Leeds City of Sanctuary News
Saturday, 12 October 2013 – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Schools of Sanctuary groups, teachers and supporters are invited to our national conference on 12 October, 10am-4pm.
A day of mutual learning, inspiring talks, support from other groups and schools, building partnerships and brain storming.
The conference is kindly hosted by the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds
(LS2 7UP). Easy access by bus or car.
Please save the date and book your place!
We invite everyone to offer a workshop, share their experience and join the organising team.
For more information and booking please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our latest newsletter is free to download from here, with inspiring stories from Schools of Sanctuary groups, menu of services for schools of sanctuary, tips and upcoming events.
A variety of events will be taking place in Leeds to celebrate Refugee Week, 17-23 June 2013 – although Leeds is having an extended celebration from 14-30 June!
For more information or inquiries please contact the Leeds Refugee Week co-ordinator: Ali Mahgoub,
Leeds Refugee Forum, One Community Centre, Cromwell Street, Leeds, LS9 7SG.
Email: email@example.com, Phone: 0113 244 9600 / 0773 317 1290
Launch of the Precarious Lives report about refugees and asylum seekers’ experiences of forced labour. Details for the launch event in Leeds on 2 July 2013.
‘I am Nasrine’, a film about an Iranian brother and sister who come to seek asylum in England, will be showing in the Hyde Park Picture House during Refugee Week and is a great film which gives an insight into the experiences of many seeking asylum in the UK.
Sanctuary Sunday is an opportunity for church congregations and other faith groups to focus their Sunday service on the issue of sanctuary, and to reflect on how we can all contribute to creating a culture of welcome and hospitality for asylum seekers and refugees in our communities.
Sanctuary Sunday is taking place on Sunday 14th July 2013 and your congregation is warmly invited to take part on this Sunday or on a more appropriate day for your faith group.
On Wednesday 8 May, Leeds City Council heard a deputation regarding destitution, asking the City Council Executive Board to look into the issue of asylum seekers and destitution in Leeds. The Council chamber voted unanimously in favour of the Executive Board investigating the requests made!
Job Vacancy at City of Sanctuary Schools of sanctuary
Development Worker, Schools of Sanctuary (self employed)
The Welcome to Leeds project was created to address issues of isolation when asylum seekers arrive in Leeds by matching them with a volunteer who can introduce them to the City.
Read more about the project and case studies in the new booklet.
On Wednesday 8 May, Leeds City Council will hear a deputation regarding destitution, asking the City Council executive to look into the issue of asylum seekers in Leeds. Read more about the deputation and how you can support it.