Green Councillor Rob White has signed the Reading City of Sanctuary Pledge on behalf of Reading & Wokingham Green Party

7 October 2016

City of Sanctuary is a movement looking to work toward making towns and cities across the UK more welcoming to refugees and asylum seekers. They seek to do this by developing a network of cities of sanctuary across the UK; this, they hope, will demonstrate the desire of U.K. citizens for a fairer and more just treatment of refugees and asylum seekers.

Rob White, Green group leader said:  “Let’s Make Reading a place of sanctuary for Refugees. The Green Party strongly believes that we have a duty to do more to help refugees, it is important that we work towards ensuring the Reading is a welcoming and safe place for all refugees and asylum seekers.”

Kate Butler, Reading City of Sanctuary coordinator said: “'we at Reading City of Sanctuary are thrilled to have the support of the Green Party. We are hoping to work with all political parties across Reading to combat segregation and xenophobia.”

The City of Sanctuary group in Reading have a website here: www.reading.cityofsanctuary.org.

They also have a Facebook page “Reading City of Sanctuary” for people to “Like”: www.facebook.com/ReadingCoS.

As part of Reading International Festival they have an upcoming event: Reading City of Sanctuary one year on, on Monday, October 17 at 7:30 PM at Reading International Solidarity Centre. Entry will be free, but donations welcome.

Rob White holding a 'Refugees Welcome' sign






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