March Round-Up at Refugee Union

Post Date: Mar 26th, 2018 | Categories: Advocacy | COMMENT

March has a been a busy and fortifying month at Refugee Union. Thank you to all who attended Drink for Justice 5 at P&P, a fantastic new Italian restaurant in Sheung Wan. With over 50 guests, attendees enjoyed comedy and libations to raise funds for the refugee community of Hong Kong. Look out for more information on April’s Drink for Justice event – we hope to see you there!

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Guests enjoying stand-up, plus Italian food and drink, at P&P in Sheung Wan

 

Photo taken outside P&P -a warm welcome to Drink for Justice’s March comedy event

Refugee Union Monthly meeting

Refugee Union (RU)’s March Monthly meeting took place on March 12 at Refugee Union in Sai Ying Pun. The meeting was well-attended, and RU members raised several issues, including concerns over deportation, low living stipends, and needs for more humane monthly allotments of necessary household items. Members also voiced deep gratitude for donations of clothes and food. Always-needed donation items include baby formula, diapers, and household cleaning products. Thanks to donors in advance!

Refugee Union members attending the March monthly meeting to discuss refugee issues in Hong Kong
Refugee Union members attending the March monthly meeting to discuss refugee issues in Hong Kong

Painting and Knitting Classes

This month, kind individuals have donated their time and expertise to Refugee Union by hosting painting and knitting classes for refugee children in Hong Kong. On Friday nights, young participants have been able to hone their artistic skills with help from painting and knitting instructors, creating beautiful works of visual and textile art. We look forward to continued opportunities for collaboration with the greater Hong Kong community.

Painting classes for refugee children at Refugee Union - thank you to all artistic instructors!
Painting classes for refugee children at Refugee Union – thank you to all artistic instructors!

Cultural Diversity Playgroup

Refugee Union’s Cultural Diversity Playgroup has been a great success, with babies, toddlers, and families coming together in a spirit of mutual support and solidarity. Playgroup has now moved to every other Tuesday (used to be Wednesday) from 11 AM-12 PM at Refugee Union Office,  3/F, 102 First Street Sai Ying Pun. All families with young children (baby and toddler-aged) are welcome to join! The next playgroup will be March 27th.

Babies, toddlers, and families coming together at Cultural Diversity Playgroup, every other Tuesday at Refugee Union
Babies, toddlers, and families coming together at Cultural Diversity Playgroup, every other Tuesday at Refugee Union


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