Thursday 19 March: Amanda Jones on Refugees

Amanda JonesAmanda Jones, Director of the Shropshire Supports Refugees not-for-profit Community Interest Company, says: “Shropshire Supports Refugees has been supporting families resettled in Shropshire since 2016. We recognise that it is not enough to just help these few families to integrate and find their feet in a new country, but that it is our duty to also continue to raise awareness and raise the profile of refugees and asylum seekers who are still stuck in horrific circumstances around the world. Nurturing a celebratory attitude rather than just a ‘tolerating’ attitude is the way that we would like to ensure that the families who are living in Shropshire are accepted and welcomed now and into the future.”

 

University Centre Shrewsbury, Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury SY3 8HQ, 7.30 pm. You are very welcome to come for tea and coffee from 7 pm to meet and chat with other members and guests. A voluntary donation is requested towards room hire and refreshments.

Change of topic at 17 September meeting: The refugee crisis

In view of the major humanitarian crisis, particularly resulting from the Syrian conflict, but also from situations  in other countries, we have changed the next meeting to a discussion of the situation.

If you were Prime Minister, what would you do? What actions can individuals take? Should humanists take a particular political position on the crisis?

All are welcome. We would be particularly happy if anyone not on the committee would like to lead the discussion!

The meeting is on Thursday 17 September at 7.30 pm at The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Shrewsbury SY1 4NG. Donations are requested to cover the cost of room hire, refreshments etc.

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