Friday 16th March

16:30 – 18:00 If you liked school, you’ll love work! ACT
A critical look at formal education and our own experiences of learning. Week 2: How could we make these alternatives a reality? This workshop runs in three parts, THINK, PLAN and ACT.
17:30 – 19:00 University Development in Hulme
The huge MMU plans for most remaining local green space have been controversial. Hear different sides of the story and discuss what the future may hold.¬¬

18:00 – 19:00 Das Kapital reading group – think
Reading group session one: Why read Marx’s Kapital? Discussion and planning session.

18:30 – 20:00 Banner making to Reclaim the Night!
We invite you to join us this Saturday night to march through the city centre and reclaim the night! Come along on Friday to make banners and placards together, or just turn up on Saturday with homemade ones! On Saturday we will be meeting at Albert Square at 7:30.

What’s Reclaim the Night? Traditionally Reclaim the Night marches have been organised by feminist networks against rape and all other forms of male violence towards women. These marches offer a chance for all genders to come together to celebrate the feeling of walking freely in the streets without the fear of oppression or harassment.

Why the city centre? We invite you to march in the city centre where sexual harassment and sexual attacks against women are far too common. Women shouldn’t have to be afraid to walk through the city in the night time- perpetrators of sexual violence should!

Why reclaim the streets- and everything else? The city centre represents many other more banal forms of oppression… a capitalist melting pot where images of women’s bodies are plastered on the walls of shopping malls to sell commodities and make profit at the expense of those further down the supply chain, through shitty advertising campaigns; where public space and community is eaten up by retailers trying to sell back to us their over-polished and over-priced image of our reality. Don’t walk here, don’t sit there. Buy this, wear that. F**k off!
We believe that sexual liberation and gender equality can only ever be achieved in a free society. Capitalist patriarchy in all it’s forms must be resisted!

19:00 – 22:00 Hunt Sabs talk/film

22:00 – 2:00 Drum Music
Drum Music heads back to its roots, the well established Manchester collective are coming to the cafe, bringing us spoken word, hip-hop and reggae – All donations go to the OK Café, so we can set up a space for next time!

Drum Music represents a wide mix of styles and forms of music. We have made and broken a mould in creating a platform to showcase diversity in music at one event. At a Drum Music event you can experience music that was cut that week onto dub plate and music that has a history of hundreds of years.

Drum Music breaks down barriers and aims to include as many different people as possible. We seek to create an audience who wishes to broaden their musical understanding and isn’t afraid to discover unfamiliar sounds, both old and new.
Come at the OKcafe to feel the Drum Music.
This is a fundraiser event and donations will be asked at the door. Thankssssss

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