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19 Jan


No Borders North East will be holding a self education day at the Star and Shadow Cinema on Sunday 1st February from 10am – 4pm. The idea of the day is for us to take some time to look more deeply into a few of the issues surrounding the British immigration system and its effects. We will also have some sessions at the end of the day to focus on the No Borders North East group – what we have been doing so far and where we want to focus our energies in the coming months.

The day is open to anyone to attend, although the sessions at the end of the day are primarily intended for people who are currently members of the group, or who think they would like to join.

The event is free and lunch and snacks will be provided (we ask for a voluntary donation of £2 to cover costs). If you want any more info please email us.

The Agenda (subject to tweaking) looks like this-

10:00 – 10:15 cups of tea and hellos

10:15 – 11:00: Understanding the immigration system – information sharing on how the system works and what its different stages are.

11:00 – 11:40: Effects of trauma and torture on memory recall – a presentation on how the brain is affected by trauma and torture and why this affects many asylum seekers’ ability to recall traumatic events in their immigration interviews.

11:00 – 12:00: How to run a voucher exchange scheme – a session looking at how voucher exchange schemes are being run in other parts in the country and how we can find a model that works for us here.
12:45 – 1:20: Snatch squads – a look at what we have learnt about how and when snatches take place and ideas for how we can be more effective in preventing them and responding to them.

1:20 – 2:00: Anti deportation campaigns – a knowledge sharing session looking at what we have learnt from running anti-deportation campaigns with the idea of giving more people the tools to feel confident taking this on.
2:15 – 4:00 Internal sessions looking at the No Borders North East Group.

The Venue
The Star And Shadow Cinema is an entirely volunteer run space. It is in Battlefield, Newcastle Upon Tyne, on the corner of Stepney Bank and Crawhall Road, opposite the Tanners pub.

The nearest Metro station is Manors. Turn right out of the station, and turn right up New Bridge Street. You’ll see us on the right about 5 minutes walk up the road, next to the Tanners.
Buses 6B, 12, 22, 39, 40, 62, 63, 106, 301, 302 all stop just around the corner. Ask for the New Bridge Street stop, or mention the Tanners pub.
There is no car park at the cinema but if you arrive by bike you can park and lock it inside the building.