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The informal World at Lunch discussion group continues every Thursday 1pm to 2pm when there is not a Special. 

Gown meets Town - Wednesday 20th June 7pm to 8:30pm 

Refugee Entrepreneurship in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey - Dr Haya Al-Dajani,  an Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship at the Plymouth Business School (Univeristy of Plymouth) will discuss how refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey utilise entrepreneurship to conserve their cultural heritage and enhance their resilience. 

Venue: Exeter Community Centre

 20 06 18 Potting - Jordon

Devon Globe Trotters - Saturday 23rd June 7pm to 10pm

New Year in the West Bank - Jean will talk about her recent experinesces in Palestine. She was one of three Ecumenical Accompaniers who provided an international presence over New Year in the tiny village of Yanoun, not far from Nablus. She then spent some days in Bethlehem - a period which included the Orthodox Christmas - and was able to see something of the Ethiopian Orthodox celebration of Christmas.

Cost £10 to include drinks and nibbles - contact DDE to book a place dde@globalcentredevon.org.uk or 01392-438811 

Venue: Kennford

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World at Lunch - Thursday 28th June 1pm to 2pm 

Return to Uganda - Ravi and Jashee Nathwani will talk about their recent trip to Uganda where they both grew up - but left 45years ago. While there, they opened the hostel for visually impaired students at Katente West Primary School, a Food for Thought School.

Venue: Exeter Community Centre

 28 06 18 Hostel

Fairtrade Fortnight

The resources used at the Fairtrade Schools Conferences and other events may be downloaded ...

Why buying Fairtrade Tea is important - Victor and Esther explain the impact

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Human Rights Defenders in Central America

If you were unable to hear Martin Mowforth's talk on 15th March, here are some links to organisations he referenced ...

ENCA - the Environmental Network for Central America - www.enca.org.uk   Anyone who wishes to support or join ENCA can do so by contacting me by email on mmowforth@plymouth.ac.uk 

PBI - Peace Brigades International - www.peacebrigades.org.uk  can be contacted at admin@peacebrigades.org.uk  

COPINH, the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Peoples of Honduras, has a website (in Spanish) at www.copinh.org/ 

The GHRC (Guatemala Human Rights Commission) can be found at www.ghrc-usa.org/ 

Also Martin Mowforth's book The Violence of Development: Resource Depletion, Environmental Crises and Human Rights Abuses in Central America has a website (www.theviolenceofdevelopment.com ) which has regular monthly updates on the environmental and development situation in Central America. When you open up the website, there is an option to subscribe (free) to receive the monthly update a\rticles to your email address. There are only 3 or 4 items added each month, so the monthly update does not fill your Inbox.

 

The Crisis in Yemen 

You may be interested in the following blogs ..

British weapons in Yemen: the human cost and the UK’s national interest - Control Arms blog by Ben Donaldson, Head of Campaigns, UNA-UKUN

Powerhouse? - Huffington Post blog by Natalie Samarasinghe, Executive Director, UNA-UK

Global Britain? - Medium blog by Ben Donaldson, Head of Campaigns, UNA-UK

If you did not manage to come to Ross Porter's talk on Yemen on 31st January, here are some video links Ross has provided which will provide a bit of background to the current situation. 

Peaceful anti-government, pro-democracy demonstration in Sana'a on Tuesday 1st March 2011. 

MSF hospital in Yemen hit by air strike - Al Jezeera 15th August 2016

Yemen on the brink of starvation - BBC News 21st September 2016 

How the Saudi Blockade is Starving Yemen - New York Times 19th December 2017 

UK Government attacked over £4.6bn arms sales to Saudi Arabia -  BBC News 29th November 2017

Also a report by Campaign Against Arms Trade - A Shameful Relationship - UK Complicity in Saudi State Violence 

 

Hola Perú and Take Mali - helping you deliver the National Curriculum 2014

DDE’s innovative multi-media resources Hola Perú and Take Mali (developing intercultural understanding at KS2  and 3 through Spanish or French, Geography and Global Citizenship) can help you deliver the National Curriculum 2014 in new and inspiring ways. Read how one school in Torbay has been using Hola Perú... 

Order your copies of Hola Perú and Take Mali here... 

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Gown meets Town
Jun 20, 2018
Devon Globe Trotters
Jun 23, 2018
World at Lunch
Jun 28, 2018

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