5 March  2019

University of York – AEW/104 Lecture Room (Alcuin East Wing)

19 February 2019

University of York – AEW/104 Lecture Room (Alcuin East Wing)

5 February  2019

University of York – AEW/104 Lecture Room (Alcuin East Wing)

22 January 2019

University of York – AEW/104 Lecture Room (Alcuin East Wing)

York Women’s Forum are holding an open air ‘York Women Count!’ event taking over St Helens Square in the city centre between 12 noon and 2pm on Friday 14th December to celebrate 100 years since the first UK woman cast her vote. Rachael Maskell, York’s first woman MP and Verna Campbell, Sherriff of York, will be joining them for an afternoon of celebration, conversation and revolution! The event will include a street stall with a ‘USE YOUR VOTE!’ ballot box and the opportunity to complete a York Women’s Survey, together with live female performances, vox pop interviews and filming for the Yorkshire Film Archive – followed by an after party at Kyra’s Women’s Project, Central Methodist Church, St Saviourgate, open to all.  It is sure to be an exciting and lively event.

Further information on the York Women’s Forum takeover of St Helen’s Square can be gained from yorkwomensforum@gmail.com/; https://www.facebook.com/YorkWomensForum/; https://yorkwomensforum.wordpress.com/

The event is being funded by the Government Equalities Office Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme.

York Women’s Forum is non-party political and was formed just this year following the York Women’s Conference in April. It offers a voice for the women of York, and a forum for network and campaigning.

For all those who have never been able to have children, whose children have died or moved away, who never wanted children, who are estranged from their children… the question is

“Who will speak up for me and lend a hand when I can no longer cope on my own?”

Is the state the answer, charities, self-help?

The December meeting is followed by the Xmas Dinner at the Cross Keys Pub on Goodramgate – all welcome but must pre-order via Sue 01904 488870

Meeting are every second Wednesday of the month, at the Cross Keys pub, Goodramgate, York; alternate afternoons (2-4pm) and evenings (5:30-7:30pm) – for more information phone Sue 01904 488870

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, York Minster is hosting a special evensong service for those of all faiths and none.

During the service the Amnesty Candle will be lit, in support of those suffering abuses around the world.

We hope you can join us for this special event for Human Rights Day.

York Human Rights City

The Human Rights Cities Network promotes the development of human rights in Europe and beyond. This online platform is open to the public on the 10 December 2018, marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The mission is to create an information hub and support people to connect and scale up the successful expansion of human rights cities.
The vison is to help make human rights a reality for every citizen, in every city; and in doing so to foster participatory democracy and social justice.
The network is formally launched during the International Conference “Cities for Rights”, in Barcelona, on the 11 December 2018.
Link: https://humanrightscities.net

York Human Rights City

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights will be 70 years old on December 10th, 2018.

To celebrate this occasion, the York: Human Rights City network is delighted to announce the launch of this year’s annual Human Rights Indicator Report at a public meeting.

You can find our previous reports here.

This year’s report provides an update to the indicators used to measure progress for the city’s five priority rights, with a special focus on the right to housing.

This free event is open to all but booking is recommended.

Our friendship group welcomes everyone, especially those who would like to share the pleasure of singing. We include people put off singing in childhood, people who struggle with vocal and speech challenges such as Parkinsons, Aphasia, MS and Dementia, and those who just never found the right opportunity. Join us for lots of chat, lots of songs, tea, biscuits, poetry and a good laugh. A warm welcome awaits you! Carers and support workers also welcome. Wheelchair accessible, with ample parking. No hearing loop. Organised by Song Box – bringing people together through shared music making and creativity

A lively blend of pop, rock, dance and rap, performed by participants from: SoundSMART, Inclusive Rock School, Satellite Class (teenagers dual registered at Applefields special school and Manor Academy), and United Response – all of whom attend one or more of Tang Hall SMART’s music clubs and classes aimed at people who have learning disabilities.

Run by Tang Hall SMART CIC – York based social enterprise that uses music and the creative arts as a vehicle for progress and recovery –www.tanghallsmart.com. Contact sue@tanghallsmart.com /

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation are holding a seminar on the experience of ‘Disabled People and Poverty’. We have invited the Family Fund, the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people, to talk about their work. JRF speakers will also discuss the statistics behind disability and the relationship with poverty and how the Joseph Rowntree Foundation/Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust is working to support disabled people.