvement Scotland and City of Edinburgh Council Museums.

At this event, we will be looking for organisations and groups who would first like to explore methods to employ creative methods of strengthening practice, as well as aiming to put together a programme of events and activities to take place during the next months.

We very much hope that you and your organisation would enjoy taking part in this exciting opportunity.

For further information please contact Stefan Milenkovic at EVOC on: 0131 555 9100 or [email protected]

Jun
12
Tue
Ragged University: Climate Change and the Need to Change Behaviour in the West by Prof Kevin Anderson; Screening and Discussion @ Lighthouse bookshop
Jun 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Ragged University: Climate Change and the Need to Change Behaviour in the West by Prof Kevin Anderson; Screening and Discussion @ Lighthouse bookshop | Scotland | United Kingdom

Come along to The Lighthouse bookshop (43-45 W Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9DB)  at 7.30pm to watch the lecture by Prof Kevin Anderson and to discuss climate change…

 

Climate Change and the Need to Change Behaviour in the West by Prof Kevin Anderson; Screening and Discussion

We are watching a lecture by Prof Kevin Anderson

We will have a discussion on the points he raises in his talk

We will be exploring what issues matter to people

We will be exploring what differences people can make

 

Climate change is about how the way that human beings collectively are impacting the ecology of the world, in particular via burning fossil fuels which produce carbon dioxide and practices that increase greenhouse gases that result in changes in temperature and weather patterns. Climate change is one of the most significant problems which the world faces yet because of its massive and diffuse nature approaches to dealing with it are caught in a miasma of differal and avoidance.

 

 

 

Apr
3
Wed
Ragged University: Betting on Famine; Why The World Still Goes Hungry by Alex Dunedin @ Gulliver’s
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ragged University: Betting on Famine; Why The World Still Goes Hungry by Alex Dunedin @ Gulliver’s

Come along to Gulliver’s (109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW) at 7pm to listen to Alex ’s talk. Share a crust of bread, and hear the reflections he has to share…

 

Betting on Famine; Why The World Still Goes Hungry by Alex Dunedin

Jean Ziegler said in an interview with Gilles Toussaint: “There are more and more people who understand that hunger is man-made, that we live in a cannibal world-order maintained by multinational companies and their mercenary organizations, that is, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization and the World Bank” – Jean Ziegler: “L’ordre cannibale du monde” Gilles Toussaint Publié le samedi 15 octobre 2011

In an interview with Philipp Löpfe for the Swiss national paper Tages-Anzeiger he said: “According to the World Food Organization, there is enough food on the planet for 12 billion people. If people still starve today, it’s an organized crime, a mass murder. Every five seconds a child under the age of ten starves to death and one billion people are permanently severely malnourished”

These quotes from the former United Nations special rapporteur to the Right to Food highlight the reality of human made famine. In this talk I am going to go through some of the research which he has published in his book ‘Betting on Famine; Why the world still goes hungry’ supplementing it with other information with the aim to have a conversation after the talk.

The way the stockmarket and multinational corporations are operating today is no doubt pathological. Understanding just how this form of finance functions in our world allows us to formulate how we respond to the problems which we are presented with. There are complexities which just are not spoken about like the role which pension funds play in the proliferation of scarcity as they are invested on our behalves in whatever returns dividends for the pension holder.

At the same time we are faced with a never ending series of charities and ‘voluntourism’ organisations which speak to us of helping underdeveloped nations in hard times. Which of these charities are also pressing for the lifting of economic restrictions on these ‘underdeveloped nations’ ? When organisations such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, the World Bank and multinational corporations are causing the hard times, what should be done ?

Come along listen and take part in the discussion