In the present day is our Coordinator, Lisa Matthew’s final day at Proper to Stay. For 11 years, Lisa has been our inspiration and vitality that made every little thing at Proper to Stay potential.
Lisa joined Proper to Stay in 2011, when the organisation was often called the Nationwide Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns. Lisa and her fellow Coordinator, Michael Collins, responded to the voices and desires of the teams that we have been working with and supported the evolution of the organisation and its relaunch as Proper to Stay in 2013.
Proper to Stay’s newly developed programme offered info and assets, schooling and awareness-raising and neighborhood capacity-building and coaching, and extra, and continues to take action at all times within the spirit of solidarity. Recently, These Partitions Should Fall marketing campaign was added to our programme, deepening our dedication to motion constructing.
Lisa developed Proper to Stay’s flagship Toolkit, a ground-breaking, a lot admired and a lot used useful resource for individuals searching for asylum and attempting to determine their proper to stay in Britain. Lisa’s earlier expertise in offering psycho-social help to refugees in Cairo and asylum and immigration authorized casework within the UK have been introduced collectively to create an accessible Toolkit. For a lot of who’re caught up in an usually Kafkaesque asylum and immigration system, the Toolkit has been an actual life-saver at their most determined second.
All who come into contact with Proper to Stay are welcomed by Lisa’s heat smile and fierce sense of justice: she certainly embodied the ethos of our organisation. Her revolutionary spirit was infectious and introduced in lots of supporters and allies. Behind the scenes, Lisa oversaw each facet of Proper to Stay’s day-to-day operation and administration, which was at all times performed together with her meticulous consideration to element and with unfailing good humour.
We count on lots of our colleagues and comrades to be queuing as much as provide phrases of accolade and gratitude for our Lisa’s excellent work. Above all, Lisa has been our nice good friend in and past Proper to Stay, whose thirst for human dignity and abundance of compassion brings gentle and hope in our ever turbulent world.
That gentle and hope will proceed to shine at the same time as we at Proper to Stay miss Lisa’s presence. And this isn’t goodbye, as a result of our a lot cherished quest for collective pleasure continues. Thanks Lisa and our greatest needs to you in no matter you do subsequent. We all know that you just’ll proceed to make a distinction.
“We want sensible actions that make a distinction to an individual that day, we’d like bolder acts that disrupt the working of the system that harms so many; and we additionally must argue for a unique manner, a unique society, a unique world during which we recognise that Migration is Life.”
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