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STAR Newsletter 18/10/13 October 18, 2013

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I hope you’re all well! This email is sooo long so i’ve broken it down into lots of bitesize chunks!  Hope this helps !  -Chrissy xx
Next meeting

For our upcoming meeting we’ve invited a speaker called Tony to share his experiences of being a destitute asylum seeker to reinforce why it is so important to campaign against forced destitution and support groups like Positive Action in Housing, Unity in the Community and Refugee Survival Trust who are quite literally saving people lives.  We will also be making posters for our Sleep out event!  We’re planning on painting statistics on these posters which highlight the scale of the problem – so if you have any good statistics please bring them along! 
EVENT PAGE – https://www.facebook.com/events/680347785323932/
ALSO IT’S OUR SLEEPOUT ON FRIDAY!   It’s amazing how fast it’s come round but it’s our Sleep Out this FRIDAY!  Come along (for the night or just part of it) and help us raise money for Positive Action in Housing!  Get sponsored or donate on the night!  We’re running an Open Air Cabaret so encourage yourself, or your talented friends to come along and perform – doing anything! Also, we’ll be running a Food Collection bin on the night for the Unity in the Community night shelter so if you can, bring along some food!  EVENT PAGE – https://www.facebook.com/events/1390344064535933/ and JUSTGIVING – http://www.justgiving.com/Star-Glasgow
*Our pub quiz for Scottish Detainee Visitors raised £157.61!  That money will support 3 visits to Dungavel Removals Centre and supporting nearly 50 people!  Thanks to everyone who came along!
*Read about last weeks meeting here – https://starglasgow.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/star-meeting-161013/
*Here is the Safer Spaces policy we wrote at last weeks meeting, if there is anything you are unhappy with please let us know and we’ll try and improve it! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aMStGpLfYSo02TLaOqoRzh61DsOi8sleRhopnn9-UhQ/edit?usp=sharing
*SLEEPOUT IS THIS FRIDAY!! https://www.facebook.com/events/1390344064535933/
*Moses Belongs to Glasgow – Moses has been able to return to Glasgow!!! Keep up to date here – https://www.facebook.com/groups/196681707179230/
*The UK government is pushing the shocking “Go Home Vans” – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-24575795
*Food Bank – we’re currently voting on a date for our Glasgow Uni link up with the Positive Action in Housing food bank project – add your voice – https://www.facebook.com/groups/STARglasgow/
*Bookshop – Unity in the Community are currently recruiting for volunteers in their bookshop in Govan (about 5min walk from Govan subway station) – emailinfo@unitycentreglasgow.org
*Leafleting and Colleting tins on Byres Road on Tuesday afternoons in support of the Unity night shelter info@unitycentreglasgow.org
*Sun 20/10 – Film Screening – The Last Resident of Red Road – Jamal Hamad, a failed Iraqi Kurdish asylum seeker, has lived alone in one block for several months but the demolition company want to destroy them (£4/2) @ CCA 
*Wed 18/10 – “U-Knitty” craft things to be sold in the Unity shops while providing a safe, and social space for asylum seekers and supporters to meet and hang out. https://www.facebook.com/events/715188118509306/?source=1
*Fri 25/10 – SLEEP OUT !!!!  https://www.facebook.com/events/1390344064535933/
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