"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.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Please come to the official launch of the Love Letters to the Home Office book.

With stories from the book, insights from immigration experts and activists and a manifesto. 



Details from the organisers below :

Launch event: this Monday 28th April!

The launch day schedule is as follows:

5pm-6pm We meet at the Home Office (2 Marsham Street) and deliver love letters, copies of the book and the current petition.
Here's a link to the petition for those interested in signing:

6pm We walk the 3.2 miles to the launch, past the Royal Courts of Justice and finish at the launch venue in Angel. En route distribute handouts to the general public with a love story on one side and what they can do to get involved on the other side. 

7.15pm-9.15pm Launch event at Coffeeworks project in Angel.

During the event, speeches will happen, and 3 separate readings of a limited number of stories will take place.

There will be an online event at the same time so all those involved who are not able to be present at the launch can attend the online launch... And thus be together that way. :) 

Please rsvp to katharine@lovelettershome.org letting us know if you are able to be at either the online event or the London event, and if you are available, coming to the Home Office for 5pm, which will make a massive difference.  (If you are not in London, you might consider going to your local British Embassy or another government building to deliver your love letter.)

This is an open event and you are invited to bring as many guests as you wish, just let me know numbers.

We are looking for someone with a good fast internet connection who is internet-savvy to host the online event.  If you are interested in being that person, please let me know.  


Love Letters available on the Amazon site


Don't worry about the fact that Amazon is currently saying 'out of stock'.  The book is set up to print on demand, so as soon as you order a copy, it will be printed for you!  (Also, the title currently is displaying incorrectly ("loveletters" rather than the correct two-word "Love Letters") and they aren't yet displaying our beautiful book cover.  Those issues will be ironed out next week.  

The book is priced at £4.50, so that as many people as possible can read it, without cost being a factor.  

We encourage people to consider buying copies to send to a local MP, newspaper editor, etc and enclosing a personal letter too.  Sharing our stories with individuals can make a massive difference.  (The reason that Love Letters was in the Guardian and Newsnight are currently filming some of you is because I shared about our project with people at work and at my friend's birthday party.  The more we talk about this, the more we create change.)


- Katharine


 
Facebook event - please share :
https://www.facebook.com/events/1585236218367667/

Love Letters to the Home Office :
http://lovelettershome.org/

Previously :
http://britcits.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/love-letters-to-home-office-loveletters.html

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