Events

  • Wed
    12
    Feb
    2014
    7-9 pmUniversity of Dundee: Dalhousie Building (Room 1LG02), Hawkhill

    A series of events are being held around Scotland this month, supported by Friends of the Earth Scotland on the referendum, the environment and social justice.  Two of these will be in Dundee.  The first is a workshop event:

    An introduction to Scottish politics and what the referendum on Scottish independence has to do with social and environmental justice.
    With Ric Lander, People & Planet.

    Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, Wed 12 February 2014, 7-9 pm.

    Click here for more details and to register for this free event.

    This will build up to a larger event on 22 Feb.:

     2014 Matters: power, poverty and inequality in a changing world, will be from 4.30 – 6pm on Saturday February 22, at the Hannah McLure Centre on Bell Street. Speakers will include Katherine Trebeck from Oxfam, Anas Sarwar MP, deputy leader of the Scottish Labour Party, Alex Renton, award-winning journalist specialising in poverty and international development and Polly Jones from WDM. This event is free. Click here to book your place.

     

  • Sat
    22
    Feb
    2014
    2.00 - 4.00 pmHannah McLure Centre, Bell St, Dundee

    A powerful reflection on the frontline impacts of our global food system, this mesmerizing film deservingly walked away with the Grand Jury Prize for World Documentary at Sundance.

    It is followed from 4.30 pm by a debate exploring what place the environment, poverty and global justice have in Scotland's future.  Click here for details.

    A River Changes Course vividly captures the profound interdependence between Cambodian river, forest and farm peoples and the foods they harvest. Intimate, moving and stunningly filmed by director Kalyanee Mam (of the Oscar-winning Inside Job).  While moments of great beauty, grace and humour shine through, Mam witnesses the growing effects of debt, international land grabs and urbanisation on the families’ means of survival and happiness, finally begging both filmmaker and audience to break the silence and speak out from behind the screen.

    Entrance is free, but to cover our costs we request a donation of £3.50 on the door. Thank you in advance.  Reserve a ticket here.

    Screening organised in partnership with the World Development Movement, Dundee Urban Orchard and the Co-operative Membership.

     

     

     

  • Sat
    22
    Feb
    2014
    4.30 - 6 pmHannah McLure Centre, Bell St, Dundee

    2014 Matters: power, poverty and inequality in a changing world, will be from 4.30 – 6pm on Saturday February 22, at the Hannah McLure Centre (in the Abertay University Students' Union building) on Bell Street.  Speakers will include Katherine Trebeck from Oxfam, Anas Sarwar MP, deputy leader of the Scottish Labour Party, Alex Renton, award-winning journalist specialising in poverty and international development and Polly Jones from WDM.

    This event is free. Click here for more details and to book your place.

  • Wed
    26
    Feb
    2014
    7 - 9 pmBaxter Suite, Room 1.36, Tower Building, University of Dundee

    There is a wide range of organisations in the Dundee area with an interest in environmental issues.  Often these interests overlap, and we can benefit from working together, but we are often too busy and miss these opportunities.

    This Gathering will give us the chance to meet each other, explore these opportunities and identify some priorities for working closer together in the coming year.

    A Directory of Green Groups is also being put together to raise awareness of the different organisations and encourage collaboration.  It should shortly appear on this website.

    If you are involved in a group or initiative connected with the environment, and have not already been contacted about the Directory and the Green Gathering, please contact us.

    The short FoE Tayside AGM will come at the end of the Gathering, so those attending can depart at that point if they wish.