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March 15, 2018

Maya Pindar, an MPhil Social Anthropology student at the University of Cambridge, and a local Bedfordian, is conducting research with refugees with the support of BRASS. Maya is working with Syrian Refugee Support Officer Nadia Laribi as part of an anthropological rese...

March 13, 2018

On Friday the 23rd of February Brian Cunningham, the BRASS Coordinator, was invited to the Bedford Rotary to be the after lunch speaker at the Park Inn.

The members were very welcoming and the food was lovely, good warming traditional grub on a cold day. He spoke for ab...

March 13, 2018

What is Hate Crime?

Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s:

  • disability

  • race or ethnicity

  • religion or belief

  • sexual orientation

  • transgender identity

This can be committed a...

March 13, 2018

The Family Reunion bill has its 2nd reading on Friday 16th March 2018. Please could you contact your MP, and ask them to save the date: to be present in Parliament on 16th March and to support the Family Reunion Bill.

You can do this in just a few moments, using the Ref...

March 6, 2018

Diane Abbott spoke about Yarl's Wood hunger strikers today in the House of Commons. She told MPs about the conditions she saw there on her visit a couple of weeks ago and about the treatment of the hunger strikers.

There is a short report on the BBC websi...

March 6, 2018

Once a month a special social event is held at Bedford Quaker Meeting House for the Syrian families supported by BRASS and their friends.  Here are some pictures from the last social held in February.

Syrian children enjoying themselves in  the Art & Craft at the Quaker...

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Following on from the success of our previous immigration update training we will now be offering a training session on “Domestic Violence in the cont...

"Domestic Violence in an immigration context" - update training

May 4, 2018

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