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Seeking Sanctuary is a Human Right: A Panel Event to Discuss the New Plan for Immigration

When: 9th July 2021, 12:45pm

Where: Online

What: A panel event and Q&A session to discuss the New Plan for Immigration and how it will impact the right to seek sanctuary in the UK

Join Bristol City of Sanctuary as we explore the impact of the New Plan for Immigration. This is a chance to have your voice heard on one of the biggest threats to the right to seek sanctuary that we have seen in this country.

Introduced by a representative from Bristol City of Sanctuary, our panellists are:

  • Thangam Debbonaire, MP for Bristol West and Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
  • Forward Maisokwadzo, Inclusion Advisor for the Mayor of Bristol
  • Beth Wilson, Director of Bristol Refugee Rights

The discussion will be followed by a Q&A Session. There will be an opportunity to ask questions both before and during the session.

To find out more details and register, please click here

Sounds of Sudan: Nabra + Ligeti Quartet

When: 10th July 2021, 7:30pm

Where: St George’s Bristol, Great George Street, BS1 5RR

What: A collaboration between oud duo Nabra and the Ligeti String Quartet

“Sounds of Sudan is an exciting, brand new collaboration between the Bristol based oud duo Nabra and one of the UK’s leading contemporary ensembles the Ligeti String Quartet. They’ll be journeying through the different regions of Sudan – Khartoum, Omdurman, Darfur – weaving new arrangements inspired by the rich musical culture of the country: traditional Sufi music, popular artists such as Abdel Gadir Salim and Nour Al Jilani, the evocative rhythms and scales of the region. This will be a magical, transporting experience brought to you by an innovative combination of virtuoso players.”

For more information and to buy your tickets, please click here.

Climate Change and Forced Displacement Teach Out

When: 14th July 2021, 6:00pm

Where: Online

What: A panel of experts discussing Climate Change and Forced Displacement: the links between seeking sanctuary and the Climate Emergency.

As part of our summer of celebrations, to mark the 10 year anniversary of the launch of Bristol as a City of Sanctuary, we are organising a series of ‘Teach Outs’ to continue the conversations about some of the issues that impact those seeking sanctuary and wider communities wanting to welcome people to our city.

Our first Teach Out will be speaking to experts and activists about the impacts of Climate Change on people and it’s links with forced displacement. Speakers to be announced soon. Join us on zoom to discuss this issue and ask our panelists your questions!

For more information and to buy your tickets, please click here.

No Recourse to Public Funds Teach Out

When: 21st July 2021, 6:00pm

Where: Online

What: A panel of experts discussing the issue of No Recourse to Public Funds and how it impacts people seeking sanctuary.

As part of our summer of celebrations, to mark the 10 year anniversary of the launch of Bristol as a City of Sanctuary, we are organising a series of ‘Teach Outs’ to continue the conversations about some of the issues that impact those seeking sanctuary and wider communities wanting to welcome people to our city.

Our second Teach Out will be speaking to experts and activists about the impacts of No Recourse to Public Funds on people and it’s manifestations of destitution. Speakers to be announced soon.

Join us on zoom to discuss this issue and ask our panelists your questions!

For more information and to buy your tickets, please click here.

The Immigration Bill Teach Out

When: 4th August 2021, 6:00pm

Where: Online

What: A panel of experts discussing the new Immigration Bill proposed by Priti Patel and the Home Office.

As part of our summer of celebrations, to mark the 10 year anniversary of the launch of Bristol as a City of Sanctuary, we are organising a series of ‘Teach Outs’ to continue the conversations about some of the issues that impact those seeking sanctuary and wider communities wanting to welcome people to our city.

Our third and final Teach Out will be speaking to experts and activists about the impacts of the new Immigration Bill on people and it expands the Hostile Environment. Speakers to be announced soon.

Join us on zoom to discuss this issue and ask our panelists your questions!

For more information and to buy your tickets, please click here.

Sponsored Walk for Sanctuary Transport Fund

When: 14th August 2021

Where: Route TBC

What: A sponsored walk around Bristol to raise money for Bristol City of Sanctuary’s Transport Fund

On the 14th of August, we will do a sponsored walk to raise money for our Sanctuary Transport Fund. The fund has been set up to provide free bus tickets to people seeking sanctuary, focusing on people who are destitute and those considered most vulnerable in the city. 

The walk will be around those places in Bristol that are particularly associated with
slavery and the slave trade, upon which so much of Bristol’s wealth has been built. Further details to follow, but please note that this plan is contingent on lockdown easing.

You can donate directly here, or set up a fundraiser here. If you would like more information, please email [email protected]

 

 

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