Drink For Justice – 8 November

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Drink For Justice – 8 November

Oct 30th, 2018 | RU updates, programs, events | Comment

DFJ 11 - 8 November

Refugee talks at Chinese University

Oct 5th, 2018 | Advocacy, RU updates, programs, events | Comment

No Escape - CUHK - 8Nov2018

Drink For Justice – 13 October

Sep 29th, 2018 | RU updates, programs, events | Comment

DFJ at the Hive - 13Oct2018

Mini Acts for the Greater Good is bringing paintings by refugees from all over the world to Hong Kong

Sep 4th, 2018 | Personal Experiences, RU updates, programs, events | Comment

Mini Acts - 4Sep2018

Talents Displaced – a story of music and refugees in Hong Kong

Aug 23rd, 2018 | RU updates, programs, events | Comment

Talents displaced

Drink For Justice 9 – 26 July

Jul 9th, 2018 | RU updates, programs, events | Comment

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Drink For Justice 8 – 19 June

Jun 15th, 2018 | RU updates, programs, events | Comment

Make new friends,
build support networks and
promote genuine solidarity, 
one drink at a time.

This month we celebrate World Refugee Day by going the extra mile. An exclusive and exciting lineup of local and international talent will shine a spotlight on comedy, music, dance and the art of mixing drinks. Join us at iconic Employees Only for a night of fine tunes, special cocktails and an epic open mic program! Be brave, speak up!

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Drink for Justice 7 – 31 May!

May 10th, 2018 | Advocacy, Refugee Community, RU updates, programs, events | Comment

Drink for Justice returns this month with an exciting new program!

Get ready to have your wit and knowledge challenged in a night of quizzes and group competitions staged at splendid, newly opened Africa Coffee and Tea.

Music group Talents Displaced will hold a special performance, comprising artists from across the globe.

All proceeds from ticket sales will go to support charity organization Refugee Union!

Tell your friends and join the most meaningful drinks free-flow event in town. Turn your Happy Hour in positive change.

Come out on 31 May, 6:30-9PM

Africa Coffee & Tea in Wong Chuk Hang (15/F, Suite 1501-1504, 41 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang MTR Exit A1

Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drink-for-justice-tickets-45790579857

RSVP on the Facebook event page

Learn more at www.drinkforjustice.org

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April Round-Up at Refugee Union

Apr 25th, 2018 | Advocacy, Refugee Community, RU updates, programs, events | Comment

It has been another busy month at Refugee Union, with excellent opportunities for fellowship among members of the refugee community, and with the Hong Kong community at large.

The Drink for Justice series continues to be an excellent event for building solidarity with the greater Hong Kong community, combating prejudice and preconceptions of people who have been forced to leave their homelands, and raising money for the members of Refugee Union and their families. At the April event, artwork from the children’s painting classes was exhibited for purchase, which raised some money for members of Refugee Union. Thank you to donors! All the money raised from the Drink for Justice events goes to refugees currently living in Hong Kong who struggle to subsist on the sub-par living allowances from International Social Services (ISS) as authorized by the Hong Kong government. Thanks to all who joined us at the event, and special thanks to La Vin Wines and Petit Cucina in Central for hosting us this past month.

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Folks enjoying themselves at Drink for Justice 6. Thanks for coming out and supporting the work of Refugee Union!

Earlier this month, Refugee Union held its monthly meeting, where members could come together and discuss common issues. At this meeting, Refugee Union welcomed a volunteer speaker to talk with members about how to stay physically healthy and fit despite the emotional and physical toll of waiting for the legal outcome on their asylum cases.

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Members of Refugee Union taking part in some fitness exercises during the monthly meeting.

Further, activities and programming at Refugee Union are in full swing. From painting, knitting and English classes for young people, to English and Cantonese classes for adults, members of Refugee Union make good use of their time as they await decisions on their asylum cases. Asylum seekers are not allowed to work in Hong Kong, leading to months and even years of being unable to pursue fruitful work in their careers.

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Children coming together to play, regardless of national origin, at cultural diversity playgroup, held every other Tuesday (next meeting is May 8). Any person in Hong Kong with young children is welcome to join!

If you would like to support the refugee community, members are currently seeking diapers, rice cookers, and laptops in good condition. Cash donations to Refugee Union are welcome as well to support programming events, like cultural diversity playgroup. If you are interested in volunteering at Refugee Union or making a donation, please email info@refugeeunion.org or call +852 9828 7176. Thank you for your support, and hope to see you at Refugee Union or at a future Drink for Justice event!

 

 

Happy Easter from Refugee Union!

Apr 4th, 2018 | Advocacy, Education, RU updates, programs, events | Comment

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: info@refugeeunion.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!

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Hong Kong Polytechnic University students celebrating Easter with Refugee Union children

 

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University students leading a special arts class for the children of Refugee Union over the Easter weekend

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