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October 2020

Charlbury Refugee Action Group’s AGM

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"CRAG’s AGM will take place on Monday 26th October from 7.30 - 8.00 pm. If you would like to attend (via Zoom) please email chair@charlburyrefugee.org.uk to receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting."

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Seminar: Carceral junctions – stuckness and connectedness in camps

October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Carceral junctions – stuckness and connectedness in camps Professor Simon Turner (Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen) With their clearly demarcated borders, their monotonous housing and grid-like infrastructures, refugee settlements, shelters, hotspots and deportation sites stick out like a sore thumb in the landscape and give us the impression of being exceptional spaces. We would assume that the camp as a place of waiting and confinement surely leads to a sense of stuckness for those who are forced to live there.…

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November 2020

Trauma-awareness in refugees

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Trauma Awareness series: November 2020 Online training Each session will be run twice – in the daytime and the evening – to allow as many people as possible to attend. The content will be the same in both sessions. Trauma-awareness in refugees: Tuesday 3rd November: 1-2pm, Wednesday 4th November: 7-8pm Many of the people we meet in our church refugee work have experienced significant trauma which continues to affect their daily lives. Join us to learn what we mean by…

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Trauma-awareness in refugees

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Trauma Awareness series: November 2020 Online training Each session will be run twice – in the daytime and the evening – to allow as many people as possible to attend. The content will be the same in both sessions. Trauma-awareness in refugees: Tuesday 3rd November: 1-2pm, Wednesday 4th November: 7-8pm Many of the people we meet in our church refugee work have experienced significant trauma which continues to affect their daily lives. Join us to learn what we mean by…

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Caring for yourselves and others working with refugees

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Trauma Awareness series: November 2020 Online training Each session will be run twice – in the daytime and the evening – to allow as many people as possible to attend. The content will be the same in both sessions. Trauma-awareness in refugees: Tuesday 3rd November: 1-2pm, Wednesday 4th November: 7-8pm Many of the people we meet in our church refugee work have experienced significant trauma which continues to affect their daily lives. Join us to learn what we mean by…

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Seminar: Reflecting on Refugia

November 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Reflecting on Refugia Dr Nick van Hear (COMPAS, University of Oxford) Nick van Hear is a senior researcher at COMPAS. With a background in anthropology and development studies, he works on forced migration, conflict, development, diaspora, transnationalism and related issues, and has field experience in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, North America and Europe. Before joining COMPAS in 2003, he held research posts at the Refugee Studies Centre in Oxford (1990-2000), and at the Copenhagen-based Danish Centre for Development Research…

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Caring for yourselves and others working with refugees

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Trauma Awareness series: November 2020 Online training Each session will be run twice – in the daytime and the evening – to allow as many people as possible to attend. The content will be the same in both sessions. Trauma-awareness in refugees: Tuesday 3rd November: 1-2pm, Wednesday 4th November: 7-8pm Many of the people we meet in our church refugee work have experienced significant trauma which continues to affect their daily lives. Join us to learn what we mean by…

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Time of Prayer for Refugees and Those Walking Alongside

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Online – in your own home

Join us in praying for refugees and those walking alongside them in the Thames Valley and beyond. Each month we will pray for specific needs of refugees and those supporting them, with a particular focus on our local area. We will hear from someone with experience locally to inform our prayers. This month we plan to pray particularly about refugee resettlement and community sponsorship. We hope to be joined by a member of a local group which has supported a…

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Access to Higher Education for young refugees and asylum seekers: training for practitioners

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Online – in your own home
£60 – £70

"The training is aimed at anyone who wants to learn more about educational progression for young refugees and asylum seekers, and will enable participants to: grapple with particular difficulties that asylum seekers face in accessing, remaining and progressing in HE understand what different young people with a variety of immigration status' are entitled to, including fee status, student finance, scholarships etc. learn about the latest policy and legal developments affecting HE for this group of young people grow in the ability…

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Looking after myself – for refugees

