Join us to watch the documentary Soccer My Saviour (2016) by Kyri Evangelou. The film tells Rwandan football player’s Eric Murangwa’s story of survival in the genocide of 1994, how football saved Eric’s life, and how after the genocide he set up Football for Hope, Peace and Unity (FHPU). The screening will be followed by a panel discussion exploring the role of football in building tolerance and social cohesion both in the UK and overseas with the film’s star, Eric Murangwa, and the director, Kyri Evangelou. See the trailer for more details.
This event is part of the MARS Refugee Film Festival. See here for a full programme. All our events are FREE. Screenings take place in room G7, at the ground floor of 10-11 Pavilion Parade. (BN2 1RA – opposite the Pavilion and next to the Marlborough pub)
On Tuesday 18th October MARS organised an evening of exchange and debate on the ‘refugee crisis’, focusing on three themes: Awareness, Analysis, Action. The students’ and the public’s response was impressive. Sallis Benney Theatre was in full capacity! Continue reading event report: Awareness, Analysis, Action
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Free Brighton HOPE not hate Community Organising Training Course
Date: 15th October. Time: 10am
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
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
9 AUGUST 2016 19:30
CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK
(at the Level)
The Greek island of Chios is one of the main refugee entry ports to Europe. It currently hosts approximately 2500 refugees. Dozens more arrive on a weekly basis. Since September 2015 the locals have set up a solidarity kitchen that has prepared 45.000 meals this year alone. They are not an NGO and they have no fundraising capacity.
We are collecting money for them. €1 covers 1 portion.
Xenophobia and Racism are on the Rise. Let’s Fight Back with …
FOR THE REFUGEES
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This is not an official MARS initiative but it is run by MARS members.
Setting up your own campaign is not that difficult.
If you are interested in mobilising your community in doing something in solidarity to the refugees check out the ‘Groups and Training‘ section of the Refugees Welcome website. Check at the bottom of the page the regional sessions they are holding this month. There could be one close to you.
Here is a list to the groups working in solidarity with the migrants and refugees in UK and abroad
Brighton2Calais: organises convoys of essential supplies from Brighton to refugees in the camp in Calais.
Brighton Migrant Solidarity: a grass-roots community and campaign group working to support migrants in Brighton and beyond.Brighton Migrant Solidarity run the Thousand41000 campaign which aims to recruit 1000 donators to each donate just £1 per month to provide secure rented accommodation for vulnerable migrants in the
Brighton and Hove area. They also run a Destitution Solidarity Fund and the Spare Room Network. Continue reading solidarity in Brighton