Haytham Alhamwi speaks at the University of Cambridge

Rethink Rebuild Society's Advocacy Director, Haytham Alhamwi, spoke at a panel discussion about the refugee crisis at the University of Cambridge on 4th February. The event was organised by Cambridge University Calais Refugee Action Group and was held at Magdalene College, where over one hundred Cambridge students and academics.


We Stand Together

On Friday 03 February we attended a community workshop #WeStandTogether organised by Sonder Radio working in partnership with Reform Radio as part of Radequal. We had some great discussions around our values as a society and how equality and standing up against hate is very important for a progressive society. We also discussed how to identify and report a hate crime.


Event with Andy Burnham MP

We attended an event on 20 January to meet Andy Burnham MP who is Labour's candidate for Mayor of Manchester. As Andy took questions from the audience, we asked him if he would commit to resettling Syrian refugees to Manchester under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme.


Speaking to Liverpool Trades Union Council

We attended a meeting of the Liverpool Trades Union Council on 19 January and delivered a brief presentation on Syria and how networks of solidarity could be built with the trades unions across the country. The attendees were extremely supportive of the Syrian people and we look forward to working with the LTUC on Syria initiatives.


Meeting with Mike Kane MP

We met with Mike Kane MP in his constituency office on 13 January to discuss various issues pertaining to Syria. We focused on two core themes, the first pertaining to refugee support with Mr. Kane has a demonstrated track record, and secondly in finding a political solution in Syria.