Detention, Destitution and Deportation: Gathering Quaker energy to speak truth to power

WoodbrookeA conference run at Woodbrooke in partnership with the Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network.

Friday 6 February 2015 – Sunday 8 February 2015

Course Details

Explore how the issues of detention, destitution and deportation are deeply related to Quaker concerns and Testimonies; find mutual support amongst f/Friends engaged in this emotionally demanding work; maintain your sense of hope, and find ways to be active for change. The Conference is suitable for Quakers – Members, Attenders, Enquirers – who are involved in asylum-related issues, those who are curious or upholding others, or who are active in other aspects of social justice. We hope Area Meetings will encourage participation. Continue reading

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration fringe event at Labour Party conference

22 Sep 2014 – 17:30 – 19:00, Lecture Room, Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester M2 3JL

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration will be holding a fringe event at the Labour Party conference in September. The following meeting will be in partnership with the Institute for Public Policy Research. 
As the 2015 General Election looms, Labour is still trying to find the best way to talk to voters about immigration. What is Labour’s vision of the role migration plays in modern Britain and how does it fit with the range of voters’ concerns? What are the key messages that will win the support both of liberal public opinion and of those who are concerned about the impacts of migration in their communities?
Keynote Speaker

Rt. Hon. Yvette Cooper MP, Shadow Home Secretary

Speakers:

  • Yvette Cooper MP, Shadow Home Secretary
  • Tim Finch, IPPR
  • Margaret Burton, Ernst & Young
  • Don Flynn, Migrants’ Rights Network
  • Paul Blomfield MP, Chair

Detention, Destitution and Deportation: Gathering Quaker energy to speak truth to power

WoodbrookeA conference run at Woodbrooke in partnership with the Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network.

Friday 6 February 2015 – Sunday 8 February 2015

Course Details

Explore how the issues of detention, destitution and deportation are deeply related to Quaker concerns and Testimonies; find mutual support amongst f/Friends engaged in this emotionally demanding work; maintain your sense of hope, and find ways to be active for change. The Conference is suitable for Quakers – Members, Attenders, Enquirers – who are involved in asylum-related issues, those who are curious or upholding others, or who are active in other aspects of social justice. We hope Area Meetings will encourage participation.

Course Leader Information

Maud Grainger is Woodbrooke’s Faith in Action Tutor. She is interested in how we live our witness in the world and community activism.

Invited speakers include: Jerome Phelps from Detention Forum, which is working to change the system of immigration detention; Mike Kaye from Still Human Still Here Continue reading