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EC2A 3EA

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Event: Let’s Talk Citizenship – Information session and workshop

Date: Saturday, 27th July 2019

Time: 10:30am-3:30pm

Location: Amnesty International UK, 25 New Inn Yard, London, United Kingdom, EC2A 3EA.

Cost: This is a free event, but places are limited. Please click 'Register' to book your place!

Who is the event for? This event is targeted towards 14-24-year olds due to the nature of PRCBC, the topic, and the facilitators of this event. However, parents are welcome and please also make sure to register your place.

Travel Expenses: If you are travelling from outside London, reasonable travel expenses may be covered but this is subject to prior agreement. Please email prcbc@consonant.org.uk before booking tickets for further information.

Lunch: Lunch and refreshments will be provided during the workshop. Please email prcbc@consonant.org.uk to make us aware of any dietary requirements.

Accessibility: The venue is wheelchair accessible. Please email prcbc@consonant.org.uk to make us aware of any other access requirements.

Nearest Station: Shoreditch High Street, a 5-minute walk away.

Parking: Unavailable.

Confidentiality: While the workshop will not focus on individual legal advice, all discussions will be confidential.

What can I expect?

Let's talk citizenship. Let's talk about its importance to our identities. Let's talk about its impact on our future studies and opportunities. Let's talk about its significance to our sense of belonging, and how best to raise awareness on our rights to citizenship within our communities.

Focused on 14-24s who are curious about British citizenship, we welcome you to our informal workshop run by our youth consultants. You may have recently discovered you are not a British citizen, or you may want to hear more about your options. Either way, we offer a warm and safe space for you to talk citizenship. Parents are also welcome but please remember to register!

Both non-EU and EU nationals welcome; this would benefit anyone who was born and/or raised in the UK who are unclear about their status. For EU nationals, let's talk citizenship in the context of Brexit.

We aim to open up the discussion around citizenship, reflect on the benefits of citizenship and how we can improve awareness in our communities.

Who is facilitating this workshop?

This workshop will mainly be delivered by our youth consultants:

Mubarak: Mubarak is a former Physics student now studying Economics and Philosophy at the University of Manchester. He was the Careers Officer at the University’s African & Caribbean Society, and has completed several internships at various investment banks, most recently at Barclays Investment Bank. Mubarak will cover the benefits of British citizenship (including access) – as well as facilitate the session.

Precious: Precious is 19 years old and came to England from Nigeria, with her mother and siblings, when she was 3 years old. She studies Digital Television Production at Ravensbourne. She aspires to work in the TV industry after she graduates in 2021. She enjoys making documentaries about subjects that are interesting and important to her. She is currently part of a campaign group called LetUsLearn, a trustee for PRCBC, and a member of the Media Movers group.

Graciella: Graciella is a final-year Sociology student at the University of Warwick. She has specialised in Social Inequalities and Public Policy, writing her undergraduate dissertation on citizenship, belonging, and Brexit. As a Pro Bono Youth Consultant, Graciella informs materials produced by PRCBC and associated organisations, supports with fundraising, and helps to raise awareness. Graciella will cover the experiences of European nationals in relation to citizenship, belonging, and Brexit – as well as facilitate the session.


However, a solicitor will oversee the event to cover any legal issues that arise:

Solange Valdez-Symonds: Solange is PRCBC’s Director and a supervising solicitor for Consonant. She is 14 years PQE and has over 19 years of experience in nationality and immigration law. Solange is a Law Society Level 3 Advanced Accredited Immigration Supervisor, delivering training for PRCBC, ILPA, and other umbrella and community organisations. She is heavily committed to nationality law and is interested in working with children and their citizenship rights.. Solange will cover the legal elements of this workshop.

What if I can't attend?

If you are unable to attend and have registered your place, please cancel your booking with at least 48 hours' notice, so that others can have the opportunity to attend. You can cancel through your Eventbrite email confirmation.

We are a small organisation with very limited funds and are unable to run these sessions in other locations. Given the nature of the discussion, it would also be inappropriate to record the event. However, we will be producing an anonymised summary to post on Twitter for those interested. Alternatively, please see our leaflet! We appreciate your patience with this.


We look forward to meeting you!


Image shows PRCBC flyer for this event. On a cream-coloured background features a semi-transparent flag of the United Kingdom. At the top of the flyer is the PRCBC logo. In bold, red text reads: “Let’s Talk Citizenship. Saturday 27 July, 10:30am to 3:30pm. Venue: Amnesty International UK, 25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA.” In smaller, black text reads: “Capacity is limited, so please register at Eventbrite.com”.

Image shows PRCBC flyer for this event. On a cream-coloured background features a semi-transparent flag of the United Kingdom. At the top of the flyer in bold, red text reads: “Let’s Talk Citizenship”. In smaller, black writing reads: “This event will highlight the importance of citizenship: It's importance in discussions of identity. It's importance in belonging in our communities. It's importance to further access. Finally, we'll highlight how best to raise awareness within our communities and further the discussion about citizenship. This event is aimed at under 24s. Parents are also welcome to register, but will also need to register their place. While the workshop will not focus on individual legal advice, all discussions will be confidential. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please note, capacity is limited so please register at https://letstalkcitizenshipwithprcbc.eventbrite.co.uk”. At the bottom of the flyer is the PRCBC logo.

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