Over the past year, SHUT DOWN YARL’S WOOD demonstrations led by Women Asylum Seekers Together (WAST) and Manchester Migrant Solidarity (MISOL) with Safety4Sisters have taken over some of the main squares in Manchester, as women fight to get their voices heard.
These demonstrations, and the ongoing fight to highlight the injustice of Yarl’s Wood, will be marked in a two week photo exhibition at People’s History Museum, 9 – 22 March 2015.
We’re seeking photos of the three SHUT DOWN YARL’S WOOD protests held in Manchester in 2014 (Saturday 1 March Albert Square, Saturday 21 June Piccadilly gardens, September 29 during the Labour party Conference) to potentially be featured in the exhibition, used on the WAST and MISOL websites and included in the People’s History Museum Archive.
We’d love your contributions, and if the photos are selected for use your name will of course be credited.
**Please email up to five photos of each demo to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 8th February 2015.**
If you just have one pic of one demo, that would be great, please do email across. WAST women will work with Warp & Weft’s Jenny White to select photos for display, and add text ready for the exhibition in March.
**Still We Rise – WAST & MISOL performance at People’s History Museum
14 March 2014**
“Still We Rise” communicates the stark realities of life, and the injustices faced, by women seeking sanctuary in the UK. Incorporating dance, song, drama, poetry and spoken word the women express their resilience and resistance to the ultimate inhumanity experienced within the asylum system at Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre. The performance will start promptly just after 12.00pm.
Reserve your ticket for the performance on 14 March using Eventbrite
The exhibition and performance are part of the Wonder Women Festival.