The Tree of Peace at the Avenue Multicultural Centre (AMC), Southampton, in solidarity with Ukraine. AMC is a welcome place of sanctuary for asylum seekers in Southampton faciliated by CLEAR and Southampton & Winchester Visitors Group (SWVG).Continue reading
Southampton Peace Vigil for Ukraine
A Peace Vigil for Ukraine was held in Southampton’s Guildhall Square last Friday evening, 11th March, addressed by religious and civic community leaders including the Mayor of Southampton, Councillor Alex Houghton; The Right Reverend Debbie Sellin, Bishop of Southampton; Councillor Daniel Fitzhenry – Leader of Southampton City Council; Nikki Walters – Southampton City of Sanctuary; Dr Parvin Damani MBE – Muslim Council of Southampton; Chris Webb – a pastor at Above Bar Church and William Brook-Hart – City of Sanctuary and SWVG.
Watch videos of their messages hereContinue reading
Southampton Peace Vigil for Ukraine Videos
Many people in Southampton joined together at the Peace Vigil for Ukraine in Guildhall Square last Friday evening, 11th March, which was addressed by religious and civic community leaders.
The Mayor of Southampton, Councillor Alex Houghton welcomed people and said “it’s truly humbling to see how the people of Southampton, including those with Polish, Ukrainian and Russian connections, have come together to help the people of Ukraine.”Continue reading
Celebrating Southampton’s Migrant Past & Present
On 17 November, Southampton City Art Gallery hosted the launch of a new book and walking tour guide by Professor Tony Kushner, of the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations and History Department at the University of Southampton, detailing the rich history of Southampton’s migrant past.Continue reading
Bishop Debbie Sellin Endorses Together with Refugees
The Right Revd Debbie Sellin, the Bishop of Southampton, visited the Avenue Multicultural Centre (AMC) this morning to meet people seeking asylum and speak to some of the Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group (SWVG) team.Continue reading
Drop-in Centre for Asylum Seekers Re-opens in Southampton
The Avenue Multicultural Centre drop-in centre for people seeking asylum re-opened in Southampton today. After a gap of 18 months due to Covid restrictions it is good to be back supporting people seeking asylum face to face.
Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group is working in partnership with CLEAR, the Red Cross and Avenue Multicultueral CentreContinue reading