Refugee Union wishes a Happy Easter to all! A special thanks to the students from Hong Kong Polytechnic University who spent their Easter weekend with the children of Refugee Union. The university students planned fantastic Art and Cantonese classes for the children, with an additional focus on sharing and building good character. Thank you again to the students from Hong Kong Polytechnic University! For those interested in volunteering their time and expertise with Refugee Union, you are welcome to get in touch with us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations that refugees are currently seeking include: rice cookers, diapers for babies, and laptops. Used rice cookers and laptops in good condition are welcome, as well. Thank you!
Drink for Justice 4
Last month’s Drink For Justice event was “smooth sailing” at Fishteria in Wan Chai. With excellent food and drink, as well as fantastic art and music, over 40 professionals, refugees, and concerned citizens came together to discuss pressing social issues and voice solidarity for the refugee community of Hong Kong. Thanks to Josh Tam for the amazing photography of the event!
Please join us for our next Drink for Justice event on March 15th, 6:30-9 PM, at P&P in Sheung Wan. Stand-up comedy performances for the brave, and delicious Italian food and drink for all. See you there!
Refugee Union’s February Monthly Meeting
This month’s meeting was a successful gathering despite the cold weather. Refugee Union (RU) members discussed the current programming at RU (join us at the next baby/toddler cultural diversity playgroup Wednesday February 28th, 11-12 PM, at Refugee Union!) as well as continued concerns and challenges of living as a refugee in Hong Kong. The recent deportation of 68 Vietnamese asylum seekers in December deeply shook the larger refugee community. Families especially worry about being separated from children who are born in Hong Kong if their cases for asylum are rejected.
Thank you for the donations of winter clothes and blankets! We are continuing to accept donations of diapers, baby formula and food. Other necessary items we are accepting include assorted cleaning products, tissues, and toilet paper. These products are essential in any household, but refugees receive only 1 roll of toilet paper from ISS…for a whole month. Refugees may only purchase certain food items at Park n’ Shop, meaning that they are restricted from purchasing many necessary household items, like dish soap. Thank you for your ongoing support!
Please join us for our next Drink for Justice event on March 15th, 6:30-9 PM, at P&P in Sheung Wan (6 Po Yan Street). Stand-up comedy performances for the brave, and free-flow drinks and canapes for all. Plus, come purchase beautiful art and handicrafts hand-made by refugees in Hong Kong. Tickets can be purchased at drinkforjustice.org, or for more information, email email@example.com. See you there!
Hong Kong refugee musicians put on hip-hop shows – a form of release while they’re stuck in bureaucratic limbo
Drink For Justice February Fundraiser: Join the Band
Thursday February 8th, 6:30-8:30 PM
All-you-can-drink, HK$200 Early Bird until Jan 31, HK $250 Feb 1 onwards
@ Fishteria, 111 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai
Refugee Union (RU) has already started getting busy in 2018. On 8 January, Refugee Union held its monthly meeting for members and visitors, and last weekend, RU resumed classes for children and adults.
We are grateful for all the donations of warm jackets, blankets, and diapers that have come in so far, and could always use more! Keep the donations coming. Most importantly, cash donations are needed to support existing programs for refugees, like our cultural diversity playgroup and language classes, as well as to fund new programs in 2018. There is still much to improve. Refugees have essential skills to share and develop, and your support will not only assist refugees, but the greater Hong Kong population as well. Human rights such as affordable housing, food, and child support remain incredibly difficult for refugees in Hong Kong to access.
Please consider making a cash donation to Refugee Union – we would be deeply grateful, and it will go a long way to supporting the refugee community here in Hong Kong. You can email us as at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more, and to donate. Thank you!
Cultural Diversity Playgroup Starting at Refugee Union!
Join us every other Wednesday starting 6 December 2017
From 11 AM to 12 PM noon
Refugee Union Office
3/F 102 First Street
Sai Ying Pun
Cost: $150 suggested donation to Refugee Union
(tax-reducible receipts available upon request)
Registration and Enquiry:
email : email@example.com
whatsapp: +852 98287176
Dear friends, well-wishers, donors, supporters, passionate and good hearted people,
Refugee Union cordially invites you to join us:
“DRINK FOR JUSTICE ” on Wednesday 23 / 08 / 2017, from 7:30 pm — 9: 30 pm.
Early bird 200 HK.
Door price : 250 HK.
Venue : At Cafe 8 // Roof level .
Hong Kong Maritime Museum Central Ferry Pier No . 8.
Please spread the word to family, friends, and colleagues