On 7th March 2020, we are running a day of workshops for migrant groups to meet each other, share knowledge, and collectively build strategies for resistance.
Although violent policies against migrant communities continue to expand the ‘hostile environment’, we have also seen a strengthening of collective forms of resistance and refusal from within our communities.
This event aims to share the knowledge and resources of groups who are self-organising to challenge migrant injustices, as well as act as an introductory session for people and groups who want to engage in issues around asylum and the free movement of people.
Following an introductory session, the day will be split into the following workshops:
* Collective Resistance Workshop by Sisters Uncut, a direct action group protesting cuts to domestic violence services. The group was formed by domestic violence survivors and sector workers in 2014, and now has a network of groups across the country. In this workshop sisters and siblings will be invited to learn about the different ways we can tap into our innate knowledge to build strength and solidarity within our communities so we can build collective resistance to systemic violence.*
* Veecca, activist and co-founder of Sisters United will run a workshop on the grassroots campaign for safe and dignified housing for people seeking asylum in Halifax. It will focus on building trust and creating safe spaces for people to tell their stories, keeping the momentum going, community organising, working with others in making the case for change*.
* Nathan from Coventry Asylum and Refugee Action Group (CARAG) Resisting Deportation: In light of Brexit and the evolving Immigration Landscape, this workshop will examine the best tools available to Asylum Seekers from the point they claim Asylum to becoming Appeal Rights exhausted.*
(and more to be announced soon)
If you or your group would like to attend but are unable to cover travel costs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please register so we know how many people to expect! Link for registration in the event bio.
The event will be held at DIY Space for London on 7 March 2020. This is an access friendly venue, with plenty of seating and space to manoeuvre and escape from the crowds. It has gender neutral and accessible toilets.
If there is anything else that we can do to make it easier for you to attend, please write to us!
The event is free with lunch and childcare provided.