LILLE : An active participation to events to inform
Our Lille branch is ploughing through and engagement is not weakening amongst our volunteers. A new collection point at the discovery theatre was implemented and wonderful projects are coming.
An active participation to cultural events:
Utopia56 Lille was present at the “Crossed look over migrations” conference on the 3rd of April at the Stéphane Eissel youth hostel and held a stand at the “tools trading”. The purpose was to make ourselves known amongst the association network working on migration topics but also amongst a larger public. Several citizens would be interested to commit as solidary hosts, we are looking forward to sharing even more good news !
Volunteers from Lille will participate in the “Louche d’or” festival on the 1st of May.
A soup will be offered to festival-goers, an effective means to make the association’s actions known to a larger public, bringing awareness to the exiles’ situation, but also a festive moment between members.
Come, we look forward to meeting you !
Isolated minors at risk :
As in the rest of the country, the majority of isolated minors are not being taken care of by the State/Government. During the month of March, we could only witness a great number of isolated minors not in care. We made regular escorts to police stations and centre and wrote statements on the proceedings we witnessed. These certificates of statements have been transferred to a lawyer with which we work regularly (mostly for non-accompanied minors in appeal). She will seize the administrative court. Furthermore, the same lawyer transmitted our statements to the children’s rights Defender.
From now on, and since the 1st of April, a prefectural decree decided the implementation inside the prefecture dedicated to Non Accompanied Minors (fingerprinting etc.)
We will be vigilant and watchful of this implementation.
Becoming a volunteer or a solidary host :
Our Lille branch is actively looking for long term volunteers to make our actions more effective and visible.
We are also in urgent need of solidary hosts and are actively looking for host families. If you want to commit with our team, don’t hesitate to contact us on our Facebook for more information