Evening training for visitors – 28th June

This is SOAS Detainee Support’s Summer training event. We are an abolitionist group who offer emotional & practical support to people affected by border violence & immigration prisons. If you want to find out more about immigration detention and how to be a part of SDS as a visitor or as an organiser then reserve your place for this training N O W!

Please book well in advance and before 23/06/17. Also, because we anticipate a high demand, if you book, please attend the training!

Programme:

  • Intro to detention and experiences from Detention
  • How to visit and organise with SOAS Detainee Support
  • Intro to Immigration Law
  • Visitor Role Plays
  • Other ways to be involved

~ Please bring a picnic dinner for yourself and to share with others! ~

Book a space here.  If the event is sold out please add yourself to the waiting list.

Training for visitors – 21st February

This is SOAS Detainee Support’s February training event. If you want to find out more about immigration detention and how to be a part of SDS as a visitor or as an organiser then this is the event for you!

Please book well in advance and before the18th February. Also, because we anticipate a high demand, if you book, please attend the training!

Draft Programme:

  • Intro to detention and experiences from Detention
  • How to visit and organise with SOAS Detainee Support
  • Intro to Immigration Law
  • Visitor Role Plays
  • Other ways to be involved

Dinner: Please bring a picnic dinner for yourself and to share with others!

Please book a place here.  If the event is ‘sold out’ please add yourself to the waiting list.

Visitor training – 30th October

This is SOAS Detainee Support’s big training event for the new year. If you want to find out more about immigration detention and how to be a part of SDS as a visitor or as an organiser then this is the event for you!

Sunday 30th October 2016
10am – 4pm at SOAS

Please book your space well in advance and before the 27th of October. Also, because we anticipate a high demand, if you book, please attend the training!

Draft Programme:

  • Intro to detention and experiences from Detention
  • How to visit and organise with SOAS Detainee Support
  • Intro to Immigration Law
  • Medical Justice Presentation
  • Visitor Role Plays
  • Prison Visiting
  • Intro to anti-raids
  • Other way to be involved

Lunch: We are hoping to be able to bring some food to eat together (watch this space) – but please do bring some snacks to keep us going through the day!

SOAS Detainee Support Welcome Meeting

Welcome Meeting
12th October 2016
7-9pm @ SOAS

SOAS Detainee Support (SDS) is a group that works in solidarity with people detained in detention centres and prisons in and around London under immigration powers. A lot of what we do is visit people who are detained, to provide them with emotional & practical support as needed. Visiting isn’t all we do, however — if you are unable to visit for any reason, there is a LOT you can still do as part of SDS! We also work on and support campaigns that work to #EndDetention; we hold a totally abolitionist stance toward incarceration, meaning that the work & organising we do is not to make detention “”nicer””, it is with the aim of ending it completely.

The group is what we all, collectively, make it �� ! In this meeting, we will talk about what SDS is, what our shared aims & principles are, and how you can get involved with the group.

We generally meet once a week to organise, 7PM—9PM in SOAS. More regularly, our meetings are there to discuss the running of SDS (an anti-hierarchal, consensus-based group), to hold skill-shares, for casework and peer-support, & to plan actions and protests.

PSA: You do NOT have to be a SOAS student or staff to visit or organise with SOAS Detainee Support.

Please message us for the ROOM INFO, and see you there!