Jim Steinke - Sheffield Councillor for Nether Edge & Sharrow

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Migration Matters 2020

Please find the following announcement from the organisers of Migration Matters Online Festival 2020:

"Migration Matters Online Festival 2020 will take place next week from Monday 15th June to Saturday, 20th June. This comes in the wake of the Sheffield based festival moving online in response to COVID-19 in order to continue to engage the city's communities and reach a new global audience.

The festival is now especially crucial in wake of the recent deaths of black people at the hands of police, as it celebrates, champions and offers a platform for oppressed black and brown voices. The festival's board of trustees issued a statement on racism which can be read here.

With the ability to engage local and international artists for the online showcase, some highlights of this year's festival feature Sheffield poet Laureate, Otis Mensah's Live from the Incubator, a hip-hop showcase from around the world; Koni Music will deliver world music and culture from the Middle East and Africa; Poetry in Conversation is a performance by acclaimed poet Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, and refugee-fronted Phospohoros Theatre will showcase Pizza Shop Heroes followed by a Q&A. Families will enjoy Alim Kamara's storytelling workshop, while the Racial Justice Network will have a talk with African Voices TV on decolonisation and the politics of race.

Our virtual opening party is lined-up with dynamic global acts such as Taiwan’s Kuo-Shin Chuang Pangcah and Music and Love Band from 7.00 pm on 15th June.

The line-up poster and related resources are available for you to download from our press pack.

All events are free with the option to donate to help us raise funds for the two charities we are supporting this year Lesbian Asylum Support Sheffield (LASS)

and South Yorkshire Refugee Law and Justice SYRLJ.

The full programme, tickets and access information are available from our website, Migration Matters Festival. These can be sorted by genre or date. We would appreciate the opportunity to be featured on any of your outlets this and next week.


For further information and all press queries, please contact Tchiyiwe Chihana, Assistant Producer on Tchiyiwe@migrationmattersfestival.co.uk or Mobile: 07475262294

Facebook

- https://www.facebook.com/migrationmattersfestival/

Website

Twitter/Instagram: @migmatfest "


Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter is a crucial global movement to challenge racism in ALL its forms across ALL the people and groups suffering from it.

Therefore it is essential that the position of those countries in the world who are discriminated against on trade deals, economic policies dictated by richer countries and those who become a battleground for proxy wars by other more powerful countries. This is also racism.

It is also the racism on our own doorstep against refugees and migrants, by our Government and others, with naked prejudice, detention centres, deportations and financial burdens, like NHS surcharges, that others don't face. We all need to address that racism.

Whether or not, you agree with the demolition of a statue of a major slave trader in Bristol, the almost hysteria that the Government has shown towards the throwing of a single statue into the water, compared to its deafening silence about the thousands of migrants who have drowned over the last year in the Mediterranean is telling.

This is one of the reasons why the fantastic Migration Matters Festival is Sheffield is just so important. This country, this city has been made by migration. We need to shout that from our doorsteps, on our streets, every opportunity we have.


Councillor Jim Steinke,

Nether Edge and Sharrow Ward, Sheffield.

Member of South Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel

Jim Steinke on Sheffield Live

Jim Steinke updates Sheffield Live on what's been happening in Nether Edge and Sharrow, including the response to recent shootings. See the interveiw here.

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