The UEA STAR society have been supporting the work of local arts organisation-The Friend Ship by taking part in the Butterfly Project. The project aims to raise awareness of the Detention Forum’s campaign to end indefinite detention in UK Detention Centres. STAR students ran a craft workshop in the UEA Student Union on 16th October 2019, encouraging students to create a fabric butterfly with messages of hope and solidarity whilst discussing how to campaign for time limit of 28 days for immigration detention. All butterflies produced were then sent by The Friend Ship to sanctuary seekers currently imprisoned at Brook House Detention centre.
UEA STAR society plan to run further workshops with The Friend Ship in 2020. If you would like to work with the society to deliver a workshop please contact them.