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January 2020

Training on Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children – Foundations of attachment

January 30 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Unipart House Business Center, Unipart House, Garsington Road,
Cowley, Oxford,, OX4 2PG
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"What is the aim of the workshop? This is a one-day training run by the Attach team. It will give an in-depth look at the theory of attachment and trauma and how this can impact on young people, their relationships and behaviours. The training will also explore similarities and differences when thinking about attachment relationships for looked after children and unaccompanied asylum seeking children. Learning objectives: To develop and understanding of the impact of early experiences on attachment To explore…

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Churches’ Refugee Network – Resettlement and Integration

January 30 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
St Andrew’s Church, Short Street
London, SE1 8LJ
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"What happens to asylum seekers once they are successful with their claim and receive refugee status? Find out at this Churches’ Refugee Network event. Please register for this FREE event via Eventbrite."

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February 2020

Seminar – Degradation by design: corrosive control in the lives of women seeking asylum in bordered Britain

February 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Seminar Room 3, Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road
Oxford, OX1 3TB
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"Seminar by Dr Victoria Canning (University of Bristol) in the Public Seminar Series Feminism, Categorisation and Forced Migration This interdisciplinary series will explore a range of topics in refugee law, politics and history with particular attention being paid to feminist and/or gendered approaches to displacement and mobility and the categorisation(s) of people as ‘refugees’, ‘citizens’, ‘settlers’ or ‘migrants’. ABOUT THE SEMINAR As gendered discourses around migration proliferate, focus is often trained on experiences of women in interpersonal capacities, primarily in…

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Public meeting – Climate Emergency and Migration

February 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Quaker Meeting House, Market Street
Charlbury, OX7 3PH
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"We are holding a very important public meeting in which Krishnendu Mukherjee, writer, activist and advocate practising environmental and immigration law in the UK and India, and Clare Shakya, climate change research director of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), will be discussing the scale of the climate emergency, its causes and its impact – in particular on the global South – and how to do justice to those forced to leave their homes. It's at 7.30pm in the Quaker Meeting House, Market…

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The Köln Concert in aid of Charlbury Refugee Action Group

February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Charlbury Memorial Hall, Browns Lane
Charlbury, OX7 3QW United Kingdom
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£12

"Dorian Ford reprises Keith Jarrett's famous improvisation. Dorian writes: This is a piano concert unlike any other. It’s like a jazz piano concert but it’s not improvised. It’s solo piano music but it has grooves, riffs, and song-form chord changes, like jazz or rock. It is steeped in the German classical piano tradition like a big sonata by Schubert or an emotionally programmatic journey through the soul like a Mahler symphony. But it could only come from the USA. Fearlessly eclectic,…

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Handel’s Messiah concert in aid of Asylum Welcome

February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sheldonian Theatre, Broad St
Oxford, OX1 3AZ
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"Special performance of Handel's Messiah with visiting Japanese choir of 100+ singers with the Verdandi Chamber orchestra and professional soloists from UK & Japan. Free entrance with requested donations to local charity Asylum Welcome. Seats must be reserved in advance (cannot guarantee availability on the day). Contact 01749 672522 or info@timeconcerts.co.uk to reserve"

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Book launch: Refugia

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Hub, Kellogg College, 60-62 Banbury Rd
Oxford, OX2 6PN
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"Join us for the launch of Refugia: Radical Solutions to Mass Displacement by Robin Cohen and Nicholas Van Hear, University of Oxford. With a discussion, chaired by Dace Dzenovska, Associate Professor in the Anthropology of Migration. The discussion will be followed by a drinks reception. About the book Combining social science fiction, utopianism, pragmatism, sober analysis and innovative social theory, the authors address one of the biggest dilemmas of our age – how to solve the problems arising from mass displacement. The authors have initiated…

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Imad’s Syrian Vegan Kitchen – supporting Marlow Refugee Action

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cooper’s Roastery & Coffee Bar, Fieldhouse Ln
Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 1LW
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£40

"Join us for an evening of Syrian Food brought to Marlow by Imad Alarnab and hosted by Cooper's. Following the sell-out success of the autumn series, we are delighted to announce more dates for our pop-up Syrian suppers at Coopers, starting with a very special Vegan evening. Vegan Supper 28th Feb 2020 6th March 2020 13th March 2020 Buy tickets here."

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March 2020

Imad’s Syrian Kitchen – supporting Marlow Refugee Action

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cooper’s Roastery & Coffee Bar, Fieldhouse Ln
Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 1LW
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£40

"Join us for an evening of Syrian Food brought to Marlow by Imad Alarnab and hosted by Cooper's. Following the sell-out success of the autumn series, we are delighted to announce more dates for our pop-up Syrian suppers at Coopers, starting with a very special Vegan evening. Vegan Supper 28th Feb 2020 6th March 2020 13th March 2020 Buy tickets here."

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“Welcome to the UK”

March 9
Marlow Marlow, Buckinghamshire + Google Map

"The real story about arriving here as a refugee. Further information coming soon"

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Brightwell Supporting Refugees Annual General Meeting

March 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Agatha’s church room Brightwell-cum-Sotwell OX10 0RU, OX10 0RU United Kingdom + Google Map

Hear about what this active community group has been doing over the past year to support refugees.

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Imad’s Syrian Kitchen – supporting Marlow Refugee Action

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cooper’s Roastery & Coffee Bar, Fieldhouse Ln
Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 1LW
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£40

"Join us for an evening of Syrian Food brought to Marlow by Imad Alarnab and hosted by Cooper's. Following the sell-out success of the autumn series, we are delighted to announce more dates for our pop-up Syrian suppers at Coