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Counterpoints Arts

Thursday 18 June 2020

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location

Online


Organiser

Migration Matters Festival


Website

https://www.migrationmattersfestival.co.uk/2020/sanctuary-pandemic

Price


Category

Conference/seminar/lecture, Migration Matters


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A CITY OF SANCTUARY BEYOND THE PANDEMIC // PANEL TALK

Panel Talk led by Assist, City of Sanctuary Sheffield & Friends

We need a rethink of the asylum system in the UK. As organisations working with asylum seekers, migrants and refugees we have always been aware of the inequalities that exist in our society.

The pandemic has exposed how deep and debilitating this inequality is for the people that suffer the poverty inflicted by the UK's hostile environment. In Sheffield we have a well structured and established support network  which has stepped up and has done what it can for the last couple of months.

The debate will cover what needs to change so things don't return to the status quo and people are allowed to live with dignity and choice in our city.

 

In partnership with Festival of Debate


 

Ticketing & Registration

This event will include a Q&A, which is only available to those attending via Zoom.

If you would like to reserve your place, please click here.

ASSIST Sheffield helps destitute asylum seekers by providing accommodation, advice and other support to those in most need or distress. We’re a charity and we’re totally reliant on volunteers, grants and the generosity of the people of Sheffield and the surrounding area.

City of Sanctuary is a movement to build a culture of welcome and hospitality for refugees and asylum-seekers

Festival of Debate is the largest annual politics festival in the UK and takes place every spring across South Yorkshire. Check out their online programme at https://www.festivalofdebate.com/