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Webinar – landmark action

The webinar aims to support local groups as they plan and execute an event (big or small) to demonstrate widespread support for a more compassionate approach to refugees on the National Day of Action, 21 March. Many groups will be organising landmark actions, but any creative response will help. We know your ideas are best.

Time

2 March 5.30pm (for one hour)

Who is it for?

Local groups planning any action on that date.

Format

Short presentations (see topics below): 5.30-6.00pm.
Questions & Answers: 6-6.10pm
Break out groups: 6.10-6.25pm
Report back and closing comments: 6.25pm

Speakers and topics

Chaired by Angela McLeary of One Strong Voice, and member of Together With Refugees steering group, the session will include:

  • Reminder about the two amendments we are prioritising and why, update on the bill and progress. Julia Powell, Campaigns, Together With Refugees: (5 minutes)
  • Tips for engaging emotions and reaching out beyond our supporter base, and demonstrating depth and breadth of support for a more compassionate approach. Sian Summers, City of Sanctuary: (5 minutes)
  • Tips for ensuring people with lived experience are front and centre of plans. Jonathan Kazembe, One Strong Voice and RAS Voice (Refugee and Asylum Seekers Voices). (5 minutes)
  • Tips for engaging and attracting local media coverage. Penny Henry, Tynemouth Together With Refugees group. (5 minutes)

Breakout groups

Choose your breakout group in advance and let us know which you’ll be joining at info@asylum-reform-initiative.org.uk, subject “webinar”:

  • Ensuring voices of people with lived experience are front and centre
  • Reaching out to people beyond our base, sympathethic but not yet active or engaged
  • Securing local media
  • Targeting MPs

Zoom link

Please register here.