The Summat will also feature a bustling marketplace of multi-varied activities and stalls. They will include the following… (Hover over the name for further info on what they’ll be doing on the day.)
Find out about volunteering opportunities with organisations including the Leeds Volunteer Centre (www.val.org.uk) and the Refugee Council (www.refugeecouncil.org.uk). As well as offering volunteering opportunities, Leeds Action to Create Homes (www.latch.org.uk) will also be doing interactive activities.
The Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds team ( SARSVL ; www.supportafterrapeleeds.org.uk) will be sharing info and seeking volunteers; and the British Red Cross (www.redcross.org.uk) will also be there, offering first aid learning, promoting their work on humanitarian education and supporting local communities, and recruiting volunteers.
On food and health, there’ll be Nurture (the new social enterprise arm of St George’s Crypt) selling plants and fresh veg; Leeds Vegetarian and Vegan society ; advice and info from Healthy Living Network Leeds , Women’s Health Matters , and Leeds Vision Consortium. Sign up to Keep Our NHS Public campaign; the Hyde Park gardening project bringing unused garden spaces into food-growing; enjoy hands-on therapy from In Touch Massage & Holistic Therapies ; Swarthmore Education Centre’s well-being taster sessions; and beauty treatments from Hooner Kelah.
Representing the environment (!) will be Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth , the Leeds Alliance for Green Socialism , Leeds Green Party , Kirklees Campaign against Climate Change, recycling social enterprise SilenceBreakers, the Ethical Property Company , LILAC (the UK’s first ecological, affordable, straw bale co-housing project – in Leeds!), and Greenbean Cars environmentally friendly taxis.
To discuss or learn about peace and nonviolence, join the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FoR); find out about the Quakers’ ‘Building Peace in Diverse Britain’ programme; or connect with Peacetalks Yorkshire (part of the Prem Rawat Foundation).
For campaigns and social action, choose from Abolition UK , promoting debate about the death penalty; the Leeds Oxfam Group promoting their GROW food security campaign; Leeds Palestine Solidarity campaign ; Leeds Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT); The Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases ; Yorkshire CND ; Christian Aid’s campaign for global tax justice; City of Sanctuary promoting a culture of hospitiality; Reclaim the Night’s march on 3rd December; and the RSA’s diverse and influential movement for social change. Find out about cooperatives with Cornerstone and others; Peacetalks Yorkshire; more locally, the Friends of Leeds Kirkgate Market ; Leeds Animal Protection ; and the Activ8 international youth development organisation.
There will also be a range of activities exploring the world of refugees and asylum, including an actual Fresh Claims Asylum Drop In with lawyers from the Manuel Bravo Project .
For history, join Leeds Museums and Galleries, telling the history of Leeds in partnership with the ‘Leeds On Trial’ drama project; and the Thackray Museum on the history of medicine.
Make up your mind about the EU with Europe Direct Leeds.
For gifts, there’ll be the opportunity to buy amazing statues from the extraordinary Kafunda Learning Village ; books from independent, green, radical Radish Bookshop ; African-Caribbean arts from Carol Sorhaindo ; ethically made handbags from Aura Que ; fair-trade goods from Beehive ; and from So What all you need for the Maori dance of Poi! And SLATE sells sell quality unused and second hand furniture at bargain prices.
Last but certainly not least, for sports, Republica Internationale FC will be holding interactive sports activities, representing the campaigns they support (including Kick it Out and the White Ribbon Campaign), and promoting the international Freedom Through Football initiative.