These Walls Must Fall: Sheffield

We were delighted to take part in Sheffield’s fabulous Migration Matters festival last week.  We ran a two-part workshop, looking firstly at navigating the UK’s asylum system (based on our Toolkit) and then at an issue that affects all people seeking the right to remain in the UK: immigration detention.

We’d like to say a huge thanks to Migration Matters for inviting us, for Theatre Delicatessen for being such great hosts, and to everyone who came. But especial thanks must go to Sheffield Action for Trans Health, who amazingly live tweeted our These Walls Must Fall workshop on what immigration detention is, why it must be stopped, and how that can happen in Sheffield.  

You can find out the facts about immigration detention on the These Walls Must Fall website, here.

Find out more about the disappearing of homeless EU nationals via the campaign group Nelma, here.

(These photos may give the impression that Michael here just held up signs, but he did a lot of speaking too! As did the workshops participants – there were great questions and contributions throughout).

As usual, Yarl’s Wood was the first detention centre to be named by the audience.  Many people had not heard of Morton Hall, the closest detention centre to Sheffield (still over fifty miles away and very hard to get to on public transport).  You can find out more about all the UK’s detention centre at the Unlocking Detention website here.

How are people detained? Sometimes when they go for their regular reporting event at the Home Office (find out more about that here), but also just going about their every day lives, on the streets around us.

Immigration detention is an issue that affects us all … and you can be part of ending this outrage.  These Walls Must Fall. 

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