SDS is recruiting!

We are currently recruiting for a part-time Coordinator for the groupūüĒ•ūüíę!¬†Please see job advert and job description below. The¬†job is a 12-month fixed term contract (subject to continued successful funding applications). Do get in touch if you have any questions at all!¬†
 
We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, and particularly encourage people who have been personally affected by detention, are migrants and/or are from BME backgrounds.
To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to s.det.sup@gmail.com, outlining why you’d like to apply for the role, and what relevant skills and experience you will bring to the position.¬†The deadline for applications is¬†Monday 11th July at 9am.
Please note that interviews of shortlisted applicants will take place on the 15th July.

We’re recruiting!

SOAS Detainee Support (SDS) is recruiting for a new part-time coordinator, to work alongside the existing coordinator. The role is 12 hours per week and paid at London Living Wage (currently £9.40/hour).

Click here to see the job description

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, and particularly encourage those who have been personally affected by detention, are migrants and/or are from BME backgrounds.

The job will ideally begin mid-March (Monday 14th March) so there will be a fast turn-around between application and appointment.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 6th March 2016. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by the end of Monday 7th March for interview on the evening of Wednesday 9th March (please try to keep this date free, though interviews can be arranged for other times in exceptional situations).

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to: s [dot] det [dot] sup [at] gmail [dot] com.

Release XVIII!!!

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There’s no Movement without Rhythm/ There’s No Revolution Without Music!

It’s that time of year again-

RELEASE is back!!

We are back in Passing Clouds, RELEASE’s home from home. We have filled both floors with tasty treats for your ears, mouths and dancing feet.

This time we will be kicking off early with a delicious Vegetarian dinner cooked by 2 extraordinary Egyptian chefs, served from 7-8.30 for £3. Dinner will be accompanied upstairs by delightful live music played by

LIVE ACT: This Thing We Call Jam
(https://soundcloud.com/ttwcj).

following this we can dance off our dinner to the music of…..

LIVE ACT: State of Play
alternative rock, and socially conscious hip hop
https://www.facebook.com/stateofplaymusic
http://www.stateofplayofficial.com/

LIVE ACT: Adam and Cuth
soulful, down to earth hip hop
https://www.facebook.com/adamandcuth
http://adamandcuth.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pOi4qPUe1o

LIVE ACT: Shopfloor Sessions
hip hopin jazz jammin times
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTNQwLP1lUA
https://www.facebook.com/shopfloorsessions?fref=ts

DJ’s: Mohobelo
collective dancing time!!!
https://www.facebook.com/Mohobelo
http://www.mohobelo.com/

DJ’s: Pirate Modernity
Pakistani cassette/vinyl mixtapes
https://twitter.com/piratemodernity

DJ’s: Mo Habibidibibiti and Mon Merttens
old school,classic funk & soul
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=700005085 ANDhttps://www.facebook.com/mon.merttens

ADVANCE PRICE: £6/£5 Student/unwaged
ON THE DOOR: student £7; solidarity £9; low/ un-waged £5; asylum seekers/ex detainees FREE

Tickets will be on sale in the SOAS JCR during Freshers week(s) or order online from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/release-xviii-tickets-18670270281

All proceeds go directly to SOAS Detainee Support, to further the fight against immigration detention and to offer support and solidarity to those inside.

https://soasdetaineesupport.wordpress.com/
s.det.sup@gmail.com

JOKES NOT GAGS: A comedy fundraiser with Josie Long

On Sunday 2nd August 2015, join us at the New Cross Inn for a FUN(draising) night of comedy + solidarity, hosted by SOAS Detainee Support (SDS) and Food Not Bombs – London.

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Line-up:

JOSIE LONG – youtu.be/cjQhWs8ODmw

JANINE BOOTH – youtu.be/pWjRYt6OrCw

+ RAFFLE!

+ DJs!

Advance booking recommended:
http://www.newcrossinn.com/event/jokes-not-gags-a-comedy-fundraiser-with-josie-long/

SOAS Detainee Support (SDS) is a student-led initiative working in solidarity with migrants in and outside detention centres. Through sustained visits, we aim to reduce isolation and offer practical support to quicken release and stop deportations. We are committed to the abolition of detention.

Food Not Bombs take positive direct action by gathering food that would otherwise be wasted, cooking it and serving it for free in public to anyone and everyone who is hungry. Food Not Bombs hope to create vibrant and friendly communities that can work towards real social change together.

New Cross Inn (www.newcrossinn.com):
– is an 18+ venue.
– Drinks bought outside the venue may not be brought onto the premises.
– Public Transport: New Cross Gate Station / New Cross Station / Buses: 21, 36, 53, 136, 171, 172, 177, 225, 321, 343, 436, 453 & P13
– On-street parking available all around the venue on side streets.

£7 (waged) / £5 (students)

A small handful of tickets will be available on the door for unwaged people.

RELEASE XVII

~There’s no Movement without Rhythm/ There’s No Revolution Without Music!~

This year is¬†SOAS Detainee Support (SDS)‘s 10th Birthday! To celebrate, we’re putting together a sick line-up of live bands and DJs and bringing a big ole’ SDS party to¬†Brixton Jamm.

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LINE-UP:
spoken word from Decolonising Our Minds Society
Mulele Matondo Afrika
Shy-Charles
Shaking Chains
Mohobelo DJs
+ more DJS until 5am!
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Save the date: FRIDAY 5TH JUNE. We’ll be kicking off at 9pm, and going on till the wee hours. More info on how to get tickets will be posted in the Facebook Event Page here– sit tight for further info!

All proceeds go directly to SOAS Detainee Support, to further the fight against immigration detention and to offer support and solidarity to those inside.

s.det.sup@gmail.com

Don Kipper (facebook.com/kipperfishing) playing at Release in 2014

Don Kipper (facebook.com/kipperfishing) playing at Release in 2014