“No Friend But the Mountains”: Sheffield and Leeds events
On Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th February, These Walls Must Fall is involved in hosting the Sheffield and Leeds editions of the ‘Knowing Border Violence: Introducing Manus Prison Theory’ talks with Behrouz Boochani, author of ‘No Friend But the Mountains’.
Liverpool: Campaigner Development Programme
We are excited to launch a brand new campaigner training programme for people who have experienced, or who are at risk of immigration detention.
Liverpool meeting, 24 Feb: Setting up a signing support group
People in Liverpool are setting up support groups for people at risk of immigration detention. Come along to this meeting to find out more
Leeds workshop – Working with young asylum seekers: what next after a refusal?
What next for young people after an asylum refusal? This PAFRAS hosted workshop will cover detention and destitution and how to help those at risk. Learn from those with lived experience by a young person led session.
Liverpool organising meeting, Monday 9 December
Liverpool These Walls Must Fall organising meeting. The last of the year. We will be taking stock of 2019, formalising roles within the campaign and thinking about the year ahead. Let’s make 2020 the year we end immigration detention! And there will also be mince pies (of course).
Sheffield solidarity night and meal with Mount Pleasant Park Football Club
Join Mount Pleasant Park Football Club for an evening fundraiser for South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG). An evening of food and talks, with everyone welcome.
Sheffield organising meeting, November 4th
Following a weekend of action organised by Sheffield groups, this meeting will help us to plan together to build the Sheffield campaign to end immigration detention. All are welcome – experienced campaigners and especially new folk!
Liverpool organising meeting, November 11th
Roll up for our next public organising meeting!
Bringing folk together in Liverpool to challenge immigration detention. We’ll be talking about “answering difficult questions”, and planning for an event next month.
These Walls Must Fall, Sheffield: the football tournament
The campaign in Sheffield has teamed up with Mount Pleasant Park FC, a community-based football club, for the first These Walls Must Fall 5-a-side football tournament.
“We’re making history” – Manchester campaigners commemorate the Peterloo Massacre
200 years on from the Peterloo Massacre, Manchester These Walls Must Fall campaigners joined activists fighting for disability rights, LGBTQ+ rights and climate justice as part of ‘From the Crowd’, a participatory performance weaving eyewitness accounts of the Peterloo Massacre with contemporary accounts of the struggles we are still fighting today.
Holiday time? Spare a thought – and solidarity – for those in detention, hidden away at UK airports
As the holiday season approaches, alongside the prospect of another brief summer in the UK, those of us privileged enough to do so find ourselves arriving at airports, eagerly awaiting our escapism.
But most holiday makers do not know that their chosen airport is a prison to those who want to stay in the UK.