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May 2019

Witney Refugee Action menstrual pad sewing day

May 18 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Witney Congregational Church, 4 Welch Way,
Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 6JF
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"Our next menstrual pad sewing day is Saturday 18th May at the Congregational church in Witney. Please come along if you can, you don’t have to be a seamstress, there are loads of other jobs! If you’d like to help but can’t come on the day - We’ll also need the following items to complete the packs: • Flannels/facecloths (the pound shop do 2 for £1)  • Bars of soap (multipack/supermarket own brand is fine) • Pegs Items can be…

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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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Seminar – Sonopolis: Sound, citizenship, and migrant activisms in Athens

May 29 @ 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 Tom Western (Refugee Studies Centre) Tom Western is an Early Career Fellow in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies at the Refugee Studies Centre in Oxford. He is an ethnomusicologist researching the relations between sound, borders, displacements and citizenships. Public Seminar Series, Trinity term 2019 Everyday Resistance to the European Governance of Migration THE SEMINAR At protest marches in Athens, where people gather to voice dissent at the violence of asylum regimes, the chants have shifted from ‘Open the Borders’…

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Annual OMSS Conference: Spaces of (Im)mobility

May 31 @ 9:30 am - June 1 @ 5:00 pm
Catholic Chaplaincy, 85-87 St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1RD
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"The Oxford Migration Studies Society (OMSS) is a University Society that aims to connect people in Oxford examining any facet of migration. Society members include students and researchers from the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC), and other specialists in  a range of disciplines, including anthropology, politics, history, geography, and sociology. This collaborative conference aims to bring together multiple disciplinary perspectives to explore how human mobility is mediated from above and below. It will examine how…

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Round table discussion: The Venezuelan Migration Crisis

May 31 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Latin American Centre, Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, 1 Church Walk
Oxford, OX2 6LY
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"Alexander Betts, Refugees Studies Centre, Department of International Development, and Brasenose College Discussant: Carlos Vargas, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society and Kellogg College Chair: Isabel Ruiz-Olaya, Department for Continuing Education and Kellogg College"

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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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Celebrate Eid at the ‘KAMA Cafe’

June 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
East Oxford Community Centre, Princes Street
Oxford, OX4 1DD United Kingdom
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"The next KAMA Cafe, an informal get together for KAMA volunteers, teachers, supporters and newcomers alike, will take place on 13th June at the East Oxford Community Centre. Come and have a chat, continue your Eid celebrations, or discover more about the festival. Join us from 17:00 and click here to RSVP."

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Workshop: Livelihoods and Socio-Economic Inclusion of Syrian Refugees in Host Countries

June 14 @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre, Christ Church
Oxford, OX1 1DP
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"THE WORKSHOP The world is facing its biggest displacement crisis since the Second World War, with 68.5 million people forced to flee their homes. Syrians continue to be the largest forced migration population in the world, with more than 13 million people displaced. That is more than half of the Syrian population. Of these millions, only 5.5 million are registered and hosted in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt, and about 1 million have requested asylum in Europe. In Lebanon,…

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Safe Passage demonstration outside Parliament for a legal route to safety for child refugees

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Westminster London, + Google Map

Juliet Kilpin of Safe Passage writes: "Today marks 80 years since my friend and fellow campaigner Lord Alf Dubs left Prague as a 6-year-old boy on a Kindertransport train. He was one of the lucky 10,000 children who escaped Nazi Europe and was welcomed by Britain. If we could show so much generosity then, in a matter of months before the outbreak of World War Two, our Government can surely offer the same to today's child refugees. This Refugee Week will…

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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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Refugee Week: Film screening of “Female Voice”

June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Makespace Oxford, 1 Aristotle Lane
Oxford, OX2 6TP
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"We are pleased to present a film screening of 'Female Voice', a collection of short films presented by the Scottish Documentary Institute in collaboration with the British Council and Bidayyat. In the films, female Syrian filmmakers share their experience and perspective being a refugee in neighbouring countries: Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. The entry price covers the screening fee and some delicious Syrian food to enjoy whilst you watch, provided by our friends at KAMA Oxford."

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Refugee Week: Film – Le Havre by Aki Kaurismäki

June 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
RISC (Reading Int’l Solidarity Centre), 35-39 London Street
Reading, RG1 4PS United Kingdom
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£3 – £4

"The World Film Club Presents: Le Havre Dir: Aki Kaurismäki Winner: Palm Dog Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival, 2011 A town bands together to reunite a refugee boy with his mother in a tender and loving tale. The director presents a warm embrace to those who find themselves rootless. Le Havre offers them and moviegoers an enchanted port in the storm–a cinematic refuge from real life."

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Refugee Week: Celebrate World Refugee Day in Milton Keynes

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Milton Keynes Rose, Campbell Park
Milton Keynes, MK9 4AJ
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"Refugees Welcome in Milton Keynes and partner groups will be celebrating World Refugee Day with a programme of events on 20th June: 6.00pm: Opening celebration, testimonials, MK Mayor statement at MK Rose in Campbell Park (directions) 6.30pm: Continuing presentations (including Refugee Schools, RWMK Ladies Group and Wolverton Community Sponsorship group), food and refreshments at MK Gallery ‘Event Space’ (directions) Please re-visit the RWMK events page for updates and further details."

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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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"-- 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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