Those Seeking Refuge: Realities and Possibilities in Leeds 2019 Covering Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants

Leeds Church Institute are holding an open day for Those Seeking Refuge: Realities and Possibilities in Leeds 2019 Covering Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants.

When Thursday 23 May at 11:00am to 3:00pm
Where LCI - Leeds Church Institute
20 New Market Street Leeds LS1 6DG
The overall intention is to link up those who will be involved with issues brought to them, by clients, parishioners and participants in churches, community centres and drop in centres with those who work with these client groups,  including solicitors with legal aid contracts, Citizens Advice Bureaus, Refugee and Asylum workers and practitioners.  
 
Keynote Speaker: Frances Webber
 
Frances Webber is Vice-chair of the Institute of Race Relations (IRR). Frances speaks, writes and campaigns on a range of related areas including the ‘Stansted 15’; the ‘Hostile Environment’: and  Confronting Racism. Most recently she has written on  Entrenching     hierarchies: the new immigration white paper.
 
There are workshops for volunteers and activists, and for those with lived experience of seeking refuge.
 
Workshops are in the areas of language acquisition, legal issues, the role of the arts, and welcome in Leeds. 
 
At workshops, we will explore the experience, sketch the field of provision and issues, and signpost different volunteering and partnership possibilities. 
 
Stands in the main convention room for providers of  services to display their information and referral pathways.
 
We are looking for:-  
 
Those who would like to attend a workshop and hear the keynote address.
Those who would like to meet up with providers and explore links that would help their clients/parishioners.
Those who would like a stand to promote their services or  projects.
 
This is a free event and refreshments and Lunch will be provided by LCI. There will be no charge for stands and entry.
 
If you are interested in participating, attending, or bringing groups to this event please email events@leedschurchinstitute.org

 

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