South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group organised/supported events


  • SYMAAG Open Meeting: Holding Pens for Deportation:
    Ireland’s asylum housing, the Direct Provision Centres
    Tuesday 1 August 6.30

This is the first meeting of SYMAAG in the new refugees’ Welcome Centre (its temporary name) on Chapel Walk, Sheffield (opposite the Crucible) S1 2PD

John Grayson, co-chair of SYMAAG, reports on a research and solidarity visit he made to Ireland late last year to speak with asylum rights campaigners and people in Direct Provision Centres around Dublin and Tralee in Ireland


  • SYMAAG picnic and barbecue Saturday 26th August 12noon onwards in Weston Park, Whitham Road Sheffield. Bring food & drinks to contribute



Many of Sheffield’s asylum and migration-related events will be advertised on the Sheffield City of Sanctuary events page or at the Alt Sheff listings page


We can pay reasonable travel costs to our events if you need us to (just bring your ticket to the event)


The South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG) unites refugee, asylum and migrant organisations with campaign groups, trade unions, charities, political parties and supporting individuals.

SYMAAG campaigns both for the rights of those seeking asylum and of those coming to work in this country.

Contact SYMAAG

email: dignitynotdetention(at)

Twitter Direct Message: @symaag