REFUGEE WEEK WALES IS BACK
Wales will be celebrating Refugee Week with a month-long calendar of events throughout the major cities in Wales. Some of the most popular events include an exhibition at the Wales Millennium Centre, a football tournament in Newport, a knowledge sharing event to have conversations about Cardiff as a City of Sanctuary and a family fun day in Swansea.
Refugee Week Wales is from June 20th – 26th, 2016. This year’s theme is “Welcome” promoting positive perceptions of refugees in Wales through the celebration of sanctuary and encouraging an atmosphere of Welcome in Wales.
To find out about an event near you go to http://refugeeweekwales.org.uk/
For more information, contact: Lindsay [email protected] 02920 432984
Refugee Week Wales 2016 Planning Meeting will be held at Oasis Cardiff on March 15th, 2016 at 10:00
The proposed agenda:
- Update from WRC on their proposal/funding
- Update from Oasis Cardiff
- Update from the group re: events ideas and progress
- How the group can support each other.
- Update from WMC- events ideas for the year ie Exhibition, food, training, film night, space, marketing.
- Update from Lydia – RW Conference – useful tools for marketing
- Diary markers, avoiding clashes, communication, moving forward, steering meetings
- Budgets and In-kind Support
Everyone is invited
On March 19th there will be a national demonstration in Cardiff to celebrate United Nations Day Against Racism for the third successive year. There will be simultaneous protests in London, Glasgow and across Europe. Further details are below
We have thousands of leaflets ready to be distributed at train stations, colleges, workplaces, mosques and so on. If you are able to help get these out please get in touch either by emailing [email protected] or phone 07984 161 547
Facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/944435048938664/
ALL OUT FOR UNITED NATIONS ANTI-RACISM DAY
NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION – SATURDAY MARCH 19TH
Assemble 11.30am Clare Gardens, Riverside, Cardiff CF11 6EN
Departing 12 pm for a march to City Hall
No to Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism & Scapegoating Migrants
Yes to diversity!
A racist offensive against refugees, migrants and Muslims is being pushed by some politicians and press. It is crucial we respond to this by standing in solidarity against attempts to divide our communities. The appalling treatment of refugees across Europe and the staggering rise in anti-Muslim hate crimes must be challenged.
Let’s send a message that drives back the tide of racism, fascism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and the scapegoating of migrants and refugees – we say refugees welcome here and yes to diversity!
Join the Europe-wide UN Anti-Racism Day Demonstration when tens of thousands march across Britain, with major mobilisations in London, Glasgow and Cardiff joining thousands in cities across Europe and around the world to say no to racism.