FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT PARTY
Mar
23
4:00 PM16:00

FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT PARTY

Join us for our event, Freedom of Movement: A demand for open borders. A fundraiser for SOAS Detainee Support. A hell-raising party.

Organised by Global Justice Now’s youth network, Freedom of Movement is a day imagining a world without borders, a world where freedom of movement is a universal right. Expect workshops, panel discussions, poetry, theatre, live music and DJs from migrant-led activist groups, creative collectives and bands.

Speakers include:
Migrants Organise
Global Justice Now
Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants

Performers include:
Jelly Cleaver - Singer-songwriter and DJ recently played on Radio 1Xtra
Fire and Ice - Provocative and innovative theatre for human rights
DJ GW Jazz - Legendary DJ in the London jazz scene

Food by Refugee Community Kitchen Hackney

We want this event to be accessible for all, so free ticket options are available for people who cannot afford a ticket. There are also £5 waged tickets and we will be encouraging those who can to donate at the event. The panel discussions will be suitable for families and people of all ages, there will be a creche for children and alcohol won’t be served. Food will be available. For the spoken word and live music, alcohol will be served so it will only be suitable for 18+.

To become a member of DIY Space for London please join here: https://membermojo.co.uk/diyspaceforlondon/

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Information evening mentoring migrants in London
Mar
25
6:30 PM18:30

Information evening mentoring migrants in London

Migrants Organise has coordinated a successful mentoring programme for over ten years. The aim is to match volunteers with our members (refugees and migrants)  who need support to set goals to help them rebuild their lives here. Having consistent support that focuses on wellbeing, socialising as well as improving skills is a huge boots to the confidence and self-esteem of many members.

The support depends on the needs of the individual- it could be about settling into London, getting to know the local area, helping them to get a job or to volunteer etc We will help you identify needs and help you plan to meet this.

You’d need to be available for a couple of hours a week for around 6 months and happy to travel to a location convenient to your ‘match’. Travel expenses included.

They are particularly looking for male mentors for this opportunity. This is because we already have a wonderful team of female volunteers, and a few of our members would benefit from a match with a male volunteer. 

Interested? Our next induction evening in Ladbroke Grove is on Monday March 25th, email Heike@migrantsorganise.org to express your interest.

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The Right to Rescue: A Human Rights Defender Framework
Mar
25
6:30 PM18:30

The Right to Rescue: A Human Rights Defender Framework

  • Arts One Lecture Theatre Queen Mary University of London Mile End Road E1 4NS (map)
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CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN RESEARCH

2018/2019 Debating Europe Seminar Series

The so-called migration crisis that Europe has witnessed in the past years has generated much political turmoil across the continent. While a great number of refugees lose their lives on sea routes or suffer due to inhumane circumstances awaiting them along the Schengen borders, European decision-makers seem to focus increasingly on defending the Union’s borders and less on protecting the lives of those arriving from other parts of the world. Should the EU have a different approach putting the lives and dignity of individuals in the focus of its attention during policy making? Is the protection of human rights and the provision of security to European citizens necessarily a zero-sum game?

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Lewisham Migration Forum
Mar
26
3:00 PM15:00

Lewisham Migration Forum

A cross sector forum for any group or organisation that has provision for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Lewisham and for refugees and migrants themselves. The purpose of the forum is to increase partnership working in order to better meet the needs of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Lewisham. We do this by: building closer working relationships and raising awareness about what services are available for cross referrals; identifying needs and areas of improvement in services; sharing intelligence on strategy and policy and practical activities including two sub groups; Borough Sanctuary and an Online Information Sharing Portal

If you're interested please book your place!

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BEYOND BORDERS
Mar
28
to Mar 30

BEYOND BORDERS

Immerse yourself in film, discussion, art and performance on the theme of migration and refugees, as The People’s Film Club take over our Council Chamber for a mini-festival that seeks to break down borders.

