12 noon: introduction + short film showing
12.30: 1st workshop: Supporting detainees and people thretened with deportation. What are our aims / Visiting / Phoning/ How we work. Presentation by a visitor and ane ex- detainee who is now working with us helping others. Open questions.
2 pm: Vegetarian lunch ( by magic hat)
2.30 pm: 2nd workshop: Legal / medical intervention. How to use the law to have someone released and not deported + medical grounds to facilitate someone's release. Presentation by a solicitor/ legal advisor and a Medical Justice activist
4. 00 pm: Open discussion / Close
You are welcome to attend the morning workshop, the afternoon one, or both.
To find out more or to confirm a place please contact 020 7247 0712 /
07940 143 983 / firstname.lastname@example.org
The no borders detainee support group is part of the London no borders network.
We directly support the struggles of migrants and refugees outside and inside the detention centres
We offer practical help to people in immigration detention and/or those threatened with deportation, our aim is to work in solidarity with migrants and refugees and to empower their own struggles.
An important distinction between our activities and those of most other visitors groups is that we actively campaign to get people out of detention and to assist them in their asylum claims. We are not lawyers and are not able to offer legal advice but we work in cooperation with a number of different organisations to extend the networks of support available to those inside and outside of detention.
We encourage self-help and welcome the involvement of friends and families, community groups, church groups etc. Many of the detainees have no support other than us.
We are not solicitors - we are not qualified / allowed to give legal advice, but we provide people with general information on what they can do and help them to get in contact with good solicitors, independent doctors, MPs and others who can help.
Through regular visiting and phone contact with detainees we help people to access proper legal and medical support, we also campaign to stop deportations, monitor abuses within the detention centres, support self organised resistance within the detention centres – such as hunger strikes and other forms of protest- and to further detainees ability to advocate on their own behalf. We work at a number of different levels to publicise the struggles of individual detainees and the situation with immigration in general.