Friday, March 07, 2008

Action Day 2008 - The Final Report!

Thanks to all your incredible efforts Action Day 2008 was quite simply, the best yet!

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Posted by STAR team on 07/03/2008 at 12:15 PM

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Action Day is today!

Today is the highly anticipated Action Day 2008 and looks like being our best Action Day ever! Find out more about what individual groups across the country have got planned for today….

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Posted by STAR team on 06/03/2008 at 12:13 PM

Monday, March 03, 2008

RefugeeMap launched

STARs new interactive online resource for young people is starting to pick up speed. RefugeeMap – which was laucnhed earlier this spring – provides easily accessible information about refugees and volunteering for young people, but best of all, it is built by volunteers, for volunteers.

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Posted by Russell Brooks on 03/03/2008 at 01:34 PM

Monday, February 18, 2008

Why are we campaigning about the destitution of refused asylum seekers?

With so many campaign actions by the STAR network at the moment, particularly with Action Day just round the corner, here is a reminder of why are we campaigning in support of the Still Human Still Here campaign.

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Posted by STAR team on 18/02/2008 at 12:10 PM

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Campaigns Update: Action Day drawing ever closer…..

Action Day 2008 is drawing ever closer and in just 5 weeks students across the country will be sleeping out in solidarity with the thousands of refused asylum seekers who are forced to live destitute in the UK.

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Posted by STAR team on 31/01/2008 at 12:09 PM

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Access to healthcare for refused asylum seekers

The Government is currently considering charging refused asylum seekers and undocumented migrants for NHS primary health care, effectively denying thousands of vulnerable migrants access to healthcare entirely. And a campaign is developing to oppose these changes.

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Posted by STAR team on 24/01/2008 at 01:53 PM

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Poverty and Homelessness Action Week

Poverty and homelessness are big issues for refugee communities across the UK. Up to 100 events will be taking place between 27 January and 3 February to highlight local issues of poverty and homelessness in the UK. Find out how you can get involved with an event near you!

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Posted by STAR team on 23/01/2008 at 12:07 PM

Interview in an Instant: Melanie McFadyean

In the third of our “Interviews in an Instant” with keynote speakers from STAR’s 2007 Conference, speaker Melanie McFadyean shares her happiest moments, tips for STAR members, and her views on the future of asylum policy…

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Posted by Russell Brooks on 23/01/2008 at 11:19 AM

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

“My Painful Journey”

Jade Amoli Jackson fled Uganda seven years ago, after her husband was murdered and her children abducted by the military. Encouraged to write by the Medical Foundation’s “Write to Life” programme, she chronicled her experience in “My Painful Journey”. The story won a writing competition run by Decibel, and is included in as one of 16 true stories published in the 2007 Penguin Decibel anthology entitled, From There to Here, Volume 2: Personal Tales of Immigration to Britain. STAR went to talk to her about her writing and experiences.

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Posted by Russell Brooks on 16/01/2008 at 05:10 PM

Award gives students plenty to talk about

Leeds STAR’s conversation club has won the Marsh Refugee Volunteer Award for volunteer run projects working with refugees. See how their success was reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

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Posted by Russell Brooks on 16/01/2008 at 12:20 PM

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