Alt-Sheff Events The guide to Sheffield's radical, alternative, ethical business and groups Protest at Morton Hall Immigration Detention Centre Sat 28 Apr 2018, Lincolnshire *** 4 people have died at Morton Hall detention centre in the last year. 25% of people detained there are "at high risk" of self-harm. Read the report in the Daily Mirror "No one listened now 4 are dead". SYMAAG (South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group) have recently submitted detailed evidence to the Home Affairs Committee investigation into immigration detention regarding Morton Hall (Swinderby, Lincolnshire, the nearest to us in South Yorkshire). People detained at Morton Hall welcome protests and displays of solidarity with them. As SYMAAG left a protest in 2017 one man shouted "Thanks for coming, get it out there, tell people whats happening in here". You can read reports of previous protests via the SYMAAG website. Join protesters from all over the UK to demand "Shut Down Morton Hall". There is a limited number of places in cars from Sheffield and Barnsley. If you have not already reserved a place, please contact Manuchehr at SYMAAG by Wednesday 25th. See Facebook event page for more detailsSYMAAG Reading group: "Social Reproduction Theory" Thu 26 Apr 2018, 7.30pm, The Bath Hotel, 66 Victoria St. S3 7QL *** Informal discussion of "Social Reproduction Theory: Remapping Class, Recentering Oppression" edited by Tithi Bhattacharya [2017], a book of self-contained essays. This session will cover chapter 6.The group always welcomes new members interested in reading and discussing political books, from a variety of left-wing and anti-capitalist viewpoints. This meeting is in the ground floor side-room in the Bath Hotel. Charles Dowding: No-Dig Organic Gardening Thu 26 Apr 2018, 6-8pm, The Diamond Lecture Theatres, 32 Leavygreave Rd. S3 7RD *** Charles Dowding has led the field of organic no-dig growing for 35 years, challenging common gardening myths and misconceptions. He has proven that you can achieve plentiful yields year-round, with less weeds, while improving soil health. He has produced numerous articles, books and a YouTube channel and appeared on the BBC. This talk will be followed by a Q&A with Charles and signed books will be for sale. Part of Festival of Debate 2018, in association with Regather & Urban Institute. Tickets free from the link below.Regather Should We Give Money to People Who Beg? Thu 26 Apr 2018, 6-8pm, The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane S1 4FW *** We can all agree that in an ideal world begging should not exist, but we can’t agree on whether we should give money to people who ask for it on our streets. Come and have your say and hear opinions for and against giving money to beggars. Hear from people who have begged and people who work with beggars.Part of Festival of Debate 2018, in association with Roundabout. Tickets free from the link below, BUT please note: all free tickets for this event have now been allocated. Please email if you would like to be added to the ticket waiting list.Tickets for Good An Economic System for the Future Fri 27 Apr 2018, 6.30, Union Street, 18-20 Union St. S1 2JP *** Advances in AI and robotics will destroy many paid jobs in the coming decades with potentially catastrophic effects on society. Various ideas for reforming the economic system could help us survive this forthcoming revolution, these include a Universal Basic Income and IOUnet - an exchange system where citizens create their own credit. The speaker for the evening will be Simon Thorpe, who is Research Director at CNRS in Toulouse.Part of Festival of Debate 2018, in association with Positive Money. Tickets free from the link below.Tickets for Good Any Questions: On Radical & Practical Approaches to Society Fri 27 Apr 2018, 7.30pm, Freeman College, Sterling Works, 88 Arundel St. S1 2NG *** A panel of seven experienced social activists, entrepreneurs and a Green politician answer questions about how we can re-envision society and find practical solutions to rebalancing society for human dignity, the planet and the common good.Part of Festival of Debate 2018. Tickets on a "Pay As You Feel" basis from the link below.Tickets for Good Sheffield Environment Weeks Sat 28 Apr to Sun 10 Jun 2018, various locations *** Sheffield Environment Weeks features events ranging from talks on a range of subjects, to projects like urban agriculture and wildlife conservation. For full details see the timetable on the website.The main activity in 2018 runs from Saturday 28th April to Sunday 10th June, but other events go on all year round.Sheffield Environment Weeks Our Mel Presents: Celebrating Women of Colour Sun 29 Apr 2018, 4-7pm, Showroom Workstation Creative Lounge *** Our Mel in collaboration with Nadia Jama (BAME Officer Central CLP) presents Celebrating Women of Colour. This event is an opportunity to hear about the personal journeys, challenges and achievements of women of colour within the community. It will include a short film screening, stalls, nibbles and drinks.Part of Festival of Debate 2018, in association with Our Mel. Tickets on a "Pay As You Feel" basis from the link below.Tickets for Good Training 1: Video Editing for Social Media Campaigns Mon 30 Apr 2018, 6.30-9:30pm, Union Street, 18-20 Union St. S1 2JP *** A workshop for activists and campaign groups who are interested in up-skilling themselves to create better digital content for their campaigns or causes. These sessions will cover the basics of Premiere Pro, giving people the confidence to edit their own videos and further explore this powerful editing platform. Price includes a follow-up workshop to be arranged after each session listed in the brochure. Attendees will need to bring their own computer.Part of Festival of Debate 2018. Tickets £15 Waged/Free Unwaged from the link below.Tickets for Good