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April 2019

Exhibition – Lande: The Calais ‘Jungle’ and Beyond

April 27 @ 10:00 am - November 29 @ 4:30 pm
Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road
Oxford, OX1 3PP
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"Lande: The Calais ‘Jungle’ and Beyond is a major temporary exhibition at the Pitt Rivers Museum, running from 27 April to 29 November 2019. The exhibition has been made in parallel with a book, also called Lande: The Calais ‘Jungle’ and Beyond (Bristol University Press), published to coincide with the opening. The exhibition reassembles material and visual culture that survives from the ‘Jungle’ as it existed at Calais from March 2015 to the demolitions of 2016. It does so in order to make…

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May 2019

Seminar: Endurance and involuntary return to Senegal

May 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3TB
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"Dr Anne-Line Rodriguez (Queen Mary University of London) Seminar series: Everyday Resistance to the European Governance of Migration Series convenor: Dr Cory Rodgers About the seminar Over the last few years, involuntary returns of sub-Saharan African migrants to their countries of origin have become frequent. European states have continued to forcibly deport unwanted migrants and, increasingly, have repatriated them as part of Assisted Voluntary Return programmes. Additionally, migration policies in North Africa, together with the instability in the region, have…

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June 2019

CCOW 2019 Fundraising Walk for Christian Concern for One World

June 1 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Windrush Valley, Minster Lovell to Burford Oxfordshire OX29 0RR + Google Map

This year's fundraising walk is coming up on Saturday 1 June in the Windrush Valley. For more details see https://mydonate.bt.com/events/ccow2019walk/493061 and the Eventbrite page to register

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Churches in Bicester Refugee Support stall at Big Lunch

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bicester’s Big Lunch, Sheep Street and Pioneer Square
Bicester, OX26 6
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"Bicester Big Lunch Once again we will have a stall at the Big Lunch on Sunday 2nd June. Our stall will have information and children's activities on the theme 'home from home', as we think  about what it takes to make a home and settle in a new country. We will also be raising awareness about the Sanctuary Hosting programme. Please do come along and say 'hello' or email if you would like to help. Rebecca Mitchell-Farmer, Co-chair Churches in Bicester…

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Concert in aid of Asylum Welcome

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St Michael at the Northgate, Cornmarket Street
Oxford, OX1 3EY
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"Skeleton Crew Early Music Band Sonatas of the French Baroque. Admission free. Free tea & coffee, bring your own sandwiches. Retiring collection in aid of Asylum Welcome."

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Lecture – A Mobile Milieu: Humanitarian Equipment and the Politics of Need

June 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Garden Room, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3TB
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"Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture 2019 Professor Peter Redfield (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) About the seminar Approaching human mobility from the perspective of milieu - the intimate, inclusive envelope of immediate environment - this lecture focuses on humanitarian equipment, from refugee camps to innovative devices that seek to provide for basic needs such as water and sanitation. Such objects offer little prospect of producing a satisfying response to human suffering. They also increasingly reflect market interests as much…

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Introduction to Community Sponsorship of Refugees

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Bede’s Church, Popley Way
Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 9DX
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"Sponsor Refugees will be joining Caritas in an event organised by the Portsmouth Diocese to support the development of a Community Sponsorship group in Basingstoke." "Community Sponsorship gives power to local volunteer groups to resettle a refugee family in their neighbourhood." For more information about Community Sponsorship see the Sponsor Refugees website.

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Brightfest tea tent in aid of Brightwell Supporting Refugees

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Recreation Ground, Mackney Lane
Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, OX10 0SQ
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"The Brightwell Supporting Refugees team have undertaken the tea tent at the hugely popular music festival, Brightfest on Saturday  8 June. ... join the BSR trustees manning the tent, serving teas and chatting over the latest BSR activities and news with us ... refugees will benefit at our present projects in Jordan, Uganda and closer to home.  "

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Marlow Refugee Action’s Summer Garden Party

June 8 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fairlawn, Gossmore Close
Marlow, SL7 1QG
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"Come and join us for tea and cake or a glass of Pimms on Saturday 8th June 3-6pm in lovely garden surroundings. Bring friends and family - children welcome too. Or if you'd like to help with the event please get in touch - we would love some volunteers, and offers of cakes! Location: Fairlawn, Gossmore Close, Marlow, SL7 1QG Please park on Gossmore Lane. "

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Come and meet with Lord Alf Dubs in Chorleywood

June 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Christ Church, Chorleywood, The Common
Rickmansworth, WD3 5SG
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"Alf Dubs came to England in 1939 when he was just six years old as one of the children that were brought out of Prague by the Kindertransport Programme. Today, he is the strongest and most visible supporter of the Safe Passage Charity that has brought over 1700 young people to the UK who are qualified to come here because they have relatives that are already resident here. As this is a charity that we have actively supported for over…

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On Her Shoulders (RRSG’s 25th Anniversary Film Festival) – Reading

June 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Reading Film Theatre, Palmer building, Whiteknights campus, Uni of Reading
Reading, RG6 6AH United Kingdom
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£8

"-- Reading Refugee Support Group's 25th Anniversary -- Since starting in 1994, Reading Refugee Support Group has supported Refugees and people seeking Asylum as they try to rebuild in Reading and Berkshire. - RRSG's 25th Anniversary Film Festival -- To mark our 25th Anniversary we are screening the award winning documentary 'On Her Shoulders'. The screening will accompanied by a panel of guest speakers discussing the topics raised in the film. This event is in partnership with the wonderful team…

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On Her Shoulders (RRSG’s 25th Anniversary Film Festival) – Wokingham

June 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Whitty Theatre, Luckley House School
Wokingham, RG40 3EU
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£6.50

"-- Reading Refugee Support Group's 25th Anniversary -- Since starting in 1994, Reading Refugee Support Group has supported Refugees and people seeking Asylum as they try to rebuild in Reading and Berkshire. - RRSG's 25th Anniversary Film Festival -- To mark our 25th Anniversary we are screening the award winning documentary 'On Her Shoulders'. The screening will accompanied by a panel of guest speakers discussing the topics raised in the film. This event is in partnership with the wonderful team…

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On Her Shoulders (RRSG’s 25th Anniversary Film Festival) – Newbury

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place
Newbury, RG14 5BD
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£7

"-- Reading Refugee Support Group's 25th Anniversary -- Since starting in 1994, Reading Refugee Support Group has supported Refugees and people seeking Asylum as they try to rebuild in Reading and Berkshire. - RRSG's 25th Anniversary Film Festival -- To mark our 25th Anniversary we are screening the award winning documentary 'On Her Shoulders'. The screening will accompanied by a panel of guest speakers discussing the topics raised in the film. This event is in partnership with the wonderful team…

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Multaka-Oxford Networking Day

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road
Oxford, OX1 3PP
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"Inclusive Volunteering: Creating inclusive programmes for forced migrants through cross-sector partnership working Bringing together staff and volunteers from museums and heritage organisations, the volunteer sector and organisations working with forced migrants to develop crosssector partnership practices. Multaka-Oxford Network Day aims to share best practice, case studies, skills, and ideas to develop future models of working that enhance opportunities and support for volunteers. Who is the day for? Organisations and people working with, signposting, supporting, training, managing and coordinating volunteer programmes…

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