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

Monday, January 07, 2008

KCL STAR bags prize in National Award Scheme

Well done to KCL STAR for winning the runner up prize at the British Red Cross Humanitarian Citizen Awards!

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Posted by Russell Brooks on 07/01/2008 at 02:08 PM

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Interview in an Instant: Marie Lyse Numuhoza

In the second of our “Interviews in an Instant” with keynote speakers from STAR’s 2007 Conference, testimonial speaker Marie Lyse Numuhoza 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 18/12/2007 at 11:33 AM

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Interview in an Instant: Jon Cruddas MP

We had some fantastic keynote speakers at the 2007 National Conference, and we were able to grab them after their speeches for a few in depth questions. In the first of our “Interviews in an Instant” Jon Cruddas MP shares his happiest moments, tips for STAR members, and his views on the future of asylum policy…

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Posted by Russell Brooks on 06/12/2007 at 01:16 PM

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Issue 36:Winter 2007

Find out all about this year’s STAR National Conference, the Still Human Still Here Campaign, new ways to fundraise and much, much more…

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Posted by Russell Brooks on 04/12/2007 at 12:52 PM

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