Celebrating Kenmure Street: A Festival of Resistance

A Festival of Resistance: 13th – 14th May 2022

UPDATE: Click to view full festival programme!

On the morning of 13 May 2021, in the middle of Eid al-Fitr, two of our neighbours living on Kenmure Street in Pollokshields were taken from their home and detained by the Home Office in a van on the street. In response, neighbours and anti racists organised a spontaneous sit-in protest, surrounded the van and occupied the street for eight hours, until they were released in a historic victory for the community and antiracist campaigners across the country.

Now, on 13th & 14th May 2022, Pollokshields Trust/The Bowling Green, Pollokshields and Govanhill Baths Community Trust are inviting all community organisations, anti racist groups, activists and artists to join us to celebrate the anniversary of this unforgettable moment.

Join over a dozen refugee, migrant and anti racist activist groups and organisations, including loads of great individuals from the area not to mention the amazing anti racist activists from ‘We All Belong’, – to deliver a historic and defiant event. From the amazing folk at the Pollokshields Quad to Radio Awaz, YCSA, Food Point and local schools; as well the Maryhill Integration Network and Freedom from Torture; all will be making their mark.

Join us! If you are on Kenmure Street why not hang a poster or banner or bunting! Open your garden or back court on the day with a talk or some music.

Let’s unite against racism and xenophobia, welcoming refugees and migrants to our communities and taking an unequivocal stand against Priti Patel’s barbaric and racist laws.

No one is illegal! We all Belong! Refugees are Welcome Here.

Check out the Facebook Event page for further details and updates.

Supported by:
The Scottish Afghan Human Rights Foundation
Maryhill Integration Network

   Maryhill Integration Network