Learning, friendship and solidarity blossom in Sheffield

In Sheffield this month, Right to Remain and a new local volunteer group, Early Asylum Support, ran the second in our new programme of information sessions for newly-arrived asylum seekers. The sessions are focused on the crucial first steps of the legal process, and in particular the asylum substantive interview.  The content is based on […]

Right to Remain group launches in Sheffield

By Marienna Pope-Weidemann, communications coordinator, Right to Remain It started with just a handful of locals, as these things often do. Like many international volunteers, Fran, who has been organising supply runs to Calais over the past year with her Unite Community branch, is turning her attention to the home front: Fortress Britain, where so many people risk […]

“They want us to imprison and deport ourselves”

This post was written for Unlocking Detention by Stuart Crosthwaite, Secretary of the South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG), with thanks to the refugees and asylum seekers quoted here (some names changed) and to John Grayson whose ‘academic activism’ contributed to this article. This post was published as Justice Gap‘s #Unlocked15 article of […]

Yorkshire Solidari-tea

“Sheffield is a special place”.  Resounding nods accompanied my statement at our mutual aid and solidarity workshop in Sheffield on Tuesday.  Well, they were hardly going to disagree, being from Sheffield or fervent fans of their adopted city.  But it seemed to sum up the testimonies of the evening, with some of the asylum-seeking, refugee […]