Saturday saw a great morning workshop with Julie-Ann Lyons from LGBT Youth, looking at how to safely challenge misconceptions, stereotypes and misunderstandings. Great information from Julie-Ann and some fascinating discussions about how this information could be used as the “MOOL in Schools” project gets underway.
Get involved: we’re in the early stages of developing a programme spreading the message of MOOL in schools and other local community settings. The more the merrier – so if you’re interested in getting involved email email@example.com
Pop in to the MOOL Pop-Up shop in Moniaive and grab yourself some bargains. Open now and over the weekend to coincide with Moniaive Folk Festival, there’s loads of vintage and second-hand clothing to rummage through – and the usual MOOL vibe to hang out with.
Artisan friends, assemble! Tell your chums too. This event will be held at The Y Centre, Lochside Road, Dumfries. It’s a fun festival to give all the community an excuse to come together and celebrate!
There’s a special offer in place if you book a table and take a sponsorship deal too. Get in touch for more details.
MOOL are holding a Community Peace Festival at The Y Centre, Lochside, Dumfries to celebrate Eid al Fitr (the end of Ramadan) and we’d love you to join us. This free, family event is open to all, and a whole load of fun is set to be had. More details as the event evolves, but please get in touch if you can help our or have a great idea!
Exact times and details tbc. See our posts for updates.
We’re aware this is also Eden weekend so lots of you will have prior commitments but please keep us in your thoughts and share, share, share!
Want to help? We are looking for cooks, entertainers, stewards, runners, sponsors and folk willing to just roll up their sleeves and get stuck in to set up, de-rig and help the day run smoothly! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can lend a hand!
Email out: the digital PDF of the newsletter is small enough to be sent by email – simply download and attach it. If you’re sending to people who don’t know each other, do remember to put their email addresses in the “bcc” field.
Our very own Mama MOOL was invited onto Alive FM 107.3 last Friday to chat with Totally Tabi about MOOL – from its foundations to its current form. There was great chat and some great tunes – some suggested by the MOOLigans themselves – so why not have a listen and a boogie?!
Our EPIC partners The Brink are continuing their journey and had an interesting encounter which sparks many questions around freedom of movement:
“That’s us left Guatemala! Nice easy cycle down to the coast and the sweltering heat, got to the border where we were initially told we had to turn back to Mexico to renew our Central American visa. Eventually, we got someone to agree that we could enter so we now have 7 days to get to the capital to renew it there.
We can’t help but wonder what that interaction would have been like if we had say a Columbian passport…
Watch this space as we will begin editing all the material we have gathered in beautiful Guatemala this week and releasing videos and articles in the following days and weeks. So much beauty in this land and some fascinating perspectives on borders and migration which we had not encountered before.
Also looking forward to what views we might collect here in El Salvador since we are now entering the heart of Central America and the first of the two Central American countries where most migrants are travelling from.”
Find out more on their website (above) or FB page The Brink