OWW events in Aberdeen, 14 October – 5 November 2017

 

Although there is a particular theme, any event that broadly fits in with the ethos of OWW is welcomed – global justice, peace, celebrating diversity of culture and faith etc. See the website (http://www.oneworldweek.org/), Contact Nigel Dower (co-ordinator): email: n.dower@abdn.ac.uk.

(In Aberdeen we include anything within the three week period 14 October to 5 November).

 

Thursday 19th October 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm, Aberdeen Arts Centre, 33 King Street AB24 5AA

Shape Your Community Event

In September and October the Co-op is holding 20 Shape your Community events across the UK and we’d love you to join us. We want to hear what you think about the things we should campaign on, what you’d do to improve your community and give us your ideas about what we could do to help. For instance, if the Co-op is to fly the flag for Fair Trade, then Members & customers have to attend these events to let Co-op know what they think.

The Coop Engagement Team, Aberdeen. Further details are available from: https://www.co-operativememberevents.coop/coop_ems/event-details.aspx?object.id=a217a1ed-6a57-4e42-848e-0334905a9874. Registration is required either by phone or Internet (Contact Number: 0800 023 4708)  Contact: Peter Kennedy: peter.kennedy@gmx.co.uk

 

Monday 23rd October, 2017, 6.00 pm,  Room MR051, MacRobert Building, King Street, Old Aberdeen All welcome

Lewis Macdonald, MSP & Convener of the Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on International Development, will give the John Forster Memorial Lecture:

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Scotland’s International Development Strategy’

Aberdeen University Centre for Global Development (CGD) and Aberdeen for a Fairer World (AFW). Contact: Nigel Dower: n.dower@abdn.ac.uk

 

Thursday 26th October, 7.00 pm, New Kings Room 11, University of Aberdeen, Kings College

Andy Hinton, Aberdeen and District CND speaks on The United Nations General Assembly resolution to ban nuclear weapons’

On Friday 7th July the UN passed this historic resolution. Andy Hinton was one of six Scottish CND delegates to attend the meeting, and will reflect on his experience of this and on its consequences.

United Nations Association Aberdeen & Aberdeen University MUN Society (Model United Nations). Contact: Julia Leichnitz: julialeichnitz@googlemail.com; Penny Wells: penelopewells@btinternet.com

 

Sunday 29th October 11.00 am, Aberdeen Unitarian Church Centre, 43A Skene Terrace All welcome

Interfaith service on the theme of “Good Neighbours – my world depends on us”

Aberdeen Interfaith Group (AIFG) in conjunction with Aberdeen Unitarian Church. Contact: Caroline Cormack cormacksofcults@hotmail.co.uk

 

Sunday 29th October 1.00 pm, Aberdeen Unitarian Church Centre, 43A Skene Terrace All welcome

Interfaith meal – lunch will be provided, but those attending are encouraged to bring non-perishable food to contribute to the Food Bank which CFine organises. At 1.30 pm Dave Simmers, CEO from CFine is coming to do a talk on their work.

Aberdeen Interfaith Group (AIFG) in conjunction with Aberdeen Unitarian Church. Contact: Caroline Cormack cormacksofcults@hotmail.co.uk

 

OWW 2017 in Aberdeen marks our gratitude to John Forster who sadly died on 7th July 2014 and whose great enthusiasm and commitment lay behind the revival of Aberdeen’s contribution to OWW in the last six years