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£755raised of £2,000 target by 34 supporters

    Weʼve raised £755 to help fund our work in Athens this July, where we'll work with Khora to build a Social Centre and Kitchen for migrants and refugees.

    London, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Saturday, 25th June 2016

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    We are living and working in a space with Khora in Exarchia, Athens, for the whole month of July. Anyone who is willing and wants to conduct solidarity work and activism is welcome to join our trip- join our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SOASGoesToCalais/.

    Khora have secured a large space in Exarchia and sent us this message:
    "It's 6 floors, and each floor has a big open space of about 220m2. In total it's a bit more than 1000m2. There will be a lot of work to do in the building. We are planning to build a kitchen and a little cafe on the ground floor with internet. One area will hopefully offer a few computers and support to make asylum applications online. Other floors will be open for projects like skill share projects, language classes etc. We are very open for ideas and also other groups/individuals that want to use the space for projects."

    More than 15 000 migrants and refugees are stranded in Athens and being on the ground is an important and effective way of helping, as well as building the activist networks which will help us continue our solidarity work and challenging Fortress Europe in the coming months.

    We believe that this European manufactured crisis can be resisted by us in the following ways:
    1) Engaging with the reality on the ground and providing material support.
    2) Building strong bonds and relationships of solidarity is essential to our work, as we think that volunteering only goes so far as to alleviate the current conditions, but to work together and find alternatives is where a meaningful intervention can be made.
    3) Gaining direct experience of the struggle in order to build resistance movements, since it's our upmost responsibility to fight Fortress Europe in our own home countries.

    So, if you like our ideas and think our project will be useful, PLEASE DONATE whatever you can to the cause and feel free to contact us on facebook (Soas Goes to Calais) or by email (634536@soas.ac.uk).




    • Frances Helen Grahl

      Frances Helen Grahl

      9 months ago

      Frances Helen Grahl

      Hi guys, thanks for all your support so far! Following suggestions from some people who saw the Crowdfunding page shared across Facebook, we have changed the cover photo to show one of our own actions in solidarity with migrants and refugees. The funding project itself has not changed in any way.

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    • Frances Helen Grahl

      Frances Helen Grahl

      10 months ago

      Frances Helen Grahl

      Thanks for all your support so far- please keep sharing this page so we can make our target! Cheers, Frances

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    • Frances Helen Grahl

      Frances Helen Grahl

      10 months ago

      Frances Helen Grahl

      Some more details about how we will spend the money: we need building materials for the renovating, we need to build a kitchen, furniture for classrooms and relaxing, IT resources and computers, classroom materials.

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    10 months ago

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    • Suzi Weissman

      Suzi Weissman

      Jun 25, 2016

      thank you for your work


    • Anonymous


      Jun 23, 2016


    • Ali


      Jun 22, 2016

      Good luck!


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    Frances Helen Grahl

    Frances Helen Grahl

    London, United Kingdom

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