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Campaigns, Fundraisers and Events 2013-2014

This page sets out what we intend to do this year in terms of campaigns, fundraisers and events. These campaigns were voted on by members of the group as our four main areas of focus, and we may also include others that members bring to our attention. If you have any comments or suggestions please leave them below or email us using the contact details on the about us page.

Main Campaign: Conflict-Free Campus Initiative

Our main campaign for the year is the Conflict-Free Campus Initiative (CFCI):

“The CFCI is a global student movement that takes a consumer-directed approach to demanding an end to this conflict. It focuses on the Democratic Republic of Congo where some of the most grave human rights abuses are taking place throughout the process of mineral extraction under the control of armed rebel groups.”

We started this campaign last year and made some significant progress:

“Last year we got the SRC to pass a motion, made our own campaign video for a Conflict-Free Glasgow University and started a petition to David Newall and Anton Muscatelli, requesting a change in procurement and investment policy. We also contacted various MSPs to support the campaign, resulting in a Motion being launched in the Scottish Parliament by Patrick Harvie MSP who also came on campus to be interviewed about this movement.”

We will be working on the CFCI throughout the year, but in the meantime you might want to get started by signing our petition.

Our Work By Month

September

Theme: Welcome to GU Amnesty!

Fundraisers and Events

Fundraisers Events
Welcome social!

Weekly Meetings

Week Newsletter Presentation Summary Photos
1 Welcome to GU Amnesty

Milestones: Year 2013-2014 kicks off!

October

Theme: LGBT Rights, with a focus on Russia

Fundraisers and Events

Fundraisers Events
LGBT Photo campaign in the run up to the Winter Olympics

Weekly Meetings

Week Newsletter Presentation Summary Photos
2 This Year’s Events, Tibet Meeting and a Reminder About the Elections! Campaigns, Fundraisers, Events
3 Let’s Get Down To Business Coming Up Week 3 Summary yes
4 Conflict Minerals, The Student Conference and our Pub Quiz! CFCI
5 LGBT Rights with Pizza and a Trip to The Arches LGBT Rights Week 5 Summary yes
6 Meeting on Tuesday 29th October and our Pub Quiz Today (Sunday)! Week 6 Summary yes

Milestones: GU Students for a Free Tibet group founded

November

Theme: Women’s rights, with a focus on India

Fundraisers and Events

Fundraisers Events
‘Love is a Human Right’ Jamnesty
  • Day of Silence
  • Guest Speaker: Nathan Gale from Scottish Transgender Alliance – Tuesday 19th November

Weekly Meetings

Week Newsletter Presentation Summary Photos
7 Women’s Rights and Upcoming Events! Women’s Rights
8 Our Right to Education, Write for Rights and FGM Right to Education / FGM yes
9 Tuesday 26th November: Coca-Cola’s Shame, Reclaim the Night March, Human Rights Day and Other Events! yes
10 Tuesday 19th November: Guest Speaker from the Scottish Transgender Alliance, Day of Silence and Jamnesty! yes | more

Milestones: A packed crowd at the Halt Bar 2 for Jamnesty!

December

Theme:

Fundraisers and Events

Fundraisers Events
Carolling Christmas Card Campaign

Weekly Meetings

Week Newsletter Presentation Summary Photos
11 Tuesday 3rd December: Women’s Rights Film Screening, Carol Singing and Human Rights Day Social
12 Christmas Carolling, Human Rights Day and Winter Social 2013!
Final of 2013! Happy Holidays Everyone!

Milestones:

January

Theme: Guantánamo Bay

Fundraisers and Events

Fundraisers Events
11th January 2014 marks the 12th Anniversary of Guantánamo Bay
SPB Publicity Launch!

Weekly Meetings

Week Newsletter Presentation Summary Photos
13 Tuesday 14th January: SPB Publicity Launch with Billy Kirkwood and Guests yes
14 Tuesday 21st January: Guantanamo Bay Events, CSR Panel Discussion, Challenge and Ceilidh
15 Tuesday 28th January: EGM, Guantanamo Bay and Syria Syria 3 Years On (yes)

Milestones: SPB Publicity Launch!

February

Theme: Human Trafficking – a UK and Global Perspective

Fundraisers and Events

Fundraisers Events
Secret Policeman’s Ball 2014, Saturday 22nd February Guantanamo Bay Demonstration

Weekly Meetings

Week Newsletter Presentation Summary Photos
16 Tuesday 4th February: SPB and Guantanamo Bay Banner-Making Spectrum of LGBT (yes)
17 Tuesday 11th February: GHRN Event and Something for Every Other Day of the Week
18 Tuesday 18th February: STOP THE TRAFFIK Presentation and the Secret Policeman’s Ball! Trafficking in UK and Beyond
19 Tuesday 25th February: Human Trafficking and Conflict Minerals A Conflict-Free Glasgow

Milestones:

Our sixth Secret Policeman’s Ball!

Lush’s ‘Signs of Love’ Photo Petition

GU Rector Elections: 1 2

#Congopeace international photo petition to the UN

March

Theme: Glasgow University’s International Women’s Week (3rd – 7th March)

Fundraisers and Events

Fundraisers Events
International Women’s Week!

Weekly Meetings

Week Newsletter Presentation Summary Photos
20 Tuesday 4th March: International Women’s Week and the Scottish Students’ Conference Happy IWW!
21 Tuesday 11th March: Film Screening ‘Free China: The Courage to Believe’ and AGM Announcement Organ Harvesting in China & Falun Gong
22 Tuesday 18th March: Aberlour Guardianship Service and AI Consultation on Sex Work

Milestones: AGM with Committee Elections

April

Theme:

Fundraisers and Events

Fundraisers Events
Sponsored climb of Goat Fell, highest point on Isle of Arran

Milestones:

May

Theme:

Fundraisers and Events

Fundraisers Events
Amnestea in the Park

Milestones:

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