September 2018 | Bristol & Detention Centres
Every year 30,000 people are locked up indefinitely for nothing more than not yet having correct immigration papers.
Many of these people are taken from communities in major cities including Bristol.
The UK is the only country in Europe to detain people who have committed no crime, with no time limit.
Learn more at detention.org.uk
What will happen?
Over 5 consecutive days in September 2018, people in Bristol will be able to step into The Channel phone booth to send and receive voice messages with people who are currently in indefinite detention in UK immigration centres.
Listen. Ask a question, offer an answer, share a thought, a feeling, a memory, an idea... Then come back and listen again.
You'll meet other people in Bristol who want to end immigration detention. This is a chance to imagine what we could do together to make that possible.
When / Where ?
Sept 15th & 16th 11am-5pm
Broadmead: The New Room courtyard at John Wesely's Chapel, BS1 3JE
Sept 17th 12-6pm
College Green, with interactive art installation from Abdullah Bash
Sept 19th & 20th 12-6pm
With free Somali street food from Somali Kitchen (19th September, 3-6pm)
Sept 27th 6-9pm
Come to a community meeting where we'll hear stories of those surviving and fighting the UK's hostile immigration, and decide how we as a community will take action.
Are you at risk of detention?
Or is someone you know at risk?
The Channel and Right to Remain are hosting a workshop on Preparing in Case of Detention. For anyone who is at risk of detention, and for those who directly support them such as family members and volunteers.
2-3:30pm at Borderlands, Lawfords Gate BS5 0RE