Still Here!

We are still meeting to discuss Amnesty campaigns, the situation for asylum seekers locally, and human rights issues in the news etc. At the time of writing, we are deliberating on whether Zoom is the most appropriate product to use for our meetings, and we are taking advice from Amnesty UK. Please keep up to […]

Fundraiser: Coffee, Cakes & Poetry!

Fundraising Evening this THURSDAY 10th October – 6:45 pm to 9:00 pm Quaker Meeting House, Thornhill Street, Wakefield, WF1 1NQ Entrance £2 (includes refreshments) – Asylum seekers free! With poetry recitals by local poets. Tea. coffee, homemade cakes…. hurrah! There will be plenty of campaign resources available to inform and prepare Videos shown to raise […]

AIUKW Meeting Actions

Meeting: Wednesday, 19th June 2019 – QMH Actions Letter to Iranian Head of Judiciary – Daniel Zeinolabedini (UA 83/19) Discuss AI Singapore Anti Death Penalty campaign cards (see photo below) Roma Campaign – no updates, will communicate with AI Campaigns Plan “These Walls Must Fall” for next Wakefield ArtWalk, end of July; next meeting take […]

Asylum Matters – Mary Brandon – 21/11/18

Great meeting this evening! We enjoyed, and were enlightened by, a talk by Mary Brandon. Mary is the Campaign Projects Manager for Asylum Matters, in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Asylum Matters is an advocacy and campaigns project that works in partnership locally and nationally to improve the lives of refugees and people seeking asylum […]

Great Getogether 2017 – Wakefield (Report)

A report from Salli Martlew, AIUK Wakefield group member, organiser of a local event for the Great Get Together project, celebrating the work of Jo Cox. The Great Get Together and Wakefield Walk 22 June 2017 Sunshine made all the difference!  We arrived at Heath Common at 6.30am to find gazebos and marquees already being […]

Coffee – Cake – Campaigning!

There will be a Coffee, Cakes and Campaigning event on Thursday 22nd June 2017, 10am – 12noon, Quaker Meeting House, Thornhill Street, Wakefield, WF1 1NQ Adults £1.50 – Children and Asylum Seekers FREE Campaign materials and support provided! Come and write a letter, or just enjoy a chat and a cake whilst making a difference! […]

Come and Make a Difference

Come and Make a Difference Seeing nothing but Trump’o’riffic news? Can’t fully engage with “brexit” (not a real word btw)? Feeling angry, frustrated with the world and don’t know what to do about it? Wondering how displaced people fair in a system that is not very welcoming of those seeking asylum and refuge? Want to find […]