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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.

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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.

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