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One Day Without Us – Campaign to Support Migrants

A number of MU members are supporting the One Day Without Us campaign, which is celebrating the contribution of migrants in the UK.

A number of MU members are supporting the One Day Without Us campaign, which is celebrating the contribution of migrants in the UK.

A digital download CD has also been released to raise funds for the campaign. It features a range of music and songs from artists working and collaborating here in the UK.

About One Day Without Us

One Day Without Us imagines what the UK would actually be like for a single day without its migrants? 
The impact would be disastrous with economy, food supply, health service, education system, transport system and much more being crippled.

We are calling a National Day Of Action on February 20th 2017 (also UN day of social justice) as an act of solidarity with migrant and foreign nationals living, working and studying in the UK.

We invite a wide range of action in response to this, for some this will mean a literal absenting themselves from the work place.

For others it will mean displaying posters in support. Sympathetic employers may close their businesses early. Individuals may wear badges arm-bands, hold party’s celebrations in their communities. 

The message that One Day Without Us communicates is that migrants make a vital contribution to life here in the UK. We celebrate the diversity that they give and bring to British culture and that we reject politics and attitudes of  hate and racism.

We also address the very real fear that many migrants from all backgrounds are currently experiencing, the fear that they will be victimised for even talking with an accent in public. 

We intend for our day of action to be part of a process that empowers and emboldens the migrant community here in the UK. 

We are non-partisan and invite all who share our vision to become involved in whatever way they can.

We are currently supported by Migrants Rights Network, Migrants Organise, Hope Not Hate, The 3 Million and War On Want as well as being in conversation with many more organisations.

One Day Without Us.

 


Published: 18/12/2016
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