Head to our facebook page or portuguese Blog and find out what our Change Maker participants Ornella Ospino has to say about the Programme and her Journey!
For its tenth anniversary, CASA Festival joins forces with two of London’s leading off-West
End theatres, Southwark Playhouse and Arcola Theatre, to offer London audiences eight weeks of brilliant Latin American theatre and culture.
The festival kicks off at Arcola with Sergio Blanco’s highly-acclaimed Thebes Land returning for a five-week run, ahead of a five-week season of four acclaimed international shows and three exciting new works by UK-based Latin American artists at Southwark Playhouse. Completing the programme are: a new verbatim piece about violence against Brazilian women and girls who live in the UK, a new theatre show about Peru and its food, and an eight-week festival of play readings of Latin America’s most exciting contemporary voices.
To check the entire programme and book your tickets, go to the festival’s website!
Yesterday the LAWA team hosted a cake sale in our office, to raise funds for our crowdfunding campaign. The team baked delicious cakes, and we spent the day meeting and greeting our neighbours, telling them about our work and our crowdfunding.
All the money raised in the cake sale will be donated to the campaign TODAY. And why today? Because it’s bonus day, which means that every donation will be 50% matched. It’s a unique opportunity for us, as we are trying to reach a £20,000 goal!!
And there is a very simple way you can help us win!
Between June 19 and 24, Lawa will be participating in the #ILoveSmallCharities competition on Facebook. If we win, we will get £150 (which will, of course, be used to support the women and children living in our refuge)! You can help by posting on the competition page (just click here: https://www.facebook.com/smallcharityweek) the following sentence: “I love Lawa because (you can use one of the reasons below or come up with your own!”). You have to use the #ILoveSmallCharities tag and include our name Latin American Women’s Aid.
Here are a few suggestions (please don’t forget to add the hashtag #IloveSmallCharities and also to tag our Facebook page, which is this one: https://www.facebook.com/LatinAmericanWomensAid
I love Lawa because:
- They offer a range of support services for Latin American and Black and minority ethnicity women and children #ILoveSmallCharities Latin American Women’s Aid
- They run the only women’s refuge for the Latin American community in the UK since 1987 #ILoveSmallCharities Latin American Women’s Aid
- They organise regular events such as cinema clubs, children’s fun days, yoga, picnics, excursions, pamper days, museum visits and English classes #ILoveSmallCharities Latin American Women’s Aid
- They actively advocate for gender equality and promote women’s rights #ILoveSmallCharities Latin American Women’s Aid
- They help women to recognise when they are affected by domestic violence and identify the dynamics of abuse #ILoveSmallCharities Latin American Women’s Aid
- They empower women to become independent and take control of their own lives #ILoveSmallCharities Latin American Women’s Aid
- They support children in overcoming the trauma of the abuse they experienced and prevent long-term mental health damage #ILoveSmallCharities Latin American Women’s Aid
- They provide practical and emotional support that women and children from ethnic minority backgrounds require to exit a violent home, helping them overcome their additional barriers to safety such as language, insufficient knowledge of UK systems and fear of the UK authorities #ILoveSmallCharities Latin American Women’s Aid
- They are a gateway towards integration by encouraging women to become active members of the community #ILoveSmallCharities Latin American Women’s Aid
- They increase awareness in the wider community of issues faced by women and children from ethnic minority communities #ILoveSmallCharities Latin American Women’s Aid
- They involve service users in the continuous development of their services #ILoveSmallCharities Latin American Women’s Aid
The Islington BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee) Women’s Network (which we are a part of) presents its second conference, which will take place next week, on June 13th from 9:30 to 13:30 (Assembly Hall, Islington Town Hall, London N1 2UD)
The theme is “Challenging Inequalities, Bridging Gaps and Ensuring Fairness” and the programme includes guest speakers, videos, case presentations and discussions.
To book your place, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also check the Facebook event.