Refugee Week – Events in June 2022

Refugee Week: https://refugeeweek.org.uk/


Updated 28 June 2022: On the 29th [9 to 10am] and 30th June [9.30 to 10.30am] 2022, Refugees for Justice will be at Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL 

to support their member challenging Home Secretary to have an public, transparent, and impartial inquiry into the situation of moving asylum seekers into hotels during the pandemic, which led to the Park-inn tragedy, 6 people were stabbed including a police officer and 1 asylum seeker shot dead.

Please share this poster and use the #ENDHOTELDETENTION during the court day 29th &30th June 2022 and from now; and if you are around London and if you could attend please turn up and let’s show support for a public, transparent inquiry, Justice must be served, there must be accountability, and we need to make change in the approach and the treatment of asylum seekers.


Past events:

25 May 2022: Migrants Organise ONLINE RALLY: End The Hostile Environment! #10YearsTooLong #SolidarityKnowsNoBorders :

Details of the coming campaign in June will be released at an online rally on 25 May 6pm , featuring a powerful lineup of speakers on the frontlines of the fight for migrant justice. Make sure to register here to receive further information about the week of action! (see below)

Here is a video of the rally:


13 June 2022: Royal Courts of Justice, 9-5pm

13 June 5.30pm at the Home Office, London:

https://www.facebook.com/thousand41000

Tuesday 14 June 5-7pm, Coventry: Coventry protest at Rwanda deportations

In Broadgate, please spread the word, even Prince Charles opposes this barbarism. https://www.facebook.com/events/695543055074371


Tuesday 14 June 6pm, Leamington Spa: Refugees Welcome – Stop Rwanda

https://www.facebook.com/events/367690278584657


14 June: Stand Up To Racism/Care4Calais calling a day of action on Tuesday 14 June,

with a social media campaign to share selfies with “Stop Rwanda Detention” signs and #StopRwanda. All local groups should organise alongside others to gather protest Rwanda offshore detention in their localities, sharing pictures with the posters using the hashtags, and seeking the broadest involvement possible from across the anti racist, refugee rights and trade union movements . The 14 June day of action will be launched on the eve of the planned flight, with a protest outside Downing Street, Monday 13 June.


Tuesday 14 June: Newcastle 6-8pm at Grey’s Monument called by NEAR – North East Against Racism

https://www.facebook.com/events/359173236201851/

13 – 19 June 2022: Migrants Organise: #10YEARSTOOLONG: WEEK OF ACTION TO END THE HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT

The Solidarity Knows No Borders Community of Resistance is calling for a Week of Action to End the Hostile Environment, this 13-19 June.

More information: https://www.migrantsorganise.org/announcing-10yearstoolong-week-of-action-to-end-the-hostile-environment-13-19-june-2022/


Saturday 18 June, Derwent IRC (was Hassockfield), Durham 12pm: No to Hassockfield Campaign

20 June 2022: 5pm London and Zoom: Status Now: How do we campaign against the hostile environment?

Monday 20 June 2022 at 5pm online and in person (London): More details on how to register and attend at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-hostile-environment-how-do-we-hold-to-the-government-to-account-tickets-359280195737

See above https://statusnow4all.org/status-now-refugee-week-event/

23 June 2022: 7.30pm online StatusNow4All North West region event

A meeting to discuss how asylum seekers can fightback against extreme substandard housing conditions.

StatusNow4All North West

Amal is back on the road in UK 19 – 27 June 2022

She will be visiting Manchester, Bradford, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham, Cheltenham, Bristol, Stonehenge, London, Canterbury, and ending on the beach at Folkestone where she arrived last year: https://www.walkwithamal.org/events/


This is just one of the events: Little Amal leads a young people’s workshop in Canterbury

Little Amal, the stunning avatar of a young Syrian refugee who received a rapturous welcome in towns and cities across England in 2021, has been back in the country for Refugee Week.
On this occasion she is visiting ten towns in England to, as the Walk With Amal website explains, to meet old friends and make new ones.
Amal, whose name in Arabic means ‘hope’, has helped forge empathy with the plight of refugees particularly among school age children. The appearance of the 3.5 metre tall puppet on high streets across the country, stopping to create passers-by and dance a few steps of the Dabke, has a dramatic impact which facilitates identification with the thousands of other young people surviving on refugee trails across Europe and the rest of the world.
Kent University is providing an example of the work that is being done with Amal and young people when the puppet arrives in Canterbury on the 27 June. A workshop open to young people aged 13-18 will open proceedings, giving them the chance to learn the Dabke Syrian folk dance and then join with Amal when she arrives on the university campus. The latter part of the event, starting at 2pm, will be open to all people of all ages.
Read more about the Kent University event, including details of how young people can register for the workshop, HERE.

About this event

You are invited to join a discussion on the difficult conditions that people seeking asylum have to endure with regard to housing.

Housing is a basic necessity for any human being. Our speakers’ panel will consist of people living the experience of the UK asylum system, and who have written about the poor housing conditions they have endured. Together, they have much to tell us about what needs to be done to resist this denial of human rights.

This will be a learning opportunity as we hear the stories of people who are fighting against the inhumanity of the UK asylum regime.

We hope you will join us for this vital meeting!

Participating in the speakers’ panel will be representatives of South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG) who have been leading the fight for decent housing for asylum seekers in Sheffield. From Manchester we will be hearing from Refugee & Asylum Participatory Action Research(RAPAR), and also Refugee Women Connect(RWC) who are campaiging in Liverpool.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/asylum-seekers-and-the-fight-for-better-housing-conditions-tickets-363941477757

25 June, 4.30-7pm Birmingham: “Refugee Week, Film Screening & Discussion; Amend” on Eventbrite!

Amend: The Fight for America, a 6-part series and discusses where the law meets justice. Ordinary people are put at the centre of history.

Location: Brushstrokes, 253 High Street, Smethwick B67

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/refugee-week-film-screening-discussion-amend-tickets-353387871637

Refugees Welcome ! demonstration: 5.30pm at the Home Office, 2, Marsham Street, London

Say No ! The UK governments plan to expell people to Rwanda shows a fundamental lack of humanity with no regards for people fleeing danger, violence or war.

On 28th June the Nationality and Borders Bill is coming into effect, removing the Human Rights of refugees and creating a cruel 2-tier system. We say No ! Our answer is Create Safe and Legal routes for refugees to seek asylum in the UK and join their families ! Refugees Welcome !

Home Office workers are standing up against the cruel and inhumane policies of our Government. We stand with them . NO to the Nationality and Borders Bill and No to expulsions of vulnerable refugees to Rwanda. Refugees Welcome! Join us tomorrow Tuesday 28th June 17.30 pm outside the Home Office