Leicester Secular Society Events

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Wednesday, 27 March 2019
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17:00 [17:00] Stansted 15: "Solidarity - Deportation, Resistance, Criminalisation (ext event)
The Stansted 15 in Conversation: "Deportation, Resistance and the Criminalisation of Solidarity" Lyndsay Burtonshaw and Nick Sigsworth, members of the Stansted 15 will be speaking at Deportation, Resistance, and the Criminalisation of Solidarity, a roundtable discussion taking place on Wednesday, 27 March 2019, starting at 5pm, at the University of Leicester (Attenborough Building, Basement Lecture Theatre 1). The Stansted 15ers will be speaking alongside: ● Two or three people who have experienced life in immigration detention ● Steven Cammiss who observed the Stansted 15's trial and is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Leicester ● Graeme Hayes who has an active interest in the criminal trials of social movement activists and is a Reader in Political Sociology at Aston University in Birmingham, and ● Roda Madziva, an Assistant Professor in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Nottingham, who has researched issues around migration and the experience of people in the asylum system in UK, with particular reference to those from Zimbabwe. The roundtable conversation will be followed by a discussion with groups that support people in Leicester who are experiencing or going through the country's immigration and asylum system. The Stansted 15 in Conversation: "Deportation, Resistance, and the Criminalisation of Solidarity" is free and open to all and will be chaired by Sheila Mosley from the Leicester Quakers, and Gaja Maestri and Pierre Monforte from GRASP (Group of Research on Activism, Social Movements and Protest) at the University of Leicester. The event is organised by and with support from groups that include: ● CivicLeicester ● Leicester Quakers ● GRASP (Group of Research on Activism, Social Movements and Protest) at the University of Leicester ● ArtsReach and Journeys Festival ● Leicester City of Sanctuary ● Journey to Justice Leicester ● Unite the Union ● Leicester University College Union ● Leicester Migration Network ● Leicester Civil Rights Movement, and ● DMU Square Mile. Details and Free Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-stansted-15-in-conversation-tickets-58450178056

19:00 [19:30] Red Leicester Choir at The Western (ext event)
Red Leicester Choir who rehearse at Secular Hall have been invited back for another Choir Night at The Western. "Something truly magical happens when people congregate to sing. With or without backing music, the levels of harmonies raise our spirits and nourish the soul. We have lots of organised ensembles of singers locally, with professional groups, faith based congregations, community based initiatives and group singing in the workplace. "Our new monthly Choir Night brings the best of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland’s choirs to the theatre’s intimate and immersive stage so you get the chance to hear them close up and personal. This month’s choir is:- "RED LEICESTER CHOIR – The city’s socialist choir. They are an enthusiastic group of about 30 people with a passion for singing historical and contemporary songs expressive of social and political protest and of worldwide celebration, struggle and change. They sing at events, both indoors and outdoors, where people gather to celebrate, protest or just make their voices heard. They regularly busk in Leicester to raise money for various local, national and international causes. They sing in unaccompanied four-part harmony." Details and tickets: http://www.upstairsatthewestern.com/shows/choir-night-3/ More about Red Leicester Choir: Website: https://redleicesterchoir.com Twitter: @RedLeicsChoir https://twitter.com/RedLeicsChoir

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