Group Newsletter June 2020

Welcome to the latest newsletter.
The next meeting  is on Thursday 18th June 2020, 8.00pm, – on ZOOM.  After the inaugural Zoom meeting last month proved a success, we will give it a go again this week. Its more of a discussion than a meeting. There will be updates on Europe and Refugee week – more details below,
Please reply to  this newsletter if you would like an invite.

Refugee Week 15 – 21 June

The week after next is Refugee Week – a time when we can all celebrate the contribution refugees make to the UK. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Imagine’.  Unsurprisingly, most activities will take place online this year.

To find out how you can take part, have a look on the Refugee Week website. There are  films to watch, writing workshops, book launches, virtual exhibition tours and much more. We are expecting a mailing from AIUK with further actions, which we hope to discuss at Thursdays Zoom meeting. So hopefully we will send out a brief update after the meeting.

Europe Newsletter

As you will have noticed from the last couple of newsletters, we have focused quite alot on human rights issues in Europe in recent months. Sadly there are many. Consequently we thought it useful to start posting the newsletter put together monthly by Ulrike Schmidt, AIUK’s Europe Coordinator.
This edition has issues and updates on Turkey, Hungary, Italy, France, UK and the Roma communities.

South America Newsletter

The June edition of the South America Regional Newsletter is now on the blog. Our group has focused on South America since its inception. The, now just, 2 volunteers who run the network for AIUK – and produce the newsletter – do a huge amount of work on our behalf.
The Covid-19 pandemic and its effect on human rights is discussed in relation to several countries. Plus updates on many other ongoing issues.