Manchester Victory Party For Aderonke Apata!

MANCHESTER VICTORY PARTY FOR ADERONKE APATA!

Saturday 20th January 2018 in Manchester - 7pm – 02am, Mechanics Institute 103 Princess Street Manchester. M1 6DD.

Free Entry. All Welcome!!

Did you miss the Victory party in honour of Nigerian lesbian, Aderonke Apata, following her 13-year asylum battle

in London? Now you can attend the one in Manchester! http://www.divamag.co.uk/Diva-Magazine/News/Victory-party-in-honour-of-Nigerian-lesbian-Aderonke-Apata-following-her-13-year-asylum-battle/

Aderonke Apata is one of the most inspirational humans on Planet Earth AND NEEDS TO DANCE in her home town, Manchester!!!

After a 13 year battle over her right to remain, Aderonke Apata has finally been granted asylum in the UK and we are throwing a Saturday all night party to celebrate.

It’s a gathering for all her friends and fans and a public event for anyone who wants to help her celebrate her victory and support the struggle against homophobia, xenophobia, racism and inflexible borders.

With Almighty DJ Sensi that provides the soundtrack to Manchester's Biggest Party! Playing Soul // RnB // 80's // 90's // Pop // highlife, afrobeat and dancehall, guest artists performances and short talks from Human Rights activists.

Plus amazing drink offers all night!

Aderonke says: "I cannot thank enough everyone that supported me in this horrendous journey! You have all contributed to this victory. It's impossible for me to list all of you that stood by me as you run into millions! Do know that I appreciate you all. I felt dehumanised when the Home Office said I was pretending to be a lesbian. This victory means hope and strength to other LGBTI people seeking asylum. With perseverance, steadfastness and love, they can overcome the rejections that they are facing in their asylum cases".

“There are many people like me who are facing huge insurmountable difficulties navigating the asylum system in the UK. I will continue to do my bit in amplifying the voices of people who can only shout so far". Aderonke continues.

Come come one and all, get on your dancing shoes, dance with Aderonke and spread the word :)

There will be a raffle to raise funds for African Rainbow Family (ARF) a non-for-profit organisation that support LGBTIQ people seeking asylum and refuge and of African heritage. https://africanrainbowfamily.org/.. You can donate here: https://africanrainbowfamily.org/donate/ .

Aderonke’s barrister, S Chelvan of No5 Chambers, said: “Aderonke’s case highlights the Home Office’s approach to sexual identity asylum claims is still not fit for purpose. In asylum claims, the negative history is in part a product of a system in the UK that still dehumanises LGBTQ+ applicants by continuing to detain, isolate, stigmatise and harm some of the most vulnerable groups in our society. We must demand change, starting at the highest level.”

Read more here:

http://attitude.co.uk/attitude-pride-award-winner-wins-asylum-bid-to-stay-in-the-uk/

Nigerian gay rights activist wins UK asylum claim after 13-year battle -https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/14/nigerian-gay-rights-activist-aderonke-apata-wins-uk-asylum-claim-13-year-battle#img-1

http://www.divamag.co.uk/Diva-Magazine/News/Aderonke-Apata-I-felt-dehumanised-when-the-Home-Office-said-I-was-pretending-to-be-a-lesbian/

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/nigeria-gay-rights-activist-aderonke-apata-uk-asylum-granted-high-court-fake-sexulaity-lesbian-lgbt-a7888931.html

‘MANCHESTER VICTORY PARTY FOR ADERONKE APATA!’ supported by:

AfricanRainbowFamily, Manchester MiSol, Unison North West L.G.B.T. Group, Eileen Best, Jason Bergen and all Aderonke’s friends!

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103 Princess Street, M1 6DD
Manchester
20 January , Saturday 19:00

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