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February 2019

Medact Tyneside Monthly Meeting

February 4 @ 2:30 pm

Our next Tyneside meeting is on Monday afternoon 4 February 2.30 pm. Please email Elizabeth Waterston tyneside@medact.org for the address. We will be planning for the visit of Chuck Johnson Deputy Exec Director of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) in late March with a view to publicising and promoting the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, The UN endorsed a Treaty to Prohibit and eliminate Nuclear Weapons in early July. The Treaty has now been…

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Medact Migrant Solidarity Group meeting

February 13 @ 7:00 pm
The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square
London , N1 6HT
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The next meeting for the Medact Migrant Solidary Group (Medact-msg) is the 13th February at 7pm. We're looking forward to seeing some old faces and hopefully new too! Remember, additions to the agenda for the meeting are always welcome.    

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Air Pollution and Health in Bristol and Beyond: Awareness, Education and Action

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Lecture Theatre, St Michaels Hospital, Bristol, BS2 8EG Bristol, + Google Map

Air Pollution is the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK. Exposure to small particles and gases from fossil-fuel derived air pollution contributes to diseases such as cancer, stroke, heart disease, asthma and to around 40,000 early deaths each year in the UK alone. Join us for an evening about Air Pollution in Bristol with guest speakers from Environmental Protection UK, Friends of The Earth, Bristol Clean Air Alliance and others. 7pm on Thursday 21st February, Main Lecture…

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“Selling the military” – A critical discussion on military marketing strategies

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wesley’s Chapel & Leysian Mission, 49 City Road
London, EC1Y 1AU United Kingdom
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Please join us for an evening of discussion and exploration of our new report Selling the military: A critical analysis of contemporary recruitment marketing. The report is a joint project between Medact and ForcesWatch that analyses the way the armed forces market their careers to adolescents and young people. Throughout the evening we will review how military marketing campaigns create powerful messages that at times exploit developmental vulnerabilities and social inequality, risking the health and well-being of recruits. Chair Dr…

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Medact Scotland Group Meeting

February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Citizen M Hotel, Glasgow, 60 Renfrew St,
Glasgow, G23BW United Kingdom
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Join us for our next Medact Scotland meeting on Thursday 28th February at 7.30 in the Citizen M Hotel in Glasgow.  Please get in touch with Lesley if you have any questions - Scotland@medact.org

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March 2019

Medact Oxford meeting

March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
116-120 London Road, Headington, Oxfordshire, OX3 9AX

Join us for our next meeting on Wednesday March 6th, 6:30pm at Cafe Nero in Headington. 116-120 London Road, Headington, Oxfordshire, OX3 9AX We will come together to discuss our next steps for Medact Oxford in the upcoming year. Be in touch with questions oxford@medact.org

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Medact London March meeting

March 7 @ 7:00 pm
The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square
London , N1 6HT
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Join us on Thursday 7th March for our next London local group meeting. Join us as we continue to work on housing, homelessness, and creating plans for our campaigning in 2019. New people are welcome to join us. 7pm, The Medact Offices,The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square, Hoxton, London N1 6HT Email london@medact.org with any questions.

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PREVENT in the NHS – Medact Manchester

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University Place, University of Manchester, 176 Oxford Rd
Manchester, M13 9PL United Kingdom
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Join Medact Manchester for the next evening talk in our Medact lecture series. We are looking forward to hearing from Dr Tarek Younis, a cultural psychologist and Newton postdoctoral research fellow at UCL. He will be discussing his current project, which concentrates on the political responses of healthcare professionals to Prevent. Prevent is part of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy, and places a statutory duty on many professionals working in public services - including schools, universities and the NHS - to…

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Yemen needs us to come together

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Birmingham Council House, Committee rooms 3 & 4, Victoria Square
Birmingham, West Midlands County B1 1BB United Kingdom
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Are you someone who longs to see peace in Yemen? Do you want to know more about how you can be part of a peace movement? Join us for a free event to help create a safe environment and move towards peace in Yemen, by working together across our different view points. Register here  

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April 2019

Momentum Toward Nuclear Weapons Abolition and the Role of Nuclear Weapons States

April 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square
London , N1 6HT
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A lunch-time meeting with Chuck Johnson from the IPPNW to discuss the humanitarian and environmental threat posed by nuclear war, and what health professionals can do to demand change.

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Ensuring Universal Healthcare in the NHS: Advocacy tools in the context of migrant charging

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Medact, Docs Not Cops, and Health Professionals for Global Health to find out about the impact of NHS charging regulations on migrants and the role healthcare workers have in improving access to care for all. This event will launch the Patient’s not Passports Toolkit and showcase a variety of speakers who will discuss how the policy may directly contravene the principles of universal healthcare.

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Medact Bristol Meeting

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The next Medact Bristol general meeting will be held on Tuesday 9th April at 7pm at St Michael's Hospital in the ground floor meeting room. We will be taking a look at all we have achieved so far this year and looking ahead to further action. We will be discussing the next steps for both our Air Pollution and Refugee Healthcare Access work streams, and giving members the opportunity to bring their own ideas for campaigns to the table. We…

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