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
HERBAL STUDY GROUP
On the first Monday of every month folk meet at GAS and learn together about herbs and their healing properties.
No prior knowledge necessary!
Bring books if you have them.
We save part of the evening to learn about one plant in particular , and someone also brings a mystery herb that we experience with all our senses before learning more about.
! All welcome !
GAS is very happy to host Unity Foodbank
Every Tuesday 12-2pm
If you're interested in getting involved email firstname.lastname@example.org
In less than a year GAS has been transformed from an empty shell to this ! Massive thanks to absolutely everyone who has had a hand in building. We're so excited for what 2017 will bring to the space !
Every Tuesday from 6pm - 8pm, Glasgow Autonomous Space hosts the Unity Arabic/English language exchange.
The Unity Centre (http://unitycentreglasgow.org/) started the exchange because many people from many different Arabic speaking countries wanted to practise their English, and many other people wanted to learn Arabic!
In recent years, cuts have been made to English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses and people wait months on waiting lists. There is a very high demand for English classes.
Every Tuesday the class comes together at Glasgow Autonomous Space to create a supportive and welcoming environment. Everyone is different levels and people learn what they want, however they like. Everyone is learning together!
The class is run collectively and everyone is the teacher.
Many attendees are in the asylum system or struggle to cover transport costs. It is important that the classes remain accessible to all by offering travel money.
Donations are very welcome - https://www.youcaring.com/people-who-couldn-t-attend-otherwise-601139.
Donations of materials such as pens and paper are also very useful.
For more information contact email@example.com.
Come on down and join in!
You could also:
Like us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/unitylanguageexchange/
And share our flyer below!
** We urgently need more English speakers!