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Fairtrade Fortnight – She Deserves a Living Wage

February 25, 2019 - March 10, 2019

Fairtrade Fortnight lasts from 25 February to 10 March and the theme this year is "She Deserves a Living Wage". The campaign focuses on women cocoa farmers and the difference a living income can make in their lives.

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8:30 am

Fair Trade Business Breakfast

March 5, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Spurriergate Centre, Spurriergate
York, YO1 9QR United Kingdom
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York Fair Trade Forum is organising a Business Breakfast at the Spurriergate Centre on Tuesday 5 March from 8.30 to 10.30. The CEO of The Fairtrade Foundation, Mike Gidney will be attending this event, which includes free tea, coffee, juice and breakfast for all attendees and is a great opportunity to find out more about Fairtrade in York.

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9:00 am


March 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
City of York Council West Offices, George Hudson Room, Station Rise
York, YO1 6GA
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HERSTORY.YORK aims to tell the untold (or not sufficiently told) stories of 100 women 'Change Makers' active in York between 1918 and 2018 - women who have inspired others, challenged the status quo, and changed society for the better

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10:00 am


March 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fairer World, 84 Gillygate
York, YO31 7EQ
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Tasting Eswatini jams, marmalade and chutney made in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland). All these products are made from fruit and vegetables locally grown by members of the Woman Farmer Foundation, an organisation of 2,000 women farmers providing a sustainable livelihood through agriculture for rural women, challenging the situation of women in African societies being generally sidelined in community development and decision making. Wheelchair accessible; no public toilet

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1:00 pm

Executions in Belarus: Conveyor of Death in the Heart of Europe – Learning from Human Rights Defenders Lecture Series

March 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
AEW/104, Alcuin East Wing, University of York, Heslington
York, YO10 5DD
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Andrei Paluda, a death penalty abolition campaigner, will talk about the procedures of executing people in Belarus, a tradition still in place from the Soviet Union era. He will speak about the suffering of people, secret burials and executions in central Minsk, and ask what do human rights defenders do, both in Belarus and around the globe, to put an end to capital punishment? 5 March  2019 University of York - AEW/104 Lecture Room (Alcuin East Wing)

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7:00 pm


March 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Penn Room, Friargate Quaker Meeting House, Lower Friargate
York, YO1 9RL United Kingdom
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A film screening of “Carry Greenham Home”, with a chance for women who took part in Greenham Common protest camps to share their memories, and for everyone to discuss current campaigns against nuclear weapons. Greenham Common was an    exciting time for women’s protest. The legacy can still be seen today at the protests at nearby Menwith Hill and in the adoption of the UN Global Ban Treaty. This event is a chance to find out all about this and more. FREE, but donations welcome. Tickets available in advance from yorkshirecnd.org.uk/carrygreenhamhome and on the door subject to availability. Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilet. THIS IS PART OF YORK INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S WEEK PROGRAMME - SEE www.yorkwomen.org.uk

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March 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Exhibition Pub & Hotel, The Exhibition Pub&Hotel, Gillygate
York, YO30 7BW
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Come let your voice be heard! York Spoken Word Poetry & Prose open mic is FREE and welcomes newcomers and seasoned performers alike. Signup on the night for a 5min slot: you can change your mind when I call your name; or decide after seeing what it’s about to read after all! Read your own words or those of your favourite author. Our 14th IWW session. All ages join us every month. In the conservatory. Level entry, wheelchair accessible

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8:00 pm


March 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
South Bank Social Club, South Bank Social Club, Ovington Terrace, York YO23 1DJ + Google Map

Join York's most eclectic female vocal quintet for an informal evening of acappella singing as part of York International Women's Week 2019. Bringing you songs of women from all around the world in five-part harmony – from folk to barbershop, love songs to protest songs there’s something for everyone. FREE - Donations on the door for Kyra Women’s Project THIS IS PART OF YORK INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S WEEK PROGRAMME - SEE www.yorkwomen.org.uk

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