GAS will be hosting a Book Fair in March, and we are excited to get the Ball rolling already with some great stalls already lined up. If you are interested in running a stall please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The dream is for the bookfair to reflect the ethos of GAS, non-hierarchical organising and the diversity of the people and organisations who use GAS, but also about things unique to Glasgow.
If anyone is interesting in joining in with an organising group we would welcome that, and suggestions for stalls, speakers, meetings and workshops would be great. So far we have suggested workshops from Herbal Unity ( navigating the NHS workshop for people caught up in the immigration system), a printing workshop, and badge making. We want to get away from some of the habitual things you get at Anarchist/Radical type bookfairs that have made them not very diverse in the past.
Given recent events at these bookfairs we want to stress here at GAS that we don't support transphobia and are explicitly in support of reform to the gender recognition act and of people's right to self identify their gender.
We are looking for volunteers for the supervising a creche, the social in the evening and the food at the event.
Facebook event can be found here at glasgow autonomous book fair
Action, Friends, Fun, Childcare, Talks, Food, Stalls, Loads Of Books!, So Many Books!, Screenings, Discussions, Workshops, Tea Coffee Cafe, Zines, Rattle Library.
We are excited to be hosting the next Social Centre Network (Uk & Ireland) Gathering at GAS in September (22nd to the 23rd). This event is for all those involved in social centres (or aiming to set one up soon) around the UK. Activists form across the UK will come together to discuss, debate, skillshare & plan in relation to our social centres.
We would encourage people from Glasgow to come! Never been to GAS? Come join in the fun. Want to influence and change GAS? This is going to be a great forum to do that. Its a great opportunity for anyone who interested in creating their own social centre or getting involved with an existing one.
It is going to be FUN / INSPIRING / ACTIVATING / POSITIVE / EXCITING / with a wee bit of nitty gritty problem solving thrown in.
This event has a suggested donation of £10 per person for the weekend, to cover refreshments, meals and programme. However you are welcome to donate whatever works for you, or nothing at all.
10am Coffee and tea served,
10.30 Tour of GAS and welcome
This first session will be a chance ot introduce ourselves, get to know one another and have a think about what we want to achieve over the weekend.
11am. This session will be based on small groups exploring the subjects of Fundraising, Sustaining energy, The physical Space, and how we organize. Each group will have a chance to tackle all the topics.
12.00. Tea break
12.15. Working groups - based on previous discussion, move into working groups based on what you are interested in contributing too. If you are itching to do something practical at this point the there will also be a chance to spend some time helping the Rattle Library to categorise their zines.
1.00. Vegan Lunch – Rattle Library, Printmakers workshop and Garden will be open to explore
2.00. Group defined session- what do we want to discuss? Perhapss working with the idea of designing the ‘perfect’ social centre. Potential topics of discussion:
– Setting up social centres
– Making social centres last
– Making autonomous spaces in unusual places
as well as:
– Safer spaces
– Conflict resolution and solving general disputes
– Getting started / Problems and pitfalls when starting a social centre
– Making Social Centres in unusual places
– Building networks of support / Developing connections between Social Centres
– Issues around maintaining a Social Centre (visioning, decision making)
– Social centres and the neighbourhood / engagement or colonization?
3.30. Round up, how are people feeling, learning from the day. 4.00. Finish day activity
7.00 till 1am
Dinner, Music and social
GAS's Autumn Fundraiser!
By donation Barbershop with Barber GABRIEL LGBTQI+ Trans friendly Barber. Get a fresh cut! Printmaking collective out in force / Banner making / Rattle Library Open
TASTY FOODZ, mocktails cocktails
Performances and DJS
10.30. Coffee for all
11.00. Inhaler making with Herbal Unity. The Herbal Unity Collective was set up in response to restricted access to healthcare for people without papers. They run a free clinic for people in the asylum process and their allies. The collective is made up of qualified & lay herbalists, grass roots campaigners and people in the asylum process. Our politics are aligned with the Unity Centre, and No Borders. In this session we will be helping to restock supplies of remedies which the collective hand out during clinics.
12.00. Reflections on yesterday, making a plan for going forward as a network. Working on the Social centres Network zine
2.00pm One group will work on Clearing waste ground for woodland fringe extension to the herb garden or herb processing if heavy rain
another will continue work on the social centre Network Zine
3.00 Finish and Thankyous
Accommodation wise, there are some spaces at shared houses nearby GAS who are up for hosting, let us know if you can host!
GAS is partly wheelchair accessible and the majority of activities will take place downstairs. If you would like to discuss this with someone please email email@example.com
There is GAS a agreement which will be upheld during the event and which attendees you are asked to agree on before entering the space.
Please let us know if you would like to attend so that we can plan lunch numbers, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Please let us know if you would like childcare or if there is anything else we can do to support your attendance.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS to cook, tidy, support, be a friendly face. let us know if you want to get involved.
