Homes for Refugees – 15th February, 17:00

!MAKE IT HAPPEN!
A University of Brighton and Hummingbird Art Project
5pm Wednesday 15th February
M2 Grand Parade, University of Brighton
 
imagine, create, design, draw, paint, make, assemble …
Homes for Refugees
… and become part of the Brighton Fringe Festival
 
In this creative project to envision homes for refugees, we want to offer a friendly and welcoming environment and space to talk about the issues effecting both refugees looking for safe homes and existing inhabitants who may feel their communities are changing.
 
What do refugees need to feel at home?
What spaces can we create for refugees within local communities?
What types of houses could we design? What buildings could be used? What structures could we build?
What should they contain? No art experience is necessary and materials are provided but if you have
 
No art experience is necessary at all and all materials are provided. But if you have preferred ways of making, do bring your own stuff.
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What can I DO? Refugee Solidarity Activism

… in case you wondered what types of actions you could take
in a local, national, and international level,
in solidarity of refugees and migrants in the UK and across Europe …


 locally

Put pressure on Brighton and Hove city council to offer more accommodation to refugees and to demand that the government accepts more refugees in the UK. Continue reading What can I DO? Refugee Solidarity Activism

Refugee Clearances: the end of the Jungle?

The eviction date for the Calais camp inhabitants has been confirmed for 17 October 2016.  One more chapter in the long history of refugee settlements in Northern France comes to its end, crushed by the policies of the UK and French governments.

The Jungle started its life in the wake of the destruction of the Sangatte camp. Opened in 1999 and administered by the Red Cross, Sangatte was closed in 2002 by the then French interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy, under pressure from David Blunkett, UK’s interior minister. Continue reading Refugee Clearances: the end of the Jungle?

Free Brighton HOPE not hate Community Organising Training

Want to overcome division in your community?
Do you want to transform mistrust and hatred into unity and hope?
Free Brighton HOPE not hate Community Organising Training Course
Date: 15th October. Time: 10am
email: hopenothatebrightonandhove@gmail.com
Hope not hate in Brighton & Hove are putting together a Community Organising training day on Saturday 15th October 2016 and would like to invite any students interested in community organisation. It may be of interest to the students who have community modules and volunteering as part of their courses.

Continue reading Free Brighton HOPE not hate Community Organising Training

“Refugee crisis”: Awareness, analysis, action

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An evening of exchange and debate on the “refugee crisis”

Tuesday 18th October, 5.30pm – Sallis Benney theatre, University of Brighton

Confirmed roundtable speakers:

Marienna Pope-Weidemann, Independent journalist and volunteer

Gholam Khiabany, Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications, Goldsmiths

Richard Williams, Sanctuary on Sea

Marie-Bénédicte Dembour, Professor of Law and Anthropology, University of Brighton Continue reading “Refugee crisis”: Awareness, analysis, action

open letter on The Rise of Anti-Migrant and Anti-Refugee Racism and Xenophobia

As members of MARS, the Migrant And Refugee Solidarity network based at Brighton University, we wish to voice our deep concern at the rise of racism and xenophobia in the UK and Europe in recent months.

The mishandling of the ‘Refugee Crisis’ is closely linked with the rise of racism: the rhetoric of fear, bigotry and hatred, the denial of our shared humanity, the insistence on a fundamental difference between ‘us’ and ‘them’. Refugees have been branded ‘feral humans’ and we have heard references to ‘swarms of migrants’, poised to invade our shores. Dehumanisation is the most basic ingredient of racism. Refugees, we hear, pose a threat to European political ‘values’, such as democracy, freedom and equality. These claims mask even deeper concerns about the identity of a White and Christian Europe. The language with which politicians and the media have discussed the Syrian refugee crisis is a poison in the heart of European society.

Continue reading open letter on The Rise of Anti-Migrant and Anti-Refugee Racism and Xenophobia

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