Lesbian Immigration Support Group – workshop and Q&A

Lesbian Immigration Support Group

Workshop and Q&A

Thursday 29th June, 10:30 – 12:30, Room G.16 Brooks Building

This informal and interactive session is open to all staff and students. The Lesbian Immigration Support Group will be attending to give a presentation that outlines their work within Greater Manchester and beyond. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions in an open and informative setting.

Manchester Metropolitan University attracts and has a large number of international staff and students. As such this is an important and valuable opportunity not only to gain a better understanding of the support group and their work but also to become more aware of issues that may affect potential and current staff and students within the university.

 Admission is free but please book a place at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lesbian-immigration-support-group-workshop-and-qa-tickets-35591573354 so that we are aware of numbers. Please note that fundraising buckets will be present at the event in case you wish to contribute to the work of the Lesbian Immigration Support Group.

 About the Lesbian Immigration Support Group

We offer practical and social support to lesbian and bisexual refugee and asylum seeking women in Greater Manchester. Many of our members don’t feel able to be open about themselves in general asylum support groups but find that LISG is a safe space where they can relax and be open about their sexuality.  They can talk about their experiences and make friends. We have supported women from Liberia, Jamaica, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uganda, Malawi, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, The Gambia, Cameroon, Kenya etc.

 Some of our members are destitute, that is they have no financial or housing support from the state. Asylum seekers are not allowed to work, so are dependent on friends and acquaintances for a floor or a bed, sometimes moving every few days. If their legal cases fail they face being returned to further homophobic violence and possibly death in their home countries.”

C/o The Pankhurst Centre, 60-62 Nelson Street, Manchester M13 9WP

Email: lisg.manchester@yahoo.co.uk  lisg.manchester@yahoo.co.uk / www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Lesbian-Immigration-Support-Group