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Immigration & religious tolerance: comics by refugees, asylum seekers and folks from Leeds (and Manchester): 13th – 20th May, Leeds Central Library

via Sue Bowden  ‘Our Grand Exhibition of amazing comics made by refugees, asylum seekers and local residents of Leeds and Manchester on the theme of ‘Immigration and Religious Tolerance’. The Exhibition is being held at Room 700,(off The Art Library) Leeds Central Library and will be open to one and all from 13th to the 20th […]

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APPG on Refugees ‘Refugees Welcome?’ report

via Lorna at Regional Asylum Activism The APPG on Refugees have launched their ‘Refugees Welcome?’ report, following a call for evidence in Autumn/Winter 2016. Organisations in Leeds submitted a compelling bundle of evidence, including direct testimonies from refugees and people seeking asylum themselves, highlighting many of the key issues faced by people seeking sanctuary in the […]

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Home Office ends policy of automatic settlement for refugees after five years

via Andrew at LRF and Lucy at NACCOM A couple of excellent articles on the new Government policy to review refugees’ status after 5 years  – that came out last Thursday https://www.freemovement.org.uk/home-office-ends-policy-automatic-settlement-refugees-five-years/ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/09/refugees-applying-to-live-in-uk-face-being-sent-home-after-five-years

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Leeds Beckett: Responding to the Refugee Crisis: What can be done locally and nationally?

Jon Beech (Director of Leeds Asylum Seekers’ Support Network (LASSN)) will speak at this year’s Leeds Beckett University Festival of Politics and International Relations. He will be discussing the question of Responding to the Refugee Crisis: What can be done locally and nationally? When? Thursday 17th November, 5.30-7pm Where?  NT118 (Northern Terrace). Building 10 on […]

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Helping refugees and asylum seekers with money and finances: free training for Volunteers

Leeds Asylum Seekers and Ebor Gardens Advice Centre are teaming up to deliver free training for volunteers working with refugees and asylum seekers about money. The award winning team behind Money Buddies will cover four main areas over 4 weeks: Basic Banking – including effective tactics for getting bank account Credit and Debt – including credit […]

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POP UP CHOIR – Olympic Team Refugees Anthem – Thursday 4th August, All Hallows Church 7.15 – 10pm

Facebook event page: HERE Contact: Beccy Owen at [email protected] OVERVIEW: On the 5th August (the day after this event), at the Olympic Opening Ceremony in Rio, the first ever ‘Team Refugees’ will take part in the parade under the Olympic Flag and will walk along with the Generic Olympic anthem as their backing music. I saw […]

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