"I have never welcomed the weakening of family ties by politics or pressure" - Nelson Mandela.
"He who travels for love finds a thousand miles no longer than one" - Japanese proverb.
"Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence." - Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
"When people's love is divided by law, it is the law that needs to change". -
David Cameron.

Friday 20 September 2013

Evenia must stay.


'Evenia Mawongera is 55 years old. She lives in Leicester and is from Zimbabwe.

'She has been living in Leicester with her daughters and grandchildren, all of whom are British citizens, for close to 10 years.

'The Home Office wants to remove her to Zimbabwe where she is at risk of arrest, persecution and extremely serious ill-treatment...

'... Evenia is a member of the Zimbabwe Association Choir and is one of the people who performed for Queen Elizabeth II when Her Majesty The Queen visited Leicester to mark the start of her Diamond Jubilee. In addition to that, Evenia is a member of the United Methodist Church where she plays an active role in her local parish. Evenia is also actively involved in the tailoring and crafts projects that are organised and run by Leicester City of Sanctuary.'

Detained Zimbabwean grandmother: If I’m deported I am going to die.

'Evenia, an outspoken critic of the Mugabe regime, has been living in Leicester with her children and grandchildren for the past 10 years and is a highly regarded member of the community. On 22 august, she received a special commendation in the Good Neighbour Awards in recognition of her contribution to the community.'

Evenia must stay! - on Facebook.


City lucky to have people like Evenia :

https://twitter.com/MRCF_london :
Please help us with a short survey about hate speech. Please forward to your contacts. Many thanks.

https://twitter.com/ncadc :
Exciting event in 4 Oct in Hackney for @HackneyMigrants. The @EatHackney recipe book looks great!

Via https://www.facebook.com/IntoTheFireFilm :

'Into the Fire is going on tour! This October we will have screenings in Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Austria. We still have a few open slots to fill, so get in touch if you want to set up a screening. You can find the tour details here: http://intothefire.org/fire-tour-october/

http://intothefire.org/about/ :
'In times of severe austerity things look bleak for Greek people, but they’re far worse for those who have recently arrived. Without housing, legal papers or support, migrants in Greece are faced with increasing and often violent racism at the hands of the growing Nazi party Golden Dawn and the police in Athens. Many are trapped by EU laws and legislation of other EU countries meaning they’d be returned to Greece if they managed to get to another member state, they are desperate to leave the country.

'This film gives incredible insights to the reality faced by people who simply want to lead peaceful, normal lives.

(I've seen it. It's fantastic).

Into the Fire on Vimeo :

Into the Fire on Twitter :

Free - Words without Borders :

By a non-EEA spouse.

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