Music from Everywhere, for Everyone! SASS Fundraiser

Friday 25th October – 9:30pm till late

A wonderful event planned by local supporters to raise much-needed funds for Swansea Asylum Seekers Support. A fantastic opportunity to dance the night away to funk, soul dub and reggae from around the world. Entry is £5 on the door (free to asylum seekers)

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SASS is a community of Swansea people, including refugees and asylum seekers. They are “Newcomers and Locals United”.

  • Think of any country in the news because of war, persecution, and chaos. Survivors are here in Swansea. We welcome them.
  • For nearly 20 years, SASS has helped uprooted people find sanctuary, peace, and start a new life in Swansea. The need keeps growing.
  • They have 100 volunteers help out at their friendly drop-ins or give destitute asylum seekers temporary homes.
  • They link with all the different projects which also welcome asylum seekers in and around Swansea.

Please support SASS – Keep Swansea welcoming!

Let’s Dance! Fundraising event for SASS

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Join us 12th October for a 70s/80s night fundraising for Swansea Asylum Seekers Support Group

 

About this Event

Remember the 70s/80s?

Join us Saturday 12th October

Let’s Dance

7.30pm – til late

Swansea Dockers Club, St Thomas, SA1 8BT

Tickets £10 – asylum seekers free.

All proceeds go to Swansea Asylum Seekers Support Group

 

For tickets email sandra.richards@assembly.wales or ring on 01792 460836

or use Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lets-dance-tickets-69983611867

 

SWANSEA ASYLUM SEEKERS SUPPORT

  • SASS is a community of Swansea people, including refugees and asylum seekers. They are “Newcomers and Locals United”.
  • Think of any country in the news because of war, persecution, and chaos. Survivors are here in Swansea. We welcome them.
  • For nearly 20 years, SASS has helped uprooted people find sanctuary, peace, and start a new life in Swansea. The need keeps growing.
  • They have 100 volunteers help out at their friendly drop-ins or give destitute asylum seekers temporary homes.
  • They link with all the different projects which also welcome asylum seekers in and around Swansea.
  • Please support SASS – Keep Swansea welcoming!

If you can’t make the fundraising event but would like to donate to SASS instead I have attached the details on how you can donate.

Thank you for your support!

Julie

Julie James AM for Swansea West

Sandra.richards@assembly.wales

Telephone number: 01792 460836

Cardiff Bay: 0300 200 7137

www.juliejamesam.co.uk

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11 Wind Street

SWANSEA

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Revisiting ‘Between a Mountain and a Sea: Refugees Writing in Wales’

Between a Mountain and a Sea: Refugees Writing in Wales was published back in 2003 to raise awareness about the plight of refugees in Wales.

Its launch was covered by a BBC news article Asylum seekers and refugees in print, with the following extract:

I Feel Like Nobody Here by Maxson Sahr Kpakio

Feel like nobody here, ashamed, like everybody
Hates me,
But they don’t know me, they really
Don’t know who I am either,
Only they know what they read in the
Newspapers about me
And that is not me.
I feel like nobody here,
Despite the torture and persecution I managed
To escape from home, in search
Of a land of peace and respect for
Human rights, as soon as I got in,
I was put into detention centre,
And the newspapers did the rest.

If you are interested in reading more, you can find the book at Amazon here: Between a Mountain and a Sea: Refugees Writing in Wales.