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Social Gathering In Cambridge-28 May 2016

28th May 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST

The event had many contributors and in Cambridge beautifully played guitar from James Eisner and Edmund Whitcombe was enjoyed by us all. Below you will find extracts from speeches of supporters who shared their thoughts.

2016-05-28-Cambridge-01.avi.Still005JILL YOUNG: The thing that strikes me always is the utter devotion of the volunteers to the cause and the sacrifices they have made in their lives. And when I was told about Ashraf I was enormously impressed by what I saw, in particular by that orchestra. Watching that orchestra playing music in Ashraf was quite extraordinary. And then I have been to that Paris trip on two occasions. The first thing that got my attention was this wonderful organisation , how smoothly it ran. We were well taken care of on the buses and when we finally arrived, the scale of it just took my breath away. I had never been to anything like that before. Enthusiasm of the audience was amazing as was the speeches of the people on the stage…

 

 

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PO-1PHILIPPA OWLES: It is very hard for us in our normal ordinary democratic lives that we just take for granted, to believe that there is so much inhumanity going on. And it is so difficult to understand why we
in the West know so little about this travesty… So if you have the opportunity to go to Paris, please do …

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Date:
28th May 2016
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Oxford, United Kingdom + Google Map

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International Liberty Association

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