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Archive | May, 2020

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We’re trying real hard to keep up-to-date, but we cannot do this without your help. Lockdown has meant that many organisations supporting refugees and asylum seekers and other migrants have been significantly disrupted. Meanwhile, refugees and asylum seekers have never had to rely on digital resources as much. We’ve contacted all the orgs and […]

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Migration Yorkshire: Policy update May 2020

An overview of the latest statistics, policy and research on migration issues affecting partner organisations in Yorkshire and Humber.  Here’s a summary: Migration trends before the Covid-19 emergency showed UK net migration remaining stable at the end of 2019 with a continued fall in EU migration for work and a rise in non-EU migration for […]

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Refugee Week Day 5: Friday 19th June 2020 – Musicultural Conversations in association with Leeds Church Institute

What activity are you planning? Musicultural Conversations – Come and join us for an hour of fun and interactive activities involving English conversation, movement and music. Why should people come along/take part? This will be a chance to practice your spoken English in a fun way, to meet new people and learn about each other, […]

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Refugee Week Day 3: Wednesday 17th June 2020 – Home from Home – A discussion of the Channel 4 Comedy series

What activity are you planning? – Home from Home – Leeds Asylum Seekers’ Support Network invite you to an online discussion of the Channel 4 comedy series Home – about Sami, a Syrian refugee living with an English household Why should people come along/take part? –  It’s a great series – and well worth your […]

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Refugee Week Day 2: Tuesday 16th June 2020 – A football Quiz instead of the Refugee World Cup

What activity are you planning? Virtual Football Quiz – For anyone who enjoys the beautiful game! This is a light-hearted quiz, with multiple-choice rounds on The World Cup, The Premier League, football shirts, spot the ball and the comical ‘what happens next’ round. Why should people come along/take part? –  As it’s not possible to […]

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Refugee Week Day 1: Monday 15th June 2020 – Online Photo Exhibition 19:00– 20:00

What activity are you planning? We recognise that without exhibition space, it will not be possible to provide a photographic exhibition which includes a collage of pictures depicting lifestyles, skills, and talents of selected refugees and asylum seekers.  We will, therefore, share some photos and where possible use art and craft to  showcase skills and talents […]

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Refugee Week Day 1: Monday 15th June 2020 – “To and Fro” (a film) and “With Our Hands” (a podcast)

A film… Mafwa theatre works with women from refugee, asylum seeker and settled communities in Lincoln Green. Last year they explored the ways we move through cities such as Leeds. The project, “To & Fro”, resulted in a multimedia exhibition, zine and performance piece displayed at Leeds City Museum, Migration Matters Festival, Sheffield and Journeys […]

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LCC EUSS update: Free EUSS webinar + Home Office Grant Funding

via Henriette Mahamane, Leeds Migration Support Coordinator, Communities, Leeds City Council Free webinar on the EUSS: EU Citizens and Brexit: An Introduction to the EU Settlement Scheme Online workshop via WebEx Tue, 19 May 2020 1:00pm – 3:00pm This online workshop is aimed at LAs, charities, third sector organisations and faith and community groups who […]

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