Sunday, 30 June 2013
Saturday, 29 June 2013
There are lots of ways to help us through BHN, so do contact them http://bristolhospitalitynetwork.wordpress.com/community/
Right now our lives are on hold, due to the policy of destitution and the long wait for decisions about our cases.
Destitution is about more than money, we are denied the chance to move forward in our lives, contribute our skills and be successful. Asylum seekers want to sparkle and shine.
The Bristol march has gotten off to a great start, parading with a scapegoat through St Paul's and into Easton, stopping outside Junction 3 for speeches about education and destitution and on to Stapleton road when we gave a shout out for all the other cities holding events today!
This wordcloud shows how destitution makes us feel.
Come and join us at 11am from the Malcolm X centre in Bristol or at a march in your local city if you believe it is wrong we are forced to have nothing and want to help us change it.
Friday, 28 June 2013
I've been destitute for a long time, it has made me unwell both physically and mentally, hopeless and like I can't manage my life due to the threat of the unfair asylum system and the persecutors I fled from. I came here to rebuild my life, because I had no chance of survival in my country, please don't destroy me more.
Thursday, 27 June 2013
PRESS RELEASE - Dignity, not Destitution: Asylum seekers across the country standing up in a national day of action
Twitter hashtag #Dignity2013
Bristol Dignity for Asylum Seekers March – 29th of June 2013
Ending in Castle Park
Patrick sang his song about Bristol, city of sanctuary and spoke wonderful words about refused asylum seekers whose basic human rights are violated and some people wore boiler suits with slogans about asylum seekers on them.
Mahsa, an asylum seeker who has been turned down, gave speech about the experiences of herself, her mother and her brother. She told us how she felt when the refusal letter came and her family had to leave the house without any support. She asked how she could prove herself, she was just here in UK for one year, she talked about her unclear future, not even knowing what will happen tomorrow. The government may detain them, her mother needs to be looked after and her brother has to move from place to place.
|In the garden|
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
JUSTICE, FREEDOM AND DIGNITY FOR ALL
Monday, 24 June 2013
STAND UP FOR DIGNITY
film about asylum seekers who sign at police station weekly or month in Bristol and a film about other issues as well. We had discussions, gave a short speech about March on 29th, and of course there was music, food, cake and a lot of other things.
Oh it's a fantastic feeling of real home.
Thanks to everyone and BRR
Message from Leeds:
"dear friends, firstly THANK YOU so much for calling for this protest. There's a lot of excitement here in leeds :) the mural is amazing....
Wednesday, 19 June 2013
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
You may have spoken to one of us from Dignity for Asylum seekers at Celebrating Sanctuary Day on Sunday, we handed out loads of leaflets, spoke on the stage and in the talks tent and with lots of people at the day. We have a good presence at refugee week, we are talking at the Tea with Lord Mayor and City of Sanctuary tomorrow afternoon and at the Bristol Refugee Rights open afternoon at Malcolm X centre on Thursday from 2:30 - 6pm, so do come and speak to us if you are at these event!
For more information on all the events during refugee week in Bristol visit www.facebook.com/BristolRefugeeWeek
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Destitute asylum seekers do not usually have a secure home, moving between friends houses, sleeping out or relying on charity support. Asylum seekers who get support live in temporary National Asylum Seeker Support (NASS) accommodation shared houses. When somebody gets status they have 28 days to move out of the NASS accommodation and find alternative accommodation.
If you would like to help destitute asylum seekers who are homeless in a practical way visit http://bristolhospitalitynetwork.wordpress.com/
Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Monday, 3 June 2013
Bristol Refugee Rights theatre group are creating a theatre show which will give audiences a glimpse in to what it is like to leave their country of origin, to journey 1000's of miles with the dream of finding safety, only to arrive and find destitution and discrimination. If you aren't sure about going on the march because you don't understand the problems, then go see this performance on 20th June first.
Theatre: Listen to Our Story
Thursday 20th June, 7pm, acta Centre
An original play by asylum seekers and refugees living in Bristol.
They tell their story with warmth, humour and dignity, leaving audiences laughing, sad and moved to act.
This play is written and performed by members of Bristol Refugee Rights, from their own direct experience, and is part of the growing national campaign to end the forced destitution of asylum seekers.
At the Acta Centre, Bedminster www.acta-bristol.com
You can also see the show on Monday 8th July as part of acta’s Get Together festival.