FREE HALF DAY SEMINAR For Activists and Campaignersx

A seminar hosted by Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and Regional Asylum Activism. We are honored to have Carlos Saavedra from United States with us on the day to talk about his experiences of campaigning and activism for immigrants and its lessons for us in Yorkshire and Humberside.

For Activists and Campaigners
ST GEORGE’S CENTRE, Great George Street Leeds, LS1 3BR

Carlos Saavedra is the national coordinator of United We Dream, the largest Latino youth organisation representing undocumented young people in the United States. In the recent 2012 Presidential elections United We Dream, also known as the DREAMers, was credited with helping to force President Obama into signing an Executive Order to defer deportations and create a pathway to citizenship for young undocumented students.

Please note that this is a free seminar but you have to book your place in advance.

To book a place for this event, please email your name(s), organisation (if applicable) and contact details to
Kaveh Azarhoosh at
by Monday 11th February 2012.
Unfortunately, we have to limit attendance to two people per organisation. Places
will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Travel expenses will be available to asylum seekers, if arranged in advanced.

If you have any question about this seminar please do not hesitate to contact us.

Maureen Grant
Development Officer
West Yorkshire Racial Justice Programme Yorkshire & Humber

Kaveh Azarhoosh
Regional Activism Coordinator
Asylum Activism

Steps to Settlement – RETAS


RETAS Based on Roundhay road have now opened for recruitment for their new Steps to Settlement programme – the first 10 week programme will be begin on Monday 24th of September. ThE programme is open to asylum seekers and refugees who have been in the UK less than 24 months. Food is provided and we are able to provide £2 travel expenses for each participant on each day.

Steps to Settlement:

–          will enable refugees living in Leeds to transition well from leaving the asylum system and to positively engage with mainstream UK society

–          involves fundamental steps towards successful integration and settlement in Leeds. The 10 week programme involves 20 refugees taking four steps: Sanctuary, Serenity, Skills and Settlement

–          Within each step a diverse range of compulsory modules will be delivered, focusing on english language, well-being, confidence building, digital learning, financially sustainable living and employability.

–          Takes place at RETAS on Mondays and Tuesdays – only 20 refugees are available for each programme, so bookings must be made first

–          There are 4 programmes (4x10weeks) between September 2012 and the end of July 2013

RETAS are looking for referrals and for partner organisations who would like to get involved. To book places or for further details please contact or any member of RETAS staff.

Direct (0113) 380 5632 Reception (0113) 380 5630