Here’s our second monthly round-up of local events and protests for Pompey campaigners and activists. If you have an event, protest or campaign meeting you want to share, let us know on Facebook or Twitter. Listings compiled by Paris Ali-Pilling and Sarah Cheverton.
Portsmouth Climate Festival Taster Afternoon (Wed 10th Nov. 12.45pm – 3.30pm)
The University of Portsmouth is inviting all year 12 and 13 students to see how their favourite subjects are tackling climate change as part of Portsmouth Climate Festival. Find out more information here.
Portsmouth SWP public meeting: From anger to revolution – how do we change the world? (Wed 10th Nov, 7.30-9pm)
Join the Socialist Workers Party at Southsea Community Centre as Jon Woods explores what history tells us about the process of revolution and what we need to do to avoid the mistakes of the past. A discussion will follow on whether revolution can offer a way replace capitalism with a system that puts people and plant before profit. Find out more here.
Cllr Charlotte Gerada: Critical Mass: How we can make Portsmouth more cycling friendly (Thur 11th Nov, 6.30pm – 8pm)
Join Cllr Charlotte Gerada as part of the Portsmouth Climate Change Festival. The event will be held at St Margaret’s Community Church Hall and feature a panel discussion with local cycling experts followed by a Q&A. Residents are invited to take part in a mapping exercise and to share information on where areas can be improved upon. Find more information here.
The woos and woes of Wikipedia – An opportunity for skeptical activism or a conspiratory club? (Thur 11th Nov, 6.45pm – 9pm)
University of Portsmouth: Climate Festival Closing Event (Fri 12th Nov, 6pm – 9pm)
Join the University as they close the climate festival with a Q&A session with a panel of experts on what happened during COP26 and what that means for climate action in Portsmouth. Find more information here and here.
Catherine House – Student Accommodation Portsmouth: World Kindness Day (Sat 13th Nov – 16th Nov, 8pm)
Catherine House will be celebrating World Kindness Day over a three day period and students are invited to write words of kindness about their peers in the accommodation which will be displayed at reception for all to see. This is a student only event. Find more information here.
Friends Without Borders, Portsmouth and Portsmouth City of Sanctuary Autumnal Walk (Sat 13th Nov, 11am)
Repair Café Portsmouth (Sat 20th Nov, 10.30am – 1pm)
Extinction Rebellion Southsea, weekly ONLINE meeting (Weds 24th Nov, 7pm – 8pm)
All are welcome at XR Southsea’s online weekly meeting, via Zoom, where you can join a vibrant discussion on ideas for new actions to highlight the climate crisis. Find out more here.
Skeptics in the Pub, ONLINE: Thinking Better: The Art of the Shortcut (Thurs 25th Nov, 6.45pm – 9pm)
Join Professor Marcus du Sautoy as he shares the fantastic shortcuts that mathematics has come up with over the last two thousand years to get to you to your destination in the most efficient and fastest manner, hosted by a coalition of UK SitP groups, including our very own here in Portsmouth. Find more information here.
Extinction Rebellion Southsea, weekly ONLINE meeting (Weds 1st Dec, 7pm – 8pm)
All are welcome at XR Southsea’s online weekly meeting, via Zoom, where you can join a vibrant discussion on ideas for new actions to highlight the climate crisis. Find out more at their website or Facebook page.
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