Is the uncertainty of Brexit keeping you up at night? Want to take a stand against the rise in xenophobia, islamophobia, and racism we have seen in the past two years? Come and celebrate the power of grassroots activism, international solidarity and collaboration. Showcasing the collaborative work of British, European and international artists, Beyond Borders explores how we got here and where we’re heading.

All funds raised will go to refugee and migrant support projects, led by L'Auberge des Migrants and Médecins Sans Frontières.

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Syria in the Age of Disinformation
Mar
30
9:30 AM09:30

Syria in the Age of Disinformation

Join us on Saturday March 30th at SOAS to discuss Syria in the age of disinformation. This event is open to the public, but please make sure to register for your ticket in advance.

There has been a large number of fake news campaigns that aim to mislead the public about events taking place in Syria. In this conference we will be discussing the impact of fake news campaigns on Syrians who have been victimised. We will also shed light on the current situation in Syria as well as the inconsistent Western policy towards the Syrian crisis.

This conference consists of four panel discussions, plus an opening and a closing session. The four panel sessions will cover:
-The humanitarian response and civil society in Syria in a new phase of the conflict
-Justice for Syrians in the age of disinformation
-Towards a consistent and effective policy on Syria
-Syrian Diaspora, Why? When? What's Next?

Please note: booking one ticket allows you to access all panels in the conference.

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London Legal Walk 2019
Jun
17
4:00 PM16:00

London Legal Walk 2019

  • Carey Street London, WC2A 2JB United Kingdom (map)
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SPONSOR US

On the evening of Monday June 17th over 10,000 lawyers, along with thousands of colleagues, clients and friends will be raising funds for London’s free legal advice charities at the 15th London Legal Walk.

Last year we raised £2,000 which helped to provide free legal advice to thousands of the most disadvantaged people in Lewisham and the London area.

Walk Day

The walk is 10km long. It starts and ends in Carey Street behind the Royal Courts of Justice. Teams start whenever they choose between 4p.m. and 7p.m. Entry is free but we do need all walkers to ask everyone they know to sponsor their walk.

Join Us

At Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network we are excited to be leading a team for the third year running, lead by our CEO Rosario Guimba-Stewart. If you haven’t yet joined the team, it would be great if you could join in.

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Film screening of “Child Migrants Welcome?”, followed by panel discussion
Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

Film screening of “Child Migrants Welcome?”, followed by panel discussion

Come to the screening of a series of short films about the welcome and non-welcome experienced by young people who have migrated to the UK – from Syrian children on the Isle of Bute in Scotland, to Iraqi Kurdish youth in Norwich, to Eritreans in Harrow and Polish children in Sidmouth (“I really don’t understand scones!”). Hear from friends, teachers, lawyers, religious leaders, activists and therapists – as well as from the young people themselves – about the challenges faced, and often overcome. Learn about those who are campaigning for legal and safe routes to the UK of unaccompanied children in Europe as well as the implications of Brexit.

The films will be followed by a Q&A discussion led by people who feature in the films, including: Gulwali Passarlay, author of The Lightless Sky, a book about his journey as un unaccompanied minor from Afghanistan; Barbara Winton, the daughter and biographer of the late Sir Nicholas Winton (who organised the Czech and Slovak Kindertransport before the outbreak of the Second World War) and a campaigner for the rights of today’s refugees,especially children; Sue Skipper, Chair of Norwich International Youth Project; and Pat Till, a teacher of Syrian children on the Isle of Bute.

Please note that there is no step-free access to the venue for this event. We apologise for the inconvenience.

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The Past and Future of Rights Cinema
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

The Past and Future of Rights Cinema

  • Birkbeck Cinema 43 Gordon Square WC1H 0PD (map)
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The Past and Future of Rights Cinema …will focus this year on the question of rights cinema and film in the context of Africa. Launching from the publication of a new book on African Cinema and Human Rights, in the year of the 50th anniversary of the FESPACO African Film Festival in Burkino Faso, the day will centre on fiction film, documentary, essay, experimental films, and animation to discuss the relevance and difficulties of realising rights cinema in the context of Africa. Drawing on a range of films and examples, invited speakers will debate the role of cinema and media in advancing rights and how this can be done.

