Week 2 of the big final push against cuts at Glasgow University

Events taking place here at the Free Hetherington are below an
update on the anticuts campaign.

For the past couple of weeks we at the Free Hetherington have been
busy with the final push in the campaign to stop the destructive
short-sighted cuts here at Glasgow University.  The Court will make
the final decision on 22nd June and we are organising a demonstration
starting at 12 noon in University Gardens, so please write that in
your diary.  More details here

We had a successful day at the West End Festival with an incredibly positive response, especially for our ‘Cut Cakes not Courses’ raffle.

A quick summary of the events taking place this week:

Tuesday – ‘Cut Cakes not Courses’ – 12pm – free cake outside Glasgow
University main gate  – please get in touch if you can help bake or
man the stall.
Wednesday – ‘Clowns for Cuts’  – 1pm – Media/Publicity event – We’ll
be dressing up as clowns and making fun of Muscatelli and his cuts.
There is a clowning workshop on Tuesday from 1-5 to prepare for this
event. Please also get in touch if you can help with publicity or
props – placards are very welcome!
Thursday  – Cross department meeting – 5pm – This is when we’ll be
co-ordinating the campaign running up to the 22nd – please attend if

We’re really pleased at how well the campaign is going – currently
we’re trying to build up to the demonstration and get as many people
there as possible – please invite all your friends (the facebook event
is here – http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=150627575005297 )

We also appreciate any help with media / publicity / placard-making –
please get in touch if you can lend a hand.

Monday June 6th 2011

17:00-19:00 – Upstairs
Occupation meeting

19:00-19:30 – Downstairs
Campaign meeting
This meeting will mainly involve updates on planning for Clowns for
Cuts and ‘Cut cakes not courses’ – please attend if possible

19:00-21:00 – Upstairs
Glasgow Social Centre meeting – to discuss the pros and cons of taking
on a building near West St.  “The Glasgow Social Centre wants to open
up the new building that can facilitate your wonderfully imperfect
experiments in co-operation and mutual aid. The Social Centre is what
we make it and we would love for lots of people to get involved in
building towards a freer Glasgow.”

21:00-23:30 – Downstairs
The Absolutely Amazing Simply Smashing All-round Awesome…. QUIZ
Calling all quizspotters!
The Two Towers of Trivia, John and Iain, host the legendary Monday
Night quiz. Expect the bizarrely factual, coupled with near-unfeasible
levels of Yorkshireness. Be there, or be cube-shaped!

Tuesday June 7th 2011

12:00-13:00 – Main gate, University of Glasgow
Cut cakes not courses
We will make cakes, set up a stall at the main gate… and make people
aware of our campaign

13:00-17:00 – Upstairs
Clowning workshop
This is in preparation for the ‘Cuts are for Clowns’ event the next
day. Come along and improve your clowning skills!

17:30-18:00 – Downstairs
Campaign meeting
Quick campaign meeting – including discussing the action for the next
day – ‘Cuts are for clowns’

17:00-19:00 – Upstairs
Film screening – Encounter Point (organised by the Palestine Society)
“Encounter Point” moves beyond sensational and canned images to tell
the story of an Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a bereaved
Israeli mother and a wounded Palestinian bereaved brother who
sacrifice their safety, public standing and homes in order to press
for a grassroots movement for nonviolence and peace.

19:00-21:00 – Upstairs
My pleasure, my limits workshop
A workshop on good sex and good consent. There will be a open
discussion about having a positive attitude to sexuality. There will
also be a series of exercises to get you to think differently about

Wednesday June 8th 2011

Cuts are for clowns
The second action in our campaign against the cuts, building towards
the final decision by the Uni Court on 22nd June. Come along for the
rally urging Muscatelli to realise cuts are for clowns at 1pm. Meet at
the Free Hetherington at 12.30.

16:30-17:00 – Downstairs
Campaign meeting
Short update meeting – in particular discussing plans for the open day

17:00-19:00 – Upstairs
Occupation meeting

20:00-22:00 – Upstairs
Publicity working group
This is a meeting to help sort out what can go on our leaflets and posters etc.

Thursday June 9th 2011

16:30 – Downstairs
Brief campaign update meeting

17:00-19:00 – Upstairs
Inter Departmental Campaign meeting
A campaign organising meeting towards the anti-cuts demonstration on
the 22nd of June.  All welcome to ensure the demonstration is
inclusive and positive.

19:00-21:00 – Upstairs
The Glasgow Non-Philosophy Dept No. 2

Friday June 10th 2011
20:00-22:00 – Upstairs
Free Hetherington Zine Meeting – come along to get involved with this
awesome project

Saturday June 11th 2011
19:00 onwards Upstairs and Downstairs.
Social!  BYOB.  Music, good chat…
Upstairs – We have a projector – bring DVDs/storage devices with a
film you’d like to show and we can all decide on the evening what
we’ll watch.

All the time – come stop by 10am-2am every day to keep the occupiers
company, chat about the world, plan events and have a cup of tea. 🙂

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