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Trauma Awareness series: November 2020 Online training Each session will be run twice – in the daytime and the evening – to allow as many people as possible to attend. The content will be the same in both sessions. Trauma-awareness in refugees: Tuesday 3rd November: 1-2pm, Wednesday 4th November: 7-8pm Many of the people we meet in our church refugee work have experienced significant trauma which continues to affect their daily lives. Join us to learn what we mean by…

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Reading Refugee Support Group AGM

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"You are warmly invited to attend our online AGM Tuesday 17th Nov 7.00 pm.  Please register with the link below. We are delighted to announce we will be joined by: RRSG patron Olivia Graham Bishop of Reading                                       and the High Sheriff of Berkshire Mary Riall. If you could kindly register your attendance by following the link, this will help us with arrangements. Please click here to register for the RRSG AGM 17th Nov 2020 (press Ctrl and click)."

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Looking after myself – for refugees

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Trauma Awareness series: November 2020 Online training Each session will be run twice – in the daytime and the evening – to allow as many people as possible to attend. The content will be the same in both sessions. Trauma-awareness in refugees: Tuesday 3rd November: 1-2pm, Wednesday 4th November: 7-8pm Many of the people we meet in our church refugee work have experienced significant trauma which continues to affect their daily lives. Join us to learn what we mean by…

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National Refugee Prayer Hour

November 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"We had a great time on Saturday praying for those facing detention in the UK. People joined us from all over the UK - how amazing that we can join together online to pray in this way! It was particularly great to hear Angie and Gerry's testimonies of how God was with them as they faced detention. Join us next time on 7th November as we pray for public perceptions of refugees. Register at refugee-prayer-hour.eventbrite.co.uk."

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Understanding the UK asylum system

November 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Legal Awareness training Get equipped to support asylum seekers you know through the legal process of claiming asylum in the UK, without giving legal advice. This training will be run by Chris Lane. Chris is a Church of England curate in Walsall. Prior to his ordination, Chris was a barrister, based in Birmingham, specialising in immigration and asylum law with a particular emphasis on representing persecuted Christians. Chris has significant experience in this area of law as well as in…

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December 2020

Helping Christian converts with their legal claims

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Legal Awareness training Get equipped to support asylum seekers you know through the legal process of claiming asylum in the UK, without giving legal advice. This training will be run by Chris Lane. Chris is a Church of England curate in Walsall. Prior to his ordination, Chris was a barrister, based in Birmingham, specialising in immigration and asylum law with a particular emphasis on representing persecuted Christians. Chris has significant experience in this area of law as well as in…

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Seminar – Refugees and racial capitalism: what ‘integration’ in the labour market means

December 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Refugees and racial capitalism: what ‘integration’ in the labour market means Professor Elizabeth C Dunn (Indiana University) Refugee resettlement has long been seen as a purely humanitarian act. When refugees are “integrated” into the labour market, it is seen as a tool to promote values such as self-sufficiency and dignity.  But refugee labour is often needed by host countries, and refugees are often inserted into industries where they are tasked with jobs host country nationals refuse to do. Using the…

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Refugees Still Welcome Assembly and the Community Sponsorship Awards

December 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online – in your own home

"Join us this St Nicholas’ Day to celebrate and recognise the champions of refugee resettlement, and to call on the government to welcome a further 25,000 refugees by 2025. Good old St Nick is the patron saint of children, has ties to the Middle East, and is the inspiration for Santa Claus – so what better day to gather the Refugees Welcome movement for a Zoom Assembly to: Celebrate the resettlement of 20,000 refugees (many of whom are children) between…

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Time of Prayer for Refugees and Those Walking Alongside

December 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Online – in your own home

Join us in praying for refugees and those walking alongside them in the Thames Valley and beyond. Each month we have been praying for specific needs of refugees and those supporting them, with a particular focus on our local area. We will hear from someone with experience locally to inform our prayers – further details of this special Christmas event TBC. Online event on GoToMeeting. Please register on Eventbrite to receive the login details - link to Eventbrite page for…

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