We aim to shine a light on Palestine – its people, history, culture and society – through showing compelling and thought-provoking films that are not readily available to general audiences in and around Leeds.
The Association of Blind Asians is a city wide charitable organisation for people with visual impairments. ABA is a culturally diverse group which has been running since 1989. At ABA we provide people with visually impairment the support they need to manage their condition so they can live independent and fulfilling lives.
Left Unity is a new political party, founded because the main parties all support the policies they call ‘austerity’: deep cuts in public spending designed to destroy the social and economic gains working people have made over many decades. Left Unity stands for equality and justice. It is socialist, feminist, environmentalist, anti-racist and against all forms of discrimination.
The International Committee for Rehabilitation Aid to Afghanistan is a UK-based non-profit charitable organisation seeking to aid repatriation and recovery programmes in Afghanistan and, in particular, for Afghan refugees in Pakistan, who have been displaced by over three decades of war.
The Labour Party is a democratic socialist party. It believes that by the strength of our common endeavour we achieve more then we achieve alone so as to create for each of us the means to realise our true potential and for all of us a community in which power, wealth and opportunity are in the hands of the many not the few, where the rights we enjoy reflect the duties we owe, and where we live together, freely, in a spirit of solidarity, tolerance and respect.
COGS is an independent community development organisation that supports communities, and public & voluntary sector agencies that work in and with communities. COGS believes in communities having more power and influence over decisions that affects their lives.
COGS can offer policy and practice development in the areas of community engagement, community action research and community development. Training, community and event facilitation, project and organisation development can be done on a consultancy or contract basis.
An independent film production company, run by a women's collective. Founded in 1978 to make and distribute short animated films with a message. Also screenings, workshops, stalls, equipment hire, etc.
We are a small but friendly group of people, made up of a mixed group of people from different backgrounds who campaign for animals who are used and abused in the vivisection laboratories, factory farms, zoos, circuses, hunted and used for fur.
Homeworkers Worldwide supports homeworkers in their struggle for rights and recognition. Homeworkers are mainly women who do paid work at home. Their work is low paid, they have no employment rights or social protection and are rarely recognised as workers.
We support grassroots organising projects, campaign for retailers to improve conditions for homeworkers in their supply chains and lobby for international regulation to strengthen the rights of homeworkers and other informal workers.
Sometimes a commune, sometimes an intentional community and sometimes just housemates, eating together and running the houses together. Our two big old houses with big gardens in Chapeltown keep us very busy.
Through urban orchards, we hope to strengthen communities, improve wellbeing and build resilience. We're dedicated to creating inspiring cities swathed in trees, providing beautiful blossom and tasty fruit, everywhere.
#notwestminster is a network for everyone who has something positive to say about local democracy and for anyone who is up for a challenge. We host an annual event for local democracy advocates and we run Local Democracy Maker Days where we work together to build and test new ways of doing democracy, with digital.
Leeds Coalition Against the War was formed as part of the national Stop the War Coalition in 2001 to oppose the government's so-called 'war on terror'. It stands against war, against racism and in defence of civil liberties.
Oblong is a Leeds based community development charity whose purpose is to help people and their communities flourish.
Our main areas are volunteering opportunities for disadvantaged adults, running Woodhouse Community Centre which has rooms for hire for both community groups and private events. We deliver 'Head Space', mental wellbeing sessions in the community.
The IWW is a grassroots and democratic union where members support each other through solidarity against exploitation we face as workers, tenants and claimants. The action we take is decided at the grassroots level and our (low) membership fees are not spent on highly paid union officials or political party donations. We are a radical union that aim is to see society re-organised to meet the interests of all people, and not just shareholders and corporations. We welcome new members to branch meetings.
Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS) is an interdisciplinary centre that brings together scholars with an active interest in Africa from across different schools and faculties at the University of Leeds in order to promote African Studies at the University and in the city of Leeds.
We campaign for a decent system of social security for all, and against benefit cuts, sanctions, attacks on benefits rights of those with long-term illness or disability; mandatory "treatments" and other inappropriate "work related activities", including substitution of paid jobs with unpaid labour of claimants; low pay and insecure work conditions; attacks on social housing; age discrimination and discrimination based on nationality in the welfare system.
This group aims to set up a committee to start an alternative provision free school in Leeds. This provision will target the NEETS young people, those not engaging in mainstream education, young offenders and those to be sent to a PRU.
A national Facebook Community Group for ANY Greenbelt campaigners to post & share facts, points of law, problems, issues, events - anything that might help us to help each other - saving research time too - in our shared purpose to SAVE our precious British greenbelt from the greedy grasp of housing developers.
We promote individual wellbeing and social inclusion through active engagement in the arts, by bringing together people with learning disabilities and associated physical and sensory impairments alongside others in the community who have, or wish to develop, an active involvement in the arts.
Rawdon Greenbelt Action Group (RGAG) is a committee of local people eager to retain the special character of Rawdon and Cragg Wood, and will be opposing ANY development to the greenbelt (or that greenbelt which has recently become re-designated as PAS) that is within the boundaries of Rawdon, including Cragg Wood Conservation Area.
The Headingley Festival of Ideas is all about creative ideas which may or may not lead to something. The Festival is planned and organised by a group of local volunteers who are now starting to put together a programme for October 2015. We are interested in any local people and organisations that would like to take part by hosting, sponsoring and organising events.
Carbon Conversations Groups offer a supportive group experience that helps people overcome the psychological barriers to taking action on the climate emergency. The groups are based on an understanding of how people can change their habits and behaviour and the experience frees people to take action by connecting to their values, emotions and identity.
Many participants reduce their CO2 emissions by 1 tonne immediately and make plans for wider social and political actions.
Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
PAFRAS works with refugees, asylum seekers and the wider community to counter the effects of enforced destitution on vulnerable migrants.
Our work has three main strands:
- providing immediate humanitarian relief;
- long-term support, advice and advocacy aimed at assisting service users to make lasting improvements to their situations;
- raising awareness and campaigning locally and nationally on issues affecting our service users.
We are an environmental volunteering centre in Kirkstall, Leeds. The site used to be a rhubarb farm, now we have a community café and garden, a woodwork shop, barn and classroom. We provide a wide range of volunteering opportunities for everyone, and we specialise in working with adults who need a bit of extra help to get their lives back on track.