Tue20Mar20186.30-8.30pmThe Sanctuary, 37-39 Chapel Walk, S1 2PD
Regular meeting of S Yorkshire Migration & Asylum Action Group
Wed21Mar201810am-4pmTown Hall, Sheffield
Thu22Mar20186-8pmSheffield University, The Arts Tower, Western Bank, S10 2NT
Human Rights in Turkey
There will be a panel discussion about the human rights situation and latest updates from Turkey featuring three speakers including, Richard Williams – Amnesty International’s Turkey Coordinator in the UK. This is a joint event between SYMAAG (South Yorkshire Migration Asylum Action Group), Sheffield Amnesty International and the Politics Society, Sheffield University. More information to come.
Sat24Mar201809.45 (for coach)(coach leaves)Victoria Hall, Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB
Demonstration for Yarlswood hunger strikersSince February 21st women locked up at Yarls Wood immigration detention centre have been on hunger strike against indefinite detention and inhuman treatment. On Saturday March 24th at 1pmthere will a national demonstration at Yarls Wood to show our support for them. SYMAAG, in association with Student Action for Refugees have organised coach transport from Sheffield.To book a place email SYMAAG at [email protected]. Details: coach leaves from outside Victoria Hall, Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB at 9.45am. We leave Yarls Wood at 4.30 and will be back in Sheffield by 7pm. Coach tickets are £10 waged and free to those without a wage (though we're happy to accept donations).There is a Facebook event here but booking your seat via email is essential as we have limited spacesTo find out more about why the Yarls Wood women are protesting read their own statements here. Serco, who are paid public money to detain people at Yarls Wood, and the Home Office are clearly afraid of the protest. The Home Office has threatened to deport the women involved in the hunger strike. Our demonstration will let the women at Yarls Wood know their demands are heard and supported by us. Bring your banners, placards, drums, whistles and wrap up warm
Mon09Apr2018Thu12Apr2018Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
"Black Men Walking"
“We walk. Though we are written into the landscape you don’t see us. We walked England before the English.”
Thomas, Matthew and Richard walk.
They walk the first Saturday of every month. Walking and talking. But this walk…
Maybe they should have cancelled, but they needed the walk today. Out in the Peaks, they find themselves forced to walk backwards through two thousand years before they can move forwards.
Dedicated to the Black Men’s Walking Group. A Revolution Mix story.
Black Men Walking is the first national tour born from Revolution Mix – a three year movement that will spearhead the largest ever national deliver of Black British stories.
Tue10Apr20182-4pmTown Hall, Sheffield
Refugee & Migrant Forum
Monthly meeting for anyone working with asylum seekers, refugees and migrants
Wed09May20186.30-8.30pmDiamond Building, 32 Leavygreave Rd, Sheffield S3 7RD
Public Debate on Migrant Access to HealthNHS: free for all, unless you're a (certain category of) migrant?"Following a rule change brought into effect last year, health professionals are now required to check patients' immigration status before delivering secondary health care. This means anyone deemed 'ineligible' will be refused treatment unless they're able to pay 'up front'. It's part of the Government's policy of creating a 'hostile environment' for people without residency status. But who are those people? What does it mean in practice? Is it workable? Is it ethical?This event is to raise awareness about the new regulations, discuss their likely impact and debate a possible response. There will be contributions from migrants on the receiving end of the policy, health professionals charged with delivering it, and Sheffield's Director of Public Health.It will be of essential interest to health professionals and anyone working with asylum seekers, refugees and migrants."
Wed16May20186-7pmCentral United Reformed Church, Norfolk Street, S1 2JB
Public debate on the 'Hostile Environment'
Hostile Environment: The Culture of Disbelief and Conscious Cruelty.
The 'culture of disbelief' in the Home Office has devastated the lives of many seeking asylum in the UK, but does it reflect a prevailing culture throughout our society? A diverse panel will discuss the issues from a range of different perspectives, with opportunity for discussion and questions.
Refugee Week and Migration Matters festival
a week of events celebrating the contribution of refugees and migrants to the UK