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February Round-Up at Refugee Union

Feb 27th, 2018 | Advocacy, Refugee Community, RU updates, programs, events | Comment

Enjoying drumming at Drink for Justice 4 (photo credit Josh Tam)
Enjoying drumming at Drink for Justice 4 (photo credit Josh Tam)

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!

Guests enjoying the raffle at Drink for Justice 4 (PC: Josh Tam)
Guests enjoying the raffle at Drink for Justice 4 (PC: Josh Tam)

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.

Donations
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!

Join us for “Drink for Justice” on 15 March

Feb 24th, 2018 | Refugee Community, RU updates, programs, events | Comment

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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 friends@drinkforjustice.org.  See you there!

Hong Kong refugee musicians put on hip-hop shows – a form of release while they’re stuck in bureaucratic limbo

Feb 8th, 2018 | Personal Experiences, RU updates, programs, events | Comment

SCMP - refugee rap

Join us at “Drink For Justice” on 8 February 2018

Jan 24th, 2018 | RU updates, programs, events | Comment

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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

Contact: Friends@drinkforjustice.org

January Round-up at Refugee Union

Jan 12th, 2018 | RU Report, RU updates, programs, events | Comment

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.

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Student volunteers assisting with kids’ classes at Refugee Union last Saturday

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.

Young people and parents at play during cultural diversity playgroup, held every other Wednesday at Refugee Union
Young people and parents at play during cultural diversity playgroup, held every other Wednesday at Refugee Union

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 info@refugeeunion.org to learn more, and to donate. Thank you! 

Thank you for your support

Dec 20th, 2017 | RU updates, programs, events | Comment

RU Christmas 2017

Cultural Diversity Playgroup Begins

Dec 7th, 2017 | RU updates, programs, events | Comment

RU playgroup 2017

 

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 

Hong Kong

Cost: $150 suggested donation to Refugee Union

(tax-reducible receipts available upon request)

Registration and Enquiry:

email : info@refugeeunion.org

whatsapp: +852 98287176

Drink for Justice on 23 August 2017

Aug 10th, 2017 | Advocacy, Refugee Community, RU updates, programs, events | Comment

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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.

ALL WELCOME.

THANK YOU!

Please spread the word to family, friends, and colleagues :-)

Support the Refugee Union on Patreon.com

Apr 7th, 2017 | Advocacy, Immigration, Refugee Community, Rejection, RU updates, programs, events, Welfare | Comment

Support RU on Patreon

Santa pays early visit to children of migrant mothers

Dec 7th, 2016 | Advocacy, Personal Experiences, Refugee Community, RU updates, programs, events | Comment

Santa Assistance to Refugees SCMP 06 Dec 2016
SCMP Santa Assistance to refugees

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