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WILPF UK: Voices of African Women Campaign 10th Anniversary
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

WILPF UK: Voices of African Women Campaign 10th Anniversary

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
Since 1915, WILPF has brought women from across the world together. They share a vision of peace by non-violent means, promoting justice for all. In the UK, WILPF members work in branches or as individuals offering a feminist perspective to building peace. We lobby and challenge government, explore root causes of conflict and mobilise women in preventing war and building peace.

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FILM TALK | The Journey of the Others
Feb
12
6:30 PM18:30

FILM TALK | The Journey of the Others

At the Freedom Theater in Jenin refugee camp, the next Palestinian Intifada is brewing. A group of brave theater actors risk their lives every day to fulfill a dream they are not willing to abandon: to show their play in New York.

The Journey of the Others is a documentary directed by Jaime Villarreal Izquierdo, Jaime is a journalist and filmmaker born in Santiago de Chile. He went to film school at NYU and he currently serves as the CEO of Alto Andes Production Company, where they develop and execute creative content for different media and platforms.

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LGBT & Secular Rights At Risk: A Bangladesh Perspective
Jan
20
12:00 PM12:00

LGBT & Secular Rights At Risk: A Bangladesh Perspective

  • Conway Hall 25, Red Lion Square WC1R 4RL (map)
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Human Rights are at risk in Bangladesh. Especially, the rights of the LGBT+ community and the secular community are the most vulnerable. We want to speak on behalf of these communities and raise our voice. We want to defend their rights. We want to reach towards the wider communities and gain support through this conference.

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STAND FOR HUMANITY
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

STAND FOR HUMANITY

  • All Hallows-On-The Wall 83 London Wall EC2M 5ND (map)
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Welcome back family! Stand for Humanity will be opening 2019 in the way that ALL new year’s should be!

It will be a night full of creativity, celebration and community, raising funds for refugees in Calais and pledging individual ways for each of us to support humanity too.

There will be some incredible featured artists as well as open mic slots for all types of expression from music, poetry, dancing, sharing a thought you had on the tube, a story from your ancestors or even reading out an inspiring blog post that you’ve come across! Proceeds from the event will go to an incredible grassroots organisation called Mobile Refugee Support who are on the ground in Calais, supporting refugees day and night just 30 minutes away from the UK.

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The Afghanistan and Central Asian Association invites you to a stimulating discussion on Women's Rights in Afghanistan
Jan
10
12:00 PM12:00

The Afghanistan and Central Asian Association invites you to a stimulating discussion on Women's Rights in Afghanistan

  • Houses of Parliament Palace of Westminister SW1A 0PW (map)
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We invite you to a conference with speakers from the likes of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to explore the situation of women in Afghanistan and discuss how we can achieve a sustainable environment in Afghanistan that is inclusive of all women politically, economically and socially..

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International Migrants Day
Dec
18
7:00 AM07:00

International Migrants Day

Each year the UN invites governments, organisations, and individuals to observe International Migrants Day by distributing information on the human rights and migrants’ fundamental freedoms. People are also invited to share their experiences and contribute to designing action plans to ensure their protection.

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Dec
11
3:00 PM15:00

Lewisham Migration Forum

Are you an organisation working with migrants, refugee or asylum seekers? Join our forum to discuss upcoming campaigns, projects, events and get the chance to meet with other professionals.

Contact info@lrmn.org.uk for more information and to RSVP

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Nov
25
6:00 AM06:00

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today.

