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Weʼre raising £1,300 to help fund event to honour Kamil Ahmad + learn from disabled asylum seekers. Supported by: City of Sanctuary, DPAC, Bath uni, TUC SW + more.

Bristol, UK

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Kamil Ahmad was a disabled Kurdish man who came to Britain seeking sanctuary, after having been imprisoned and tortured in Iraq. He was murdered in his supported accommodation in Bristol on 7th July 2016.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/18/murdered-asylum-seeker-kamil-ahmad-failed-britain

We heed your help to build some positive change out of this tragedy.

Kamil never gave up his loving nature and sense of justice, despite the horrific experiences he had been through. It seems fitting that one of the ways of honouring Kamil - together with others who have been failed by the system - is to create a stronger movement for positive change.

On Friday 29th June, we will instal a memorial to Kamil in Bristol City Hall. We will then hold an event to learn from the experiences of disabled asylum seekers. This is a collaboration between disability and asylum sectors.

We can only make this happen with your support. Please donate today.

In 2012, Kamil helped make this mural which was in the Bearpit in Bristol. A copy of this will be installed in Bristol City Hall in his honour.

Kamil helped to paint this because he wanted people to understand what life is like for disabled asylum seekers in Britain. He posed with his head in his hands and spoke of seeing people living safely in their homes, or sitting drinking tea in a cafe, and wondered why such a life is not available to everyone. For him he said it felt as if 'everywhere is closed'

Kamil wanted to find ways to reduce divisions and injustice. He was part of a group that took the mural to the Houses of Parliament.

Kamil helped make this mural for our city. Bristol then failed Kamil.

On June 29th, during Bristol's Refugee Festival, we want to host an event to celebrate Kamil's life and his commitment to challenging injustice.

We can't do it without you.

With your support, our event will:

• bring together the disability and the asylum/immigration sectors
 • make sure the voices of disabled asylum seekers / refugees are better heard 
• build awareness of policies and practices that currently divide us 
 • challenge divisions and develop solutions

Plans for 29th June: Honouring Kamil. Exploring Disability and Migration:

14.30 - City Hall – (College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR) Memorial - We will install a copy of the mural which Kamil helped to create, as a memorial to him and other disabled asylum seekers and refugees who have been failed.

15.30 – Procession from City Hall to We the Curious – please bring banners, musical instruments.

16.00 – We the Curious (Anchor Rd, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5DB) - Talks, discussion, workshops, film, learning from disabled asylum seekers. What is the Problem? What needs to change? Followed by food and music from LARA and others – (musicians include asylum seekers, refugees, disabled and non-disabled)

Please help us raise the £1300 we need to cover the venue, interpreters, travel costs and access needs.

for more information see facebook Disability and Migration

Please support us today with as much as you can afford, and help us keep Kamil’s dedicated and inspiring spirit alive.

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    Thank you so much for all the donations so far. Fantastic to have support from such a diverse range of organisations and individuals. Registration is now open. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/honouring-kamil-exploring-disability-and-migration-tickets-45856613365

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18

  • Bristol defend asylum seekers

    Bristol defend asylum seekers

    May 15, 2018

    £200.00

  • Chris Wilson

    Chris Wilson

    May 10, 2018

    Hope the Day to Honour Kamil goes well

    £20.00

  • Jane Carter

    Jane Carter

    May 9, 2018

    Thank you for organising this

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 2, 2018

    £20.00

  • Jerry Andrews

    Jerry Andrews

    Apr 25, 2018

    £50.00

  • Alice Cutler

    Alice Cutler

    Apr 23, 2018

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 18, 2018

    This donation is being made on behalf of the South West region of Unison

    £200.00

About the fundraiser
Rebecca Yeo

Rebecca Yeo

Bristol, UK

thanks to: Bristol City Council, City of Sanctuary, Defend Asylum Seekers, Disability Equality Forum, BHN, Bristol Refugee Rights, DPAC, FBU, Sari, TUC SW, University of Bath, Unison, Bristol West Labour Party, National Education Union, Aslef and many generous individuals,

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