The Black Rose Centre is a new social centre project at 268 Verdon Street, established by the Sheffield Social Centre Collective. Like Social Centres in other towns this is an anti-capitalist space for people to get together to discuss ideas and take action for social change. It is also a space to share skills and food, run events and watch films in a non-commercial setting. This social centre is run without leaders (non-hierarchically) with a “safer spaces” policy that rejects racism, sexism, homophobia and all other forms of oppression. The Black Rose Centre is an alcohol and drug free space. We aim to make this space a practical example of what we can achieve when we work together.
If you have any ideas of events you would like to run in the space that fit with the principles of the project (or would like to get involved) please come along to our next general meeting – these happen every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.
What will be happening at The Black Rose Centre?
-Public meetings and discussion groups
-Bitfixit café, offering computer maintenance and free wi-fi
-Drop-in clinics for people having problems at work
-A radical library
The centre will be open until 10:30 in the evening.
Sheffield Social Centre | Website
Demonstrate outside the Bulgarian Embassy in solidarity with Jock Palfreeman the young Australian man who was set up by the Bulgarian police and criminal justice system after he stepped in to stop an attack on a young Roma in December 2007. Jock Palfreeman was sentenced in December 2007 to 20 years in Bulgaria's notorious Sofia Central Prison.
Meet 11am, Thursday 15th March 2012 at:
186-188 Queen's Gate,
Free Jock - Support site for Jock Palfreeman
One Night in Sofia - Australian documentary explaining the background, trial and imprisonment of Jock Palfreeman.
Forensics expert discusses Jocks' case - Interview with Professor Dave Barclay, forensics expert.
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