On 3 June, Syrians in Manchester Gorton, Manchester Withington, and Stretford and Urmston participated in a ‘Day of Action’ to get involved with their local election candidates. They visited their local candidates in their offices, asked them to sign up to the pledges in the Syria Manifesto, and volunteered with their candidates’ campaigns.
Dr. Ahmad Khaled, a British-Syrian doctor, gave an interview on BBC Radio 5 Live on his experience in responding to the horrific Manchester attack this week. Dr. Khaled noted that it was his duty as a human, as a British Syrian, and as a medical doctor to do what he could to alleviate pain and suffering.
We attended a vigil in Manchester Albert Square on 24 May organised by Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham in remembrance of the victims of this week's horrific attack in our beloved city. The central message that came out of this vigil was the need to remain united and to condemn hate in all of its forms.
Thank you to everyone who helped make the Tango for Syrian Children concert, on Wed 17th May, a success. We were able to raise £800 for our educational project to support a school in Syria. The concert was well attended, with musicians from the Halle Orchestra in Manchester playing. Everyone also enjoyed the delicious Syrian food available.
Dr Haytham Alhamwi, RR Advocacy Director, delivered a talk to Manchester University's Moral Geographies students on Thursday 27 April. The title of the talk was "Borders and Freedom of Movement from a Refugee's Perspective". He talked about what life was like in Syria and why Syrians are fleeing their homeland.