No Radio Silence – launch of film by Unity Sisters
Friday 19 December, 2021 at 6 p.m.
The Point, 180 Queen’s Drive, Glasgow G42 8QD
Launch of the short film ‘No Radio Silence’, produced and directed by Unity Sisters, as part of the Human Rights Day Celebration .
About this event
The film discusses the integration of refugees and asylum seekers, particularly women, in Glasgow. There is a general belief that refugees should be grateful and happy to be here in Scotland. This film challenges those ideas and sheds light on the many difficult and exhausting barriers we face here every day.
The voices in the film call for change and propose solutions from individuals, communities, policy makers and ultimately the whole current system that does not allow for the full integration of refugees and asylum seekers in our society.
Guest speaker: Gillian Neish.
Performance by award winner Iranian singer-songwriter Farzane Zamen
This event is part of the ‘Our Rights, Our Communities’ project, a partnership project with Govanhill Baths Community Trust, Unity Sisters and Milk Café Glasgow.
Using the ‘Our Rights’ project to empower Refugee-led grassroots groups to address the gap in service provision currently available. The project will also provide the tools and practices required to deliver change and support organisations in the long term.
Taking back our power through organised peer-led advocacy embedded within their community. “Our Rights” put the needs of New Scots Women at the centre of the fight for equality. They need to be at the forefront in delivering anti-racist and equality work and through training and empowerment to build a strong network of women within the community that can push for change and amplify the voices of those who are all too often ignored.
Our Rights, Our Communities is a New Scots Refugee Integration Delivery project .
Unity Sisters stand in solidarity in the fight against discrimination, racism, abuse of power and profit over people.
“We are a self-organised community group for women going through the asylum seeker and refugee system in Glasgow. Currently we have 67 participants, from 17 different nationalities and varied backgrounds. We are teachers, accountants, business women, nurses, beauticians, mothers, project managers, police officers, administrators, students, daughters, knowledgeable, experienced, ambitious and hard-working women.”
“We meet bi-weekly in a peer-support system of activities and discussions aimed at providing emotional and practical support and signposting to the women and the 180 children associated with us as we navigate the UK’s refugee and asylum seeking system.”
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