Thursday 27 June 2013

Bristol March Speakers and Route Outline

Route Map.pdf
Bristol Dignity for Asylum Seekers March – 29th of June 2013
11am Introduction to the March Malcolm X
Speaker 1: Erkhes (BRR Member)
In his speech, Erkhes will welcome and thank all for their attendance and participation in the day’s events He will introduce the march, including its origins and will contextualise within the growing, nationwide movement which began here in Bristol.  
Speaker 3: Amirah Cole (Manager of the Malcolm X Community Centre)
The march begins at the Malcolm X Community Centre, which is also the home of local charity Bristol Refugee Rights (BRR). Meetings and campaigning for Human Rights for Asylum Seekers and Refugees at BRR led to the formation of a splinter group and the beginning of the movement. The Malcolm X centre remains our base and the Dignity for Asylum Seekers campaign remains intrinsically linked to Bristol Refugee Rights. Amirah will put the current campaigning work into the context of the Malcom X centres inspiring history and its role in the community.

Destitution, Health and Education
12.15pm – 1.15pm Junction 3 Library,
Speaker 4: Thulani (BRR Member)
Thulani will discuss the reality of having limited or no access to health and education systems, making reference to his personal experiences.
Speaker 5: Rachael Bee (Bristol Hospitality Network)
Will discuss the barriers to education faced by asylum seekers and the implications that this has for their wellbeing.

Destitution and the Law. 
12.30 -1.30pm Trinity Police Station
Speaker 7: Indriani Currie (Bristol and Avon Law Centre)
Indriana will discuss the link between asylum law and destitution.
Speaker 8: 

An end to destitution for Asylum Seekers? Tactics for change.
12.45 – 1.45 Castle Park
On our final stop, we start to look towards the future. Amy reminds us of the painful reality of destitution and her experience. We ask what tactics can we take to make real change? Ellinor Harris and Alice Cutler will discuss what we can do moving forward at the grassroots level, whilst local councillors Fi Hance and Ron Stone discuss how to progress within local and national government.  
Speaker 9: Amy (BRR Member)
Speaker 10: Ellinor Harris (Still Human, Still Here/ Refugee Action)
Speaker 11: Clr Fi Hance (Liberal Democrat)
Speaker 12: Clr Ron Stone (Labour)
Speaker 13: 

Ending in Castle Park

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