Donations of £10 for the weekend are gratefully received for food and drinks, but everyone is welcome regardless of money!
The wonderful 'Not Your Fault' Support group have been meeting at GAS since June. They are a peer-led support group for all men (trans, cis, & intersex) and all non-binary people (masc, femme, both, neither) who have experienced sexual violence.
This space is for anyone who feels that they will benefit from it, or who has been turned away from other services or doesn't feel comfortable navigating them e.g. because they are too gendered.
Below is some detailed information about our meetings, gender policy, accessibility, our travel fund, upcoming meeting dates, and donation information.
more info here: https://www.facebook.com/NotYourFaultgroup/
In person meetings
We meet fortnightly at Glasgow Autonomous Space. You can discuss as much or as little as you want; everything discussed at the meetings will be considered confidential. You can arrive or leave at any time throughout the meeting.
Online group meetings
The online chat group is secret, private, and anonymous. We use hack.chat, which does not ask for any identifying information or email signup; all you need to do is pick a screen name. Message us for the secret link, or ask a friend to get the link for you if you don't want us to know you've asked for it. The link will be different for every meeting.
Anyone who self-defines as a man or non-binary is welcome in our group. We will not be policing the gender(s) of our members and assume that anyone who attends is there because they feel like this group will be helpful to them. Femmes are welcome! We especially welcome anyone who feels unsafe/uncomfortable navigating "women and non-binary" spaces.
What does "peer-led" mean?
It means that—while we have experience in counseling, pastoral care, and accountability processes—we are not professional counselors or therapists. It also means that we operate the group with a non-hierarchical structure, with a focus on solidarity. We try to listen and support one another, rather than tell anyone what to do.
Attendance to the meetings is free. If you need financial assistance to cover travel costs (including taxis for anyone who is unable to or unsafe traveling on public transit), please message us and we will cover as much of your costs as possible. If you'd like to donate to our travel fund, you can do so here: https://www.paypal.me/notyourfault
We will not ask for any identifying information, or proof of age or address. We will not pressure you to report anything to the police, though we will support you through any reports you choose to make. We are sex worker friendly. If you have any questions, please ask!
Dates for future meetings:
Wednesday 25th July 2018
Wednesday 8th August 2018
Wednesday 22nd August 2018
All at 5:00–6:30pm. You can arrive and leave at any time.
If you'd like to donate to help empower survivors to support survivors, you can make a one-off donation here: https://www.paypal.me/notyourfault
and become a patreon here: http://patreon.com/mrgnp
All donations go directly into the group: covering costs of running the group like printing flyers, the travel subsidy fund, donating a contribution to the community space we use for meetings, and (if there's anything left over) paying the group facilitators for their time.
The Herbal Unity Collective was set up in response to restricted access to healthcare for people without papers. We run a free clinic for people in the aslyum process and their allies. Our collective is made up of qualified & lay herbalists, grass roots campaigners and people in the asylum process.
Our politics are aligned with the Unity Centre, and No Borders.
FIND OUT MORE< GET INVOLVED AND SUPPORT HERBAL UNITY
Phone – 07821202134
Come along to a night of live music to raise money and show solidarity for ongoing campaigns to support those still locked up for opposing the 'Unjust' G20 which took place in Hamburg in July this year. This event is being organised by people involved with Glasgow Autonomous Space but due to a double booking it will take place in another building very close by. If you come to 53 kilbirnie street on the evening of the 22nd you will see signs directing you to this event.
Latest addition to the line-up is 'Rapid Tan'.
There will be four bands starting from 8pm, followed by DJ's Christelle and D-Harsh......
Vegan cakes and refreshments will be available for a donation and there will be some one off printed t-shirts so bring yer spare pennies.....
Nobody turned away for lack of funds.....
36 people remain in prison following events which took place in Hamburg before and during the G20, one of whom has been given the most disgusting sentence of 2 years and 7 months despite there being no evidence of his alleged offences......these individuals will pay the price while those who profit from the exploitation of millions of people and the earth's resources continue their assault with impunity.....
We want to raise money to go towards the campaigns which have been set up to support some of those imprisoned for acting against the reckless injustice of the capitalist system and the global elite who perpetuate it.....
We want to raise awareness about the injustice of incarceration and the toxic effect it has on the world in which we live.......
We want you to share in these struggles in any way you can, to bring dreams of a better future into waking life.....
For more info:
At the end of this month, and every month, come along to Glasgow Autonomous Space for Socialising, watching films, eating stuff, looking at zines, checking out the space, imagining things, watching Adnan play buetiful Kurdish music, watching films, listening to music, maybe dancing? etc etc, come for 10 minutes or for 6 hours! if you cant make it save it for next time !
February's get together will be our first and so we've got special things planned!
Rattle Library will officically open - you can see the space so far, look through the books and copy the zines !
There'll be live music from the incredibly talented Adnan عدنان شمدين, playing Kurdish and Arabic music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_82w8bcHas