What is One Day Without Us?
It is a national day of action on 20th February 2017 to recognise and celebrate the contributions migrants make to the UK.
This day is for EU migrants, non-EU migrants, refugees, those of migrant heritage and their supporters.
We ask the British public to consider – what would one day in the UK look like without our migrant communities? And we call for a show of unity against racism, xenophobia and anti-immigrant rhetoric.
Events are taking place all over the UK and we ask you to join in the celebrations in Edinburgh or create your own in your workplaces and communities!
We know that some migrant are planning to take the day off work. Others are celebrating at work with their migrant colleagues…let us know on social media! #1DayWithoutUs
From 1:30pm we will be at the Mound in Edinburgh city centre, where we will be sharing tea and cake and chatting to the public.
We offer migrants an opportunity to speak at an open mic session and migrant organisations the opportunity to promote the work they do within the Edinburgh community.
We will have art, poetry, and music. We hope you will pop down to visit or feel inspired to contribute!
It is clear that migrant voices are one of the most powerful tools in changing the debate about immigration. We invite the public to join in our ‘message to/from a migrant initiative. We will be tying these messages to the railings around the Mound on 20th Feb.
****From 5:30pm*** there will be the main candle lit gathering and speeches from: Stand Up to Racism, Imam Yahya Barry from Edinburgh central Mosque, Migrant Voice and the Edinburgh Welcoming organisation.
Please join us to celebrate Multicultural Edinburgh.
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