Gender inequality persists worldwide. Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls will require more vigorous efforts, including legal frameworks, to counter deeply rooted gender-based discrimination that often results from patriarchal attitudes and related social norms, as stated by the UN Secretary-General, in his latest report on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

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UNESCO International Day for Tolerance
Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

UNESCO International Day for Tolerance

Across the world, societies are undergoing deep transformation, just as globalisation is accelerating. This is opening vast opportunities for dialogue and exchange. It is also raising new challenges, sharpened by inequality and poverty, enduring conflicts and movements of people. We see today the rise of exclusive politics and discourses of division. We see diversity being rejected as a source of weakness. We see myths of ‘pure’ cultures of lore being gloried, fuelled by ignorance and sometimes hatred. We see others being scapegoated and repressed. We see barbaric terrorist attacks designed to weaken the fabric of ‘living together.’

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ESRC Festival of Social Science
Nov
3
to Nov 10

ESRC Festival of Social Science

ESRC Festival of Social Science, Royal Holloway University of London presents.

Discussions about refugees in Europe have been prominent in the public discourse since the conflict in Syria. 

The event will be a debate from three perspectives from economics, sociology and activism about the effects of migration on host countries.

The aim of the event is not only to disseminate the results of academic research but also to engage the public on the debate of the role of refugees on society, and foster a conversation between refugees and the public.

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Lewisham Migrant Forum
Oct
30
3:00 PM15:00

Lewisham Migrant Forum

This is a cross sector forum for any group or organisation that has provision for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Lewisham and for refugees and migrants themselves. The purpose of the forum is to increase partnership working in order to better meet the needs of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Lewisham. We will do this by: building closer working relationships and raising awareness about what services are available for cross referrals; identifying needs and areas of improvement in services; sharing intelligence on strategy and policy.

In September, several local organisations and members of Lewisham Council working closely with refugees came together and agreed now is a good time to start up a mirgrant forum. Lewisham Council has made a pledge to resettle 100 refugee families over the next four years and there is an ever growing demand on resources to provide the support that refugees need. There is already a lot of partnership working going on but we want to provide a space to build on this so that refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Lewisham receive the best possible support.

If you're interested please book your place!

If you have any queries please get in touch on 020 3778 0663 or email rachel@valewisham.org.uk

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UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Oct
17
9:00 AM09:00

UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the declaration by the General Assembly, in its resolution 47/196 of 22 December 1992, of 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the Call to Action by Father Joseph Wresinski — which inspired the observance of October 17 as the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty — and the recognition by the United Nations of the day as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

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Oct
15
to Oct 21

London Challenge Poverty Week

London Challenge Poverty Week is an opportunity for you to raise your voice against poverty and show what is being done to tackle poverty across London.

Organisations large and small are supporting this first ever London Challenge Poverty Week and we hope you can too.

The main aims of the week are to:

  • Increase visibility of the reality of poverty in London

  • Encourage positive debate and discussion about poverty

  • Show what is being done to tackle poverty & the solutions we know exist.

We are encouraging groups and individuals to get involved in London Challenge Poverty Week by organising activities or taking part in activities organised by others.

If you are organising an event for London Challenge Poverty Week, or you want to discuss how to go about it, please don’t hesitate to contact us; email laura.payne[at]childrenengland.org.uk

 

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Unheard Voices
Sep
21
2:30 PM14:30

Unheard Voices

COLLECTIVE STORIES OF RESILIENCE, DETERMINATION AND HOPE AMONGST BLACK COMMUNITIES LIVING IN THE UK

Africa Advocacy Foundation is pleased to bring you ‘Unheard Voices”an exclusive photography exhibition jointly produced with photographer and filmmaker Alan Compton.

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DEPTFORD X
Sep
21
to Sep 30

DEPTFORD X

  • Diverse locations within Deptford, South East London London (map)
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Since 1999 Deptford X has brought an annual art extravaganza to the unique setting of Deptford, combining work by invited artists with that of the area's diverse creative communities. Since 2016, a revitalised programme has focused on commissioning cutting-edge work by emerging artists and a radically open, artist-centred approach.

The festival runs over ten action-packed days and takes place in a wide range of public sites and spaces. It has two central elements: the curated Platform programme and the open Fringe programme. In addition we present a commissioned Special Project and organise a range of artist talks, walking tours and learning activities.

The festival is free and open to everyone.

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