For Refugee Week 2023, the Seeing Asylum exhibition has been on display at Leeds Minster. This photography project highlights the true hidden stories of women who have experienced the asylum process here in Leeds.
We’ve collected some simple actions you can take to respond to the insight the exhibition gives us, and improve the lives of those seeking sanctuary in Leeds.
Write to your MP about supporting asylum seekers – you can download a template letter here to send to your MP.
Volunteer with LASSN – find out how you can get involved here.
Talk to your family and friends about your experience of the exhibition – why not sign up to receive emails from Leeds Church Institute, so you can invite others to future exhibition dates.
Read or watch something from our recommended reading list:
- The Waiting Place – Dina Nayeri
- The Ungrateful Refugee – Dina Nayeri
- Scar Tissue – David Skivington
- Human Trafficking: Women’s Stories of Agency – Maria De Angelis
- Read for Refugees from the UN Refugee Agency
- World Book Day’s Refugee Reading List
- Seven powerful refugee films from Imix
- A short video about LASSN
- A short video about the Leeds Refugee World Cup
- Sanctuary: The Hospitality of Host, Guest and Stranger – a Sanctuary Sunday resource by Inderjit Bhogal and Jayme R. Reaves
Organise a Seeing Asylum exhibition in your church – contact [email protected] to find out more.
Pray for refugees and asylum seekers in Leeds – here is a prayer from Leeds Church Institute.