As the Calais jungle was set to be razed in October 2016, there were over 1900 unaccompanied minors stranded there – many of whom had a legal case to enter the UK.
Sue Clayton fought to get these children recognised and their cases heard. But with the camp soon to go up in flames, could she do it in time? And what would happen to the children if not?
What happened next is a shameful indictment of the UK’s human rights record, as the young people suffered delays, denials and dismissal from the UK government, and were finally left abandoned in France with no support at all.
CALAIS CHILDREN: A CASE TO ANSWER follows the young people over the year since they left the Jungle.
We speak to Lord Dubs, the volunteer groups, and the lawyers with whom Sue is challenging the Home Office’s actions in the High Court in on 28th Feb and 1st Mar 2018. She goes on supporting and fighting for the kids – with your help.
Watch the trailer at CALAIS CHILDREN TRAILER
Support the kids at www.calais.gebnet.co.uk
Leeds film showing:. Tuesday 6th March 7.00pm Leeds Beckett University Rosebowl Lecture Theatre D – with local speakers from Stand Up to Racism and refugee groups.
Wakefield film showing: Tuesday 6 March – 7pm Lightwaves Leisure Centre meeting room, Lower York Road Wakefield, WF1 3LJ
March against Racism on UN Anti Racism Day – Saturday 17 March London
The Leeds Coach leaves from outside West Yorkshire Playhouse (Coach turning circle beside the entrance at the top of the steps) at 7.00am and Wakefield Providence Street at 7.15am. We hope to return by 22.00pm .
This National Demonstration has been organised by Stand Up To Racism and is part of the UN anti racism day. At a time when Trump spouts racism on a daily basis from the White House and across Europe we see far right and neo nazi parties being elected in many countries it is vital we make this as big a protest as possible.
The Tories want to scapegoat migrants and refugees and blame them for the crisis created by May’s Austerity policies. Continued deaths in Police custody and the rise of Islamophobia haunt our cities. Join the anti racists from Leeds to build the biggest protest against racism possible
Book your ticket now on eventbrite link below
Next Leeds Stand Up to Racism open action meeting to help build the march – Tuesday 27 February 6.30pm Leeds UNISON offices, Woodhouse Lane (opp Fenton) all welcome