Celebrate migrants’ contributions in Hastings
Hastings Green Party is inviting local people to take part in One Day Without Us, a national day of action on Monday 20 February to celebrate the contribution of migrants to the UK. Nick Terdre reports.
The Hastings event is just one of dozens of similar events organised in towns up and down the UK on the UN World Day of Social Justice. The event aims to show solidarity with EU nationals and non EU immigrants resident in this country.
In Hastings, people are being invited to take a selfie with a message of thanks to migrants from anywhere in the world who live, work or study in the UK. These can be shared on the One Day Without Us Hastings Facebook page or emailed in beforehand (firstname.lastname@example.org).
On Monday the photos will be part of a display in the town centre, with passers-by invited to contribute their own messages of thanks. Supporters are asked to gather outside Cafe Nero at 1pm.
“We wanted to take part in this event to celebrate, and to express our thanks for, the huge contribution made by migrants in the UK,” said Hastings Green Party spokesperson, Julia Hilton.
“It’s a chance to show that as a community we’re united against the politics of division, and welcome the people from all over the world who have chosen to make their lives in Hastings.”
The event is so-named because it includes plans in some areas for a one-day labour boycott by migrants, to demonstrate their importance to the UK workforce.
One Day Without Us website
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