Refugee Week 2013 is nearly upon us and to celebrate Refugee Action York, working with other organisations in the City, has put together a series of events.
Please get in touch for more information or if you know of any other events happening in York for Refugee Week. We look forward to seeing you at an event soon.
17 – 23 June 2013: Different Pasts – Shared Futures
Thursday 13th June – Friday 14th June: Sleepout
University of York Student Action for Refugees (STAR) and Amnesty Sleepout 6pm – 10am
STAR and Amnesty will be having a a joint sleepout to focus attention on the destitution that asylum seekers in Britain often face.
Please visit their Facebook page to find out more https://www.facebook.com/events/531634193539578/ and the website of Still Human Still Here to find out more about the national campaign http://stillhumanstillhere.wordpress.com/
Saturday 15th June: Stall
Refugee Action York Stall on Parliament Street 11am – 1.30pm
Information about Refugee Week, Refugee Action York and on-going local campaigns. With balloons, leaflets and quizzes. York STAR will also be present at the stall.
Thank you to everyone who came along to the stall and took leaflets, balloons, badges, posters, flyers and information. We had a great time running the stall despite and the wind and hope to see lots of you at other events this week.
Sunday 16th June: York Carnival
York City Centre 11am – 5pm
Young people from Refugee Action York will be taking part in the carnival taking place in the city centre.
Please visit their website or Facebook page for more details:
Sunday 23rd June: Film Showing of I am Nasrine with Q&A Session
Orillo Productions, 3 Apollo Street, YO10 5AP 6pm – 8pm
Made through a community arts project, I am Nasrine is a BAFTA nominated film. I Am Nasrine follows the paths of Nasrine and Ali, sister and brother in a comfortable, middle-class Iranian home. When Nasrine has a run-in with the police, the punishment is more than she bargained for: their father orders them both to relocate to the UK. Arriving in Britain, their fate and their future are far from certain. As Nasrine finds the courage to accept her fate, she discovers that the end of her journey is really just the beginning.
The film screening is in collaboration with the York Human Rights Film Festival. Visit their website and Facebook page to find out more about their events: http://www.yhrcproject.co.uk and https://www.facebook.com/events/127947670743204/
Monday 1st July: Talk
Borderline Justice: Reflections on the Politics of Asylum Justice in the UK 6pm, National Centre for Early Music
Frances Webber is a retired immigration/human rights barrister and author of Borderline Justice; the Fight for Refugee and Migrant Rights (Pluto, 2012). She is vice-chair of the IRR and has been involved in anti-racist campaigning for over 40 years.
Ronan Toal is a leading immigration and human rights barrister from Garden Court Chambers. He is author, with Ian Macdonald, of Macdonald’s Immigration Law and Practice. He is an expert in country guidance cases especially in relation to Somalia and the Horn of Africa.
This map shows the location of the National Centre for Early Music:
Please visit their website for information on how to find the venue on foot, by car and by train http://www.ncem.co.uk/