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Fri, 24 Feb



STRIKE Fundraiser

Join us for a night of readings and dancing! All proceeds go to the SOAS UCU Hardship Fund. TICKETS AT TOP OF LONG DESCRIPTION BELOW!

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STRIKE Fundraiser
STRIKE Fundraiser

Time & Location

24 Feb 2023, 19:30 – 25 Feb 2023, 02:30

London, 316 High Rd, London N15 4BP, UK

About the Event


Join us for a night of readings and dancing in support of striking UCU members at SOAS University!

All ticket sales go towards the SOAS UCU Hardship Fund to financially support workers during strike action. The hardship funds prioritises the lowest paid, most precarious and most vulnerable workers, who are often at the forefront of the fight for fair pay and conditions.

We have readings from poets and writers including:

Lola Olufemi (Experiments in Imagining Otherwise 2021, Feminism Interrupted 2020)

Victoria Adukwei Bulley (Quiet 2022)

Sarah Lasoye (Fovea / Ages Ago 2021)

Sita Balani (Deadly and Slick 2023)

Sarona Abuaker (Why so few women on the street at night 2021)

and Sophie Chauhan (On Curious Affinities forthcoming Hajar Press)







£5 minimum ticket. Pay what you can (unwaged). Further donations to SOAS UCU encouraged. Cash donations on the door welcome.

Workers across the UK Higher Education Sector are striking for 18 days over February and March in disputes over pay, conditions and pensions.Across universities, workers’ pay has been cut, pensions have been slashed, workloads are spiralling, gender, race and disability pay gaps remain scandalously high, and tens of thousands of staff are employed on insecure contracts - all in a sector that generates tens of billions of pounds each year.

SOAS UCU Members are participating in the wave of industrial action across the UK to save higher education. See more about the strikes at SOAS and how to support striking staff at the SOAS UCU website - direct donations at the website also welcome!

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