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Migrant Solidarity Conference - Sat 30 April

The Migrant Solidarity Network (North) is a new network of groups in northern England working together to build solidarity, to support the rights of people in the immigration and asylum system, and to challenge injustice and bring change to the system. This first event of the network is for people who want to work together towards these aims.

This event is hosted by Beyond Borders Tyneside, facilitated by Right to Remain, and organised by a steering group of Beyond Borders, Manchester Migrant Solidarity, South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group and Right to Remain. It will be held at a central, fully accessible venue in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Invitations are open to all groups wishing to work together in northern England to support the rights of refugees and migrants and to challenge injustice and bring change to the immigration and asylum system.

To register or for more information email: solidarity@righttoremain.org.uk

Funding is available to help with travel and childcare costs. To apply, email beyondborderstyneside@riseup.net or phone 07599300682.

 

Schedule

11:00 - 11:30 Registration

11:30 - 12:00 Welcome, introduction to the Network and open
discussion of aims and principles.

12:00 - 13:00 Workshop 1: What do we want from a solidarity network?
What should it look like, who should be involved?

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch. Free, provided by Beyond Borders Tyneside.

14:00 - 15:00 Workshop 2: What are the key challenges or problems
facing your group? What are you doing to tackle these
issues, and what could a network do to help?

15:00 - 15:45 Plenary session: Everyone together in open session to
feedback on the workshops, and discuss the issues and
the network.

16:00 - 17:00 Meetings and networking. Space to run your own meeting
on any issues that have arisen during the day, or just to
chat with people.