Aberthaw’s Choking Us – kicking coal at Kebele Dinner

Sunday 15 January 2017
6.30pm @ Kebele Dinner
Kebele Social Centre (14 Robertson Road, Easton, Bristol)

Weekly dinner at Kebele Social Centre followed by discussion on Aberthaw Power Station in South Wales and the forthcoming public demo on Saturday 28 Jan with communities affected by opencast coal mining.

https://reclaimthepower.org.uk/endcoalnow/aberthaw/public-demo/

Followed by a performance of Buried Sunshine by Coal Action Network – voices from the front lines of coal extraction in Colombia.

http://coalaction.org.uk/buried-sunshine/

Cafe re-opens Sunday 8th January

The cafe’s going to close for the next couple of Sundays and will be open again on Sunday 8th January. If you’re up for being on the rota any time in January, email us at kebelecafe@riseup.net and we’ll put you on the rota!

White Allyship 101: Strategies for collective liberation

white-allyshipThis workshop will be a collective exploration into ideas about ‘power’ and ‘privilege’ in a safe space. We will consider and discuss the importance of considering these concepts when confronting oppression in the world and in ourselves. This is an important framework to build upon in order to explore specific tools for White Allyship.

Some questions we will explore are:
·        What privileged positions do we have and how can we can
address these when carrying out social justice work?

·        How can we stand with others that face oppression that we
haven’t experienced?

White Allyship is a concept that is being increasingly referred to in
the social justice world. In this workshop, we will explore what White Allyship is, how it operates and why it’s important to understand and cultivate in the world today. Our focus will be to provide strategies for community and self directed learning to develop the sustainable, life-long work of being an Ally to people of colour.

I invite you to participate in a culture of unlearning, sharing,
“calling in” and kindness. The workshop is open to people of all racial backgrounds.

Practicalities:
The workshop will take place on Tuesday 21st February, 6.30 to 9.30pm, in Kebele Social Centre, 14 Robertson Road, Easton, Bristol, BS5 6JY.

As it is unfunded, we are charging £10-20, depending on what you can afford, which we will collect by paypal or in cash on the day. This will pay for the room and for the workshop facilitator’s time. If you would like to attend, please sign up on Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/white-allyship-101-strategies-for-collective-liberation-tickets-30166612149

Please book quickly, as places are limited and they are going fast!

Benefit night 16.09.16: Bristol Solidarity Network

Fundraiser DJ night at Kebele for Bristol Solidarity Network (https://network23.org/bristolsolnet/)

DJs:

Wreck it Richy and Rotting Gazza play ska and reggae.
Kid Gog and Pip Bin play mash up and jungle.
Kebele Sound Collective PA.

Come along and bring some friends. Please share on your networks.Party with purpose!
£3 on the door. All proceeds to Bristol Solidarity Network:
8pm – midnight. See ya there.

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Film and cafe night 15.09.16

Cafe from 7pm, serving up a delicious vegan dinner.

Film showing “The hidden cost of patriarchy”, this Thursday 15th September. 7.30pm start. 8.30pm discussion of film.

Please note, the film contains references to sexual violence.local-tshirt-patriarchy-d001003587179

Wednesday Art Group (6:30pm-8:45pm, 15th June – 13th July)

A friendly supportive art class open to all. Each week we base the sessions around a particular medium for example this could be drawing,collage, painting or printing, to give a focus for the class. We aim to encourage a playful, experimental approach to being creative. Sessions are relaxed with people working in their own way and at their own pace.

There is no cost for the class only donations for tea and hot drinks, which are provided by Kebele. Check out our Facebook page “Kebele Art Class” to see some of the work that has been made.

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Lift to Reclaim The Power camp this weekend

End Coal Now looks set to be UK’s biggest ever mass action targeting an opencast mine, just an hour’s drive from Bristol. There’ll be a mini bus leaving from outside Kebele on Robertson rd in Bristol this Sunday 1st May. Departure times at 10am and again at 3.30pm. Email frackfreebristol@gmail.com to book a place.

There’ll be a camp squatted in South Wales to give people a space to prepare.

Saturday: set up and a performance about Columbian resistance: Buried Sunshine.

Sunday: wildlife and local history walk, community banner making, Plenary with speakers from Bangladesh and frontline campaigns and tunes from KELD and Sieze the Day.

Monday: workshops on everything from action training to updates on biofuels, fuel poverty, aviation expansion to bike maintenance and hands on renewables. Followed by a Plenary with workers from Port Talbot Steel a ceilidh and a screening of the Miners Strike documentary: Still the Enemy within.

Tuesday: we mass tresspass on the coal mine and shut it down. Subsequent celebrations kicked off by Bolshy.

Wednesday: Celebration and tat do Mini bus leaving Bristol on Sunday 1st May at 10am and again at 3.30pm, picking up outside Kebele on Robertson rd in Easton. Email frackfreebristol@gmail.com to book a place.

For more information about the camp see: http://reclaimthepower.org.uk/endcoalnow/logistics/ and http://reclaimthepower.org.uk/endcoalnow/programme/