Monday 28 September 2015
Video documenting BARAC UK & NOI solidarity visit to refugees in Calais
On 21st September, representatives of Black Activists Rising Against Cuts & the Nation of Islam visited the shanty town in Calais that refugees are forced to live in to bring solidarity & aid. Travelling with us was film maker & journalist Ray Rakaba who documented the day. This is the story of what is really happening that we will never see on mainstream newus as refugees there are labeled & demonised.
Watch the film here
BARAC UK is part of London2Calais , taking food & essential items to Calais twice a month.
We will be taking two BARAC cars - one sponsored by the PCS Union - as part of a 20 car convoy, to Calais on 3 October. You can help by donating towards the cost of food www.convoys2calais.com, organising fundraising events - items needed include water proof coats, outer wear, hats, thermals, cooking items, stoves, sanitary towels. We also need people with cars willing to collect food from a warehouse in the UK & drive this to Calais (usually on a Saturday), then assist with making food parcels & distributing to our sisters & brothers in Calais. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.