Edinburgh World Justice Festival's Migration Gathering - Challenging Myths: Respond Positively
1.30-6.30, Saturday 8 October, Augustine United Ch, 41 Geo IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL
Join together with migrants, asylum seekers, settled refugees and those who advocate for them for an afternoon to explore and learn what people in Edinburgh can do in the face of worsening conditions for migrants.
Scottish Refugee Council, Refugee Survival Trust, Re-Act, Welcoming Association, Red Cross Scotland, Refuweegee, Edinburgh Direct Aid, Bikes for Refugees, Oxfam Scotland, Global Justice Now, Jubilee Scotland, Equality Network, Edinburgh & Lothians Racial Equality Council, Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees have been invited. The event will contribute to the Edinburgh City of Sanctuary initiative.
1.30pm Registration / Tea & Coffee / opportunity to view campaign stalls / sing with Protest in Harmony!
2.00pm Scene-setting with short Take One Action film clip and keynote contributions
2.30pm Identifying what migration means to each of us and what the challenges are
3.30pm Round-table conversations on positive responses to the challenges identified
4.30pm Summarise the discussions – how can each of us respond?
5.00pm Community meal on a long table
6.30pm Close, exchange contact details / promise to keep in touch / take further actions!
Opportunities for sharing in preparation of the meal with Food Sharing Edinburgh from SHRUB Co-op – talk while you chop in the kitchen if the hall discussion does not suit you!
Festival programme and updates at www.ewjf.org.uk
If you want to help but are unable to attend this event there are lots of organisations in Scotland working hard to provide lifeline support to refugees. Your financial support will help them to continue to provide essential support to people in need. These are just some of the charities in Scotland working to help refugees and those experiencing forced migration:
- Amnesty International
- British Red Cross
- Cal Aid
- Christian Aid
- Edinburgh Direct Aid
- Glasgow the Caring City
- Govan and Craigton Integration Network
- Islamic Relief
- Mercy Corps
- Positive Action in Housing
- Refugee Survival Trust
- Save the Children
- Scottish Refugee Council
- The Welcoming Association
- Maryhill Integration Network
[extracted from http://www.scotlandwelcomesrefugees.scot/how-you-can-help/ ]