Saturday 18th December 2021 1.30-4.30pm
Manchester Central Library
Safety4Sisters is a feminist and anti-racist women’s organisation working to uphold the human rights of migrant women subject to gender-based violence and immigration control/with no recourse to public funds.
Between the end of 2020 to Autumn 2021 and under the harshest of pandemic conditions, women from the Safety4Sisters group programme alongside writer Amber Lone and Safety4Sisters Group Coordinator Sandhya Sharma came together to form the migrant women’s writing
In a society where their experiences are bureaucratised and disbelieved by a bleak immigration system and where degrading, inhumane language pours from anti-migrant narratives, these survivors joined to engage with, re-imagine and explore writing for themselves and each other.
This Is We is a testimony to the conviction of migrant women to tell their stories in their own words. As Black and minoritised survivors their lives have been disrupted and shaped by migration, gender-based violence, racism, and the hostile environment. They speak of journeys navigating a brutal and cruel terrain but also of resilience, hope, enjoyment, sisterhood, and a deep yearning for better futures.
Come join the Safety4Sisters writing group in partnership with the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Centre to celebrate the launch of their collection, buy a copy of the book and enjoy a mince pie or two!.
Please note that the Central Library is accessible with a ramped entrance and there are lifts to the event space. There are accessible toilets on the same floor next to the event space.