On Human Rights Day 2021: I have seen peace by Loraine Masiya Mponela
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I have seen peace by Loraine Masiya Mponela
I cry for justice
and equal rights
the right to be treated fairly
in front of the lawContinue reading “The Power of Art”
SNN Signatory organisation atdfourthworlduk: Loraine read her poem ‘I own nothing’ at ATD’s Online Anti-Poverty Poetry Jam on 17th October 2021 in recognition of the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
Little Amal’s Walk: Start with Hope, change will follow: https://www.goodchance.org.uk/stories/2021/10/4/little-amals-uk-plans-revelead
Amare has invited Little Amal to visit The Hague from 15 to 21 November 2021 and will welcome her as a special guest at the Open Festival on 19, 20 and 21 November.
“After the immense welcome Little Amal has received from so many thousands of people across the 8000km of The Walk, her visit to The Hague – city of Peace and Justice – is an important next step in the new journey and the new life of Little Amal. As Amare itself begins a new journey and a new life, it is right that Amal should open this new centre of art and welcome.” – Amir Nizar ZuabiContinue reading “Start with Hope, Change will follow”
Here is a poetry reading to kickstart Refugee Week 2021 (3 mins)
by Loraine Masiya Mponela
Updated 10 January 2021: Poetry and Settled Status for All: An Anthology is now available.
Edited by Ambrose Musiyiwa and introduced by Claudia Webbe, Member of Parliament for Leicester East, Poetry and Settled Status for All presents 114 poems and short prose pieces from 97 writers from around the world exploring themes that include lived experience of migration, refugee and undocumented migrant experiences, and the hostile environment.Continue reading “‘Poetry and Settled Status for All’”
This years’ national Refugee Week theme is IMAGINE. Below is a taste of reality for one of our network members, Loraine Mponela through poetry ‘God I Love My Son’ and a video as an element of the We Are Maokwo ‘Imagine, my reality‘ project.
LAURA NYAHUYE who made the video below says: I listened to several audios and watched several videos from the content that we collated. We collated information in various languages. The audios that kept coming back to me was Loraine Masiya Mponelas audio. Loraine shared about her role as a leader/chairperson with Coventry Asylum and Refugee Action Group – CARAG https://www.carag.co.uk during COVID 19. The need to adjust and interact via zoom, searching for funding and supporting the A to Z needs of others. For example, phone credit, internet, housing, mental health, wellbeing, food to mention a few. Amid all this Loraine was/is worried about her health. While worrying for her health she is worried about her son whom she has been separated from for 9 years.Continue reading “Imagine my reality: God I Love My Son”