Wednesday 17 May / 7.45 p.m. / Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RR
Local groups Cambridge City Amnesty, Cambridge Convoy Refugee Action Group, Cambridge Refugee Resettlement Campaign, Cambridge Stand Up to Racism, and Cambridgeshire Hope Not Hate will hold a joint hustings on their campaigning concerns of rights, racism, and refugees with four parliamentary candidates: John Hayward (for the Conservative Party), Julian Huppert (for the Liberal Democrats), Stuart Tuckwood (for the Green Party), and Daniel Zeichner (for the Labour Party).Read more
The Convoy to Calais took place on 18 June and was a huge demonstration of solidarity with refugees from the people of Cambridge and of this country. It was a practical aid trip, but also a statement of hope in humanity and a demonstration that we will not forget those who are still stranded with no homes and no future. There are currently nearly 7,000 refugees at the camp, with around a hundred new arrivals every day.Read more
Spoken word by HUGUETTE CHATTERTON / Music by HASEEB ARSHAD / BROKEN DIAMONDS / JOHNNY VOZA ZOLA
Saturday 25 June / 7.30 p.m. / Strummers, CB2 Bistro, 5–7 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD
Last weekend Cambridge contributed six vehicles, carrying just under thirty people and over three thousand pounds' worth of aid, to the 250-vehicle Convoy to Calais in protest at the treatment of refugees by European governments. (In the event the convoy was refused entry by the French authorities: see the People's Assembly's report.) This weekend the Strummers music club has organized a concert to mark Refugee Week, and to say once again that refugees should be welcome in Britain.Read more
The joint Cambridge effort towards the Convoy to Calais on Saturday 18 June, a moving demonstration of solidarity with refugees, is taking shape. We want an impressive convoy with as many vehicles as we can find – and as many passengers as we have seats to help unload the food, clothes, and other needed materials the convoy will transport to the warehouses that support the Calais camp.Read more
Tuesday 24 May / 7.30 p.m. / CB2 Bistro (downstairs in the basement), 5–7 Norfolk St, Cambridge CB1 2LD
The Convoy to Calais on Saturday 18 June will be a demonstration of solidarity with refugees, protesting their treatment by the British and other European governments at the same time it offers practical aid to those camped at Calais. It's organized by the People's Assembly, Stop the War Coalition, Stand Up to Racism, Unite the Union, the Communication Workers' Union, TSSA, War on Want, Momentum, and the Muslim Association of Britain. In Tuesday's meeting we'll develop ideas to build local support for the convoy.
Saturday 19 March / 12 midday / Portland Place, London W1A
Stand Up to Racism has called a national demonstration on UN Anti-Racism Day to restate that refugees are welcome in Britain, against the spiteful appeals of the rightwing press and the Conservative government. With others across Europe, we'll stand against racism in all its forms, including antisemitism and Islamophobia.
Monday 2 November / 7.45 p.m. / Bateman Auditorium, Gonville and Caius College, Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TA
The Cambridge People's Assembly is one of the local supporters of this new campaign, founded to challenge the racism that has deformed British politics as the major parliamentary parties have adopted the demons of the rightwing press: asylum seekers, Muslims, and now immigrants in general.Read more
Saturday 10 October / 11 a.m. / Regent Terrace (off Parker's Piece), Cambridge CB2
Join us tomorrow to say refugees are welcome in Cambridge! We'll march from Parker's Piece to the Guildhall in Market Square. The demonstration is supported by the Cambridge Calais Refugee Action Group, Cambridge Stop the War Coalition, and the Cambridge People's Assembly.