Saturday 5 October 2013; London
10:30 – 5pm
Praxis Community Projects, Pott St, London, E2 0EF
All members, supporters, and friends of NCADC are invited to join us. The day-long event will include a review of the year, celebration of campaigns for justice, learning and information-sharing, plans for the future, and food, music and friendship.
We are delighted that the (free) lunch will be provided by the wonderful women at Spice Caravan - a group of seven mothers from five different countries who met through their children’s primary school.
Remember to book your place in advance. More info here.
Saturday 5 October 2013; Across the UK
An important day of protests across the country – the government’s legal aid cuts and proposed further changes will further block access to justice, particularly for the most vulnerable. Block roads for justice on Saturday 5 October (if you’re in London come along to NCADC’s conference first!).
Read more about why UK Uncut have chosen this form of protest here.
Read more about the cuts, and why they must be stopped, on our blog.
Free Media Training for NGOs representing vulnerable groups
run by the Media Diversity Institute
25-27 October 2013; London
The Media Diversity Institute is seeking participants for a media relations training for Civil Society Organisations/NGOs who are involved in combating discrimination and championing the rights of vulnerable groups. The goal of this workshop is to raise the capacity of NGOs to communicate their messages to and through the media. It will be run by an experienced media relations trainer and journalist, and will consist mainly of hands-on practical and interactive exercises, including on-camera interview practise. Topics to be covered will include: what journalists want, selecting media friendly aspects of NGO work, clarity of language and message creation and presentation.
Participants should be based in London, work for an organisation that represents vulnerable/minority groups, and also be a member of that vulnerable/minority group themselves.
Read more here.
with No Borders Leeds and Leeds Unity
Saturday 26 October 2013, Leeds
11-5pm at Wharf Chambers, LS2 7EQ
Join NCADC, No Borders Leeds and Leeds Unity for a day of workshops on campaigning for the right to remain.
Learn about how the asylum and immigration system works, what campaigning means and how best to do it, and hear from three women who have fought for justice in their own cases.
There will be a children’s space and simple lunch provided. Free/donations welcome.
Book your place through No Borders Leeds:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 07466699812
NCADC campaigning workshop
with NE Refugee Justice
Saturday 16 November 2013, Newcastle
10.30am – 4.30pm
at the Star and Shadow Cinema, Stepney Bank, NE1 2NP
Through interactive exercises, discussion, knowledge-sharing and case-studies participants will come away knowing more about:
- the asylum and immigration system,
- the problems individuals face going through the system
- what can be done to support individuals applying for asylum or immigration status
- what ‘campaigning’ means
- how activists and local groups can work together to support individuals in their communities
The training is based on the NCADC Campaigning Toolkit: a comprehensive printed and online resource for people fighting for justice in their asylum or immigration case, and the groups working to support them.
NERJ is based in Newcastle. They are an autonomous group who cooperate on supporting struggle through mutual aid, developing spaces of solidarity, resistance and unity. Find out more.
Confirm your place by email: email@example.com
The workshop is free. Lunch provided – donations welcome. The workshop will be in English. If you do not speak English, you will need to bring a friend to translate.