Young People Seeking Safety (YPSS) is organising a week long nationwide event for the purpose of raising awareness about the hardships met by unaccompanied young people seeking asylum in the UK.
YPSS Week will take place between 28 March and 3 April 2011 where community groups will host events and exhibit music, film, and photography based on and performed by young asylum seekers. YPSS is a network of organisations and individuals with the joint purpose of promoting the rights and safety of young asylum seekers. The network includes the following groups: Bandbazi, Bristol Defend the Asylum Seekers Campaign, Cambridge Migrant Solidarity, Child Victims of War, The Freedom Club, Ki Sounds, National Coalition of Anti-deportation Campaigns, Oldham Friends of YPSS, Somerset Racial Equality Council, and Speak up for ‘Saif’ Campaign – Plymouth. The events will take place in Oxford, Glasgow, Brighton, Manchester, Plymouth, Cambridge, Leicester, Somerset and Bristol. More information about YPSS and details of this event can be found on their website here.