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STAR newsletter 11/10/13 October 11, 2013

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Hello!

The weather has started to take a chilly turn in Glasgow but I hope that you’re all being kept warm by the potential you hold within yourselves!   
Don’t forget to come along to STAR’s PUBQUIZ THIS SUNDAY! (and bring your friends!)  https://www.facebook.com/events/476090655832268/?source=1
We’re getting close to our Sleep out (25th Oct) in case you don’t already know, here’s a bit of info about it – we plan raise awareness about destitution by getting sponsored to spend the night sleeping on the steps of the Wellington Church on Uni avenue! We hope to make it a night to remember and a great fundraiser – BUT we’ve still to decide who to fund raise for- please vote HERE -> http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WSP37G8

STAR NEWS
*This weeks meeting will be an Introduction to Destitution, in preparation for our End Destitution campaigning in the run up to the sleep out!  We’re delighted to be inviting along Morag Gillespie, a researcher who supported the Stop Destitution campaign, to talk about her research! https://www.facebook.com/events/441400529304754/?source=1
 
CAMPAIGNS
*Theresea May’s new immigration bill was published today there’s some very dangerous new policies in it, here’s two articles on how they will affect people seeking asylum in the UK http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/11/theresa-may-health-tourism-asylum-seekers
*The BBC published an article about the shocking treatment of LGB asylum seekers today and, at least judging by my facebook newsfeed, it’s gaining a lot of attention which is great news!  
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-24479812
If you’d like to know more about this issue here’s the paper Stonewall produced in 2010 http://www.stonewall.org.uk/what_we_do/research_and_policy/2874.asp
*Justice for Glasgow Bajuni’s Campaign is ongoing – read their latest post on how recieving letters from the Home Office makes them feel http://bajunicampaign.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/threatening-letters-to-take-reasonable-steps-to-return-home/
 
VOLUNTEERING
*Positive Action in Housing are looking to start running a food bank and want to have a stall for donations of food and toiletries every week, or two weeks,Glasgow Uni campus – if you’d like to get involved with this, or if you’d like more information please get in touch and i’ll pass your email address along! 
 
EVENTS
*12/10/13 – Unity in the Community Booksale https://www.facebook.com/events/381454708623870/
*13/10/13 – Come along to our charity pub quiz raising money for Scottish Detainee visitors – https://www.facebook.com/events/476090655832268/?source=1
*18/10/13 – Scottish Refugee Council Roller Disco!  
*25/10/13 – SLEEP OUT!!
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