Kamil Ahmad and Bijan Ebrahimi were both Disabled men who came to the UK seeking sanctuary. Both were brutally murdered in Bristol.
On June 29th, this event will honour the memories of Kamil and Bijan and others who have been failed by the system. The event is part of Bristol Refugee Festival and is meant to:
bring together the disability and the asylum/immigration sectors
get the voices of disabled asylum seekers / refugees better heard
build awareness of policies and practices that currently divide us
challenge divisions and develop solutions
Programme for Fri June 29th
14.30 – City Hall – (College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR)
We will install a copy of the mural which Kamil helped to create in the foyer of City Hall, 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)