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Sustainable Hackney presents: Calais Children: A Case to Answer

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St Paul's Church West Hackney

182 Stoke Newington Road

London

N16 7UY

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As winter draws in we focus on one of the biggest problems of our time, on especially vulnerable refugee children, and what the British government is doing to help. For the next Films For Action event series, we invite an array of speakers from local organisations who are working hard to assist refugees both in the UK and elsewhere in Europe.

The FILM

Calais Children: A Case to Answer is a film and live campaign by Sue Clayton. It is a compelling 62-minute film following the scandal of what happened to the almost 2000 lone children who were in the Calais Jungle until it was razed by French authorities in October 2016 – many of whom had a legal case to be in the UK.

What went wrong? Where are they now? And what can we do about it?

Hackney based filmmaker and campaigner Professor Sue Clayton takes on the fight to get the children to safety. The film has been screened in six countries and formed the basis of a legal challenge brought by her team at Duncan Lewis Solicitors, and heard in the High Court in February and March earlier this year.

The EVENING

7:00 pm - Doors open (bar with snacks open all evening)

7:30 pm - Film introduced by its director, Sue Clayton

7:45 pm - Film starts (62 mins)

9:00 pm - Panel discussion and Q&A

  • Zak Cochrane who is a local Anti-racist Campaigner at Stand Up To Racism aiming to build refugee solidarity initiatives tackling islamophobia, antisemitism and hostility towards migrants. Zak also works with Love Music Hate Racism - a campaign which works with musicians, fans and the music industry to bring people together against hatred and division.

  • Wendy Pettifer who is a human rights lawyer at Atleu, which is a small legal charity representing victims of trafficking and slavery. Wendy has also spent time in Calais and worked with the children.

  • Pru Waldorf: co-founder of Weareone:collective/Human Kind Hub and has spent much time working in Calais and Greece with refugees.

10:00 pm - Networking and information stalls

11:00 pm - End

WHY NOW?

According to the UN we are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record. An unprecedented 68.5 million people around the world have been forced from their home's. Among them are nearly 25.4 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. Sustainable Hackney believes that for true sustainability to be met tackling social issues is of equal importance to environmental issues and are often connected issues.

On 3 October 2018, following a challenge brought by charity Help Refugees, judges ruled that a number of child asylum seekers assessed for transfer to the UK under Section 67 of the 2016 Immigration Act – known as ‘the Dubs Amendment’ after its proposer Lord Alfred Dubs – were given “patently inadequate” reasons for being refused entry. Read more here and here.

DONATE WARM CLOTHING

If you have any warm clothing that you no longer need then why not be part of the solution by donating them at this event to help keep Calais refugees warm this winter. A list of most needed items can be seen here.

Stalls

We have a bar that serves locally and sustainably sourced drinks and & snacks. All packaging is recyclable, some products are zero waste. Most products are vegan. We except card payments and cash. All profits made fund future events. We also have information stalls to connect you with local groups, organisations and businesses that are all part of the solution, so please come early enough or stick around after the film to connect with these people.

Volunteer

If you like what we do and are interested in supporting us on the day/night, then we are always open to helping hands and new ideas! Please email info@sustainablehackney.org.uk

We are a volunteer-based organisation, helping to bring the community together and to improve our world through collective action. Sign up to our mailing list and/or to post to our website Sustainable Hackney. Follow us on social media on FB, TW, IN.

Diversity/Accessibility

We aim to encourage cultural diversity at our events and work hard to create a safe space to hear all voices, which means we choose films and speakers that represent this thinking. Entry to our events is by suggested donation, to keep them accessible to people of all incomes, though we greatly appreciate donations to make the events possible. This event has disabled access. St Paul's Church West Hackney is a Green Flag church and we are working with them to further increase their care for the environment. People of all faiths and none are all welcome.

Through lottery funding, this church has a fantastic projection screen and surround sound system perfect to host these events.

Note: There may be photography and filming during this event, please let us know on the night if you would rather not be in it.


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182 Stoke Newington Road

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United Kingdom

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