"Promoting Dignity and Respect for Migrants and Refugees in Our Borough"
- speeches and special guests:
Dr Jess Potter (Chair, Medact Refugee Solidarity Group); Zrinka Bralo (CEO, Migrants Organise); Rockhaya Sylla (migrants/human rights advocate, legal advisor, independent consultant, educator); Lucy Nabijou (Co-ordinator, Haringey Welcome)
- children's poster competition winners announced
- pledge signing:
David Lammy MP and Catherine West MP invited to sign along with others
- migrant testimonials:
Film/discussion on No Recourse to Public Funds from migrant women's theatre/social action group PASAR
- snacks and drinks
We live in one of London’s most diverse boroughs, with a long and proud tradition of being welcoming to all. Our community has welcomed residents from all over the world, many of whom have made considerable contributions to our society.
But being a migrant, refugee, or asylum seeker in Haringey can be tough. The immigration system often prevents migrants from integrating and getting on with their lives; ‘hostile environment’ policies prevent many from accessing essential services; and families entitled to council assistance are being left destitute due to a lack of support.
We are launching the #HaringeyWelcome campaign in response to this situation, and asking Haringey's people, schools, faith groups, community groups, elected representatives, and election candidates to support the launch and sign up to our pledge to make Haringey a more welcoming place that adheres to the values of dignity and respect for all.
Join us at our campaign launch and unite with local residents, volunteers, organisations, schools, faith groups, and elected officials in making our community and council a welcoming place for us all.
To attend, reserve a place via our Eventbrite link
Directions to the Engine Room:
Directions from Tottenham Hale Train/Underground and Bus station
Leave the train/underground station and turn left walking up the steps to the pavement alongside Ferry Lane.
Cross the railway and take the path in front of Tescos and take the second turn left on Waterside Way.
Walk past the playground and past the Little Engineers Nursery.
Loven Bakery is on your left and the main entrance to the Engine Room is around the corner on your left on Lebus Street oppostie the car park.
Directions for drivers:
After passing Tottenham Hale station, turn left into Mill Mead Road from Ferry Lane.
Take the second exit on your left (first is no entry).
See map on the Engine Room website: http://www.engineroom.org.uk/contact-us