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Lighting up Lockdown compilation film

Last November several organisations came together to launch “Lighting up Lockdown” – a project to encourage people to get out and about, celebrate nature and connect through sharing positive and joyful photos. We had a theme each week – Colours, Light, Sunrise and Sunset etc. This 6 minute film is a compilation of photos, poems […]

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“Breaking Barriers” Refugee Week 1st-5th March 2021

Programme of events for this year’s Breaking Barriers Refugee Week at the University of Leicester. It is taking place over Zoom and everyone is warmly invited. The programme includes an opening event in which you will hear from staff, volunteers and sanctuary students about the work that the Sanctuary Seekers’ Unit and the English Language Teaching […]

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Race, Inequality, and the Legacy of Historical Injustices within Policing – 28th Jan 2021

Following the death of George Floyd in the USA and protests across the world, policing leaders from across the UK committed to further action around issues of diversity and inclusion and addressing concerns about racial inequalities, including the experiences of Black, Asian and minority ethnic people, in policing and the criminal justice system. West Yorkshire […]

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The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on asylum seeker and refugee health in Bradford District and West Yorkshire – Presentation 9th December 2020

What? A quick-fire style presentation event to hear from a range of academics from the University of Bradford, who were successful in receiving funding for their multidisciplinary research projects designed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. There’s one on Mental Health by Mel Cooper which looks interesting.   When? 9th December 2020, 18:00 – 19:30 How? […]

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Census 2021 MAP Special Session for community Leaders and organisations working with newer communities – Thursday 10th December 2020 14:00-15:30

via Henriette at LCC Communities Team The MAP Team is facilitating a specialized training course for community leaders and organisations working closely with newer communities to learn about the purpose of the census and are writing to invite you to attend. The census is a head count of everyone in the country on a given […]

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Lord Alf Dubs Lecture and Q+A on family reunion, hosted by Leeds STAR 1st December 2020

What? STAR Leeds are delighted to be joined by the incredible Lord Alf Dubs for an evening lecture on family reunion rights for refugees in the UK, followed by a Q+A! When? 1st December 2020 18:00 Where? The event is online, (for more details open to all and free to attend Please spread the […]

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Community Integration Awards – 2020

The Community Integration Awards want to recognise work being done at a community level in response to Covid-19, especially organisations bringing different parts of the community together (i.e migrants and refugees). Nominations for three categories are welcomed: Connecting Communities Safety For All and Equality Access and Rights The deadline for nominations is Monday 30th November […]

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Lighting Up Lockdown

Partners in the refugee and migration sector have come together this year to run a joint project called ‘Lighting Up Lockdown’. As part of the project we will be encouraging the people we work with to send us things that have made them smile throughout lockdown…it could be a photo from their daily walk…a poem […]

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