Migration Gathering - Challenging Myths: Respond Positively 1.30-6.30 8 Oct
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Migration Gathering - Challenging Myths: Respond Positively 1.30-6.30 8 Oct

Migration Gathering - Challenging Myths: Respond Positively 1.30-6.30 8 Oct

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Augustine United Church

41 George IV Bridge

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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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
3.00pm  Refreshments
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!

All welcome – Please register at https://ewjfgathering2016.eventbrite.co.uk
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Festival programme and updates at www.ewjf.org.uk

Image: Refugee Women's Strategy Group (RWSG)

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:

[extracted from http://www.scotlandwelcomesrefugees.scot/how-you-can-help/ ]

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