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STAR Newsletter 07/10/13 October 7, 2013

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Hello!

Sorry this newsletters is a little late, friends but I hope that you’ve all enjoyed your weekends and that you’re happy and healthy!  October is a busy, busy month for STAR with two big fundraisers and a STAR social – all on top of our regular, jampacked meetings!  Phwoar..! 
Remember to invite your friends to our charity pub quiz next weekend! (https://www.facebook.com/events/476090655832268/) And i’ll see you all at our meeting on Wednesday at 5pm in the TV room of the QMU!
-Chrissy
 
STAR NEWS
*Read about last weeks meeting here – https://starglasgow.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/star-meeting-021013/
*This week’s meeting is “How to win an argument about the asylum system” – which is all about giving our members the tools dismantle and challenge racist and ignorant arguments that we may encounter in our day to day lives!  Please come along – https://www.facebook.com/events/476090655832268/
*Our film screening on the Tibetan Crisis was a great success with over 70 people attending!  A big thanks to Glasgow University Amnesty, Theo Hessing and Students for a Free Tibet for working with us to make it happen! https://starglasgow.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/a-sacrifice-film-screening-hosted-by-star-gu-amnesty-and-students-for-a-free-tibet/
*We’ve officially begun publicising our charity pub quiz raising money for Scottish Detainee Visitors this SUNDAY!! Please come along and support us!  Event page = https://www.facebook.com/events/476090655832268/ If you’d like to get involved in planning or working at the quiz, drop us an email! 
 
CAMPAIGN’S NEWS
*Syrian refugees are fighting to be allowed to claim asylum in the UK – http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/04/french-police-syrian-refugees-calais-asylum-uk and http://ncadc.org.uk/blog/2013/10/campaign-for-syrian-refugees-at-port-of-calais/
*Read up on NCADCs campaign to end all deportations to Afghanistan http://www.ncadc.org.uk/campaigns/afghanistan/index.html
*The campaign to have Yarlswoods Removals Centre’s sexual abuse claims fully investigated continues on as the UKBA try to deport potential witnesses!  Plus there’s a good bit of info about why charter flights are so dangerous at the end! http://ncadc.org.uk/right-to-remain/2013/09/no-deportations-from-yarls-wood-police-investigation-into-sexual-abuse-ongoing/
 
EVENTS 
*Sun 13th – The STAR charity Pubquiz!  We are raising money for Scottish Detainee Visitors – entry is £2 (and free for asylum seekers and refugees) and its sure to be a great night!  https://www.facebook.com/events/476090655832268/
*Wed 16th – GRAMNet Seminar – Mental health and vulnerablility consciousness for people of asylum seeker and refugee background in Australia – 5.30pm @ Yudowitz Lecture Theatre at Wolfson Medical School (this clashes with STAR but we wont judge you if you go to this instead..) – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/8650621241
*Friday 18th – Scottish Refugee Council’s Charity Roller Disco! This is our next STAR Social!  £8 including skate hire!  WILD!  https://www.facebook.com/events/418261481612616/
*Firday 25th – STAR sleepout!!!  Official details tbc – but get it in your diaries!
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