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?
We are very pleased to be part of the Refugee Solidarity Summit, a convening of grassroots solidarity networks, non profit organisations, activists, volunteers, community organisers and NGO’s working in the areas of refugee support, solidarity, advocacy and welcome in the UK and across Europe.
This week, there’s been devastating stories of lives lost because of borders.
We will not forget them.
And we will continue working with others for change. There’s so many of us who want a better world.
Ken Macharia reported to the Home Office last week, flanked by his Bristol Bisons team-mates.
Practical solidarity is needed every day, in quiet ways and loud, to survive and succeed in navigating the legal system.
At Right to Remain, our approach is about solidarity, self-help and mutual aid. A lot of our work is finding out what practical actions people are taking to survive and succeed in the asylum and immigration system, and sharing that with others facing the same problems.
Solidarity is at the heart of Right to Remain’s work. But what does this word mean?
We asked the asylum and migrant groups that we work with, across the UK, to tell us what “solidarity” means to them.
Here’s what they said, in videos and quotes.
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