Sadly we live in a world where people have no option but to flee their homes and countries – and rely on the kindness of strangers to help them start again. We see this appalling necessity every night on our television screens, in the press and online.
We at Cardiff Amnesty believe that governments aren’t doing enough to support these asylum seekers and refugees. Many governments are holding whole families in unsafe camps on national borders, and refusing help to millions of others.
But there is so much that we can do
You can join the movement of people uniting to welcome refugees in their own ways, whether it’s adding your voice to a petition or taking action locally. Knowledge is power; you can help change how migrants are perceived here in Cardiff by learning about the incredible work taking place to welcome them in our city.
Migrants, refugees and asylum seekers are often scapegoated by politicians and the media for a whole range of problems. We want to dispel these exploitative myths. We also want to protect the most vulnerable migrants and refugees from being abused by their employers, traffickers and smugglers.
We believe that seeking a safe place to live is a human right, which is why we campaign for governments to honour their responsibilities. Our panel event will celebrate the huge contribution made by refugees and the efforts of organisations and groups taking action to welcome them in Wales.
If you want to learn about the inspiring work taking place across the city then you need to be at this event. Speakers will include:
- Sister Ruth O’Neill from Space4U
- Dan Hall from Oasis Cardiff
- Ruth Brown Asylum Justice
- John Griffiths, AM at the National Assembly for Wales
- Ali Sido Rasho, law student at Cardiff University
- Dr Veronique Barbelet from the Overseas Development Institute, London
We warmly invite you to the event on Wednesday 5 June, 7.00pm, at the Temple of Peace, Cardiff. Tickets cost £5.00: to book click here. To learn more about Cardiff Amnesty’s campaigning for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers click here.
If you would like to learn more why not join us? To get involved contact Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org