examples of the artwork illustrating the guide, drawn by young people navigating the asylum process

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Gina Antchandie from Croydon Council talks about the creative process of developing the Young Asylum Guide in collaboration with Lisa from Right to Remain and young unaccompanied minors.

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At Right to Remain, solidarity is a key phrase and concept in our work. We have long grappled with how best to define it and how to deploy it meaningfully. We see solidarity as a guiding principle for our activities and theory of change – but does it actually resonate with those we work with?

The book free to be me photographed in someone's hand

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We review Free To Be Me: Refugee Stories From the Lesbian Immigration Support Group.

The book, which is raising funds for the Manchester-based LISG, features stories from LISG members and volunteers – rich narratives of love, pain, brutal treatment, immense suffering, and survival.

examples of the artwork illustrating the guide, drawn by young people navigating the asylum process

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This week, we are delighted to launch into the world a brand new online resource that we’ve been working on with Gina Antchandie of Croydon Council during these difficult Covid days: the young asylum guide.

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Yes, well. It’s been quite a year.

Aside from, well, everything we’ve had a busy year recruiting new members of our Management Committee, appointing new roles within the Committee AND we’ve had three fab new staff members join us. That’s been a lot of zoom calls.

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Lisa reviews Deporting Black Britons, by Luke de Norona. Through the stories and lives of four men, de Noronha explores the human impact of the UK’s deportation policy (and Jamaica’s compliance with it) and thematic aspects of state racism.

Navigating a maze made out of the words Right to Remain

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You may have heard that we are hard at work at making our unique guide to the UK asylum and immigration system – the Right to Remain Toolkit – more accessible.

We would like your views on its name!

Please help us by doing this very quick survey – just three questions …

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We are very excited to see that Remi Weekes’ horror film, His House, will be hitting Netflix and cinemas from 30 October. We helped to develop the script!

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Nadine El-Enany’s stirring, important and compelling book argues that “British immigration laws are acts of colonial seizure and violence, obstructing the vast majority of racialised people from accessing the spoils of empire.”

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Privacy International have produced a guide is for anyone concerned about their social media accounts being monitored by public authorities – but the guide is especially targeted at people from minority and migrant communities who may be disproportionately affected by various forms of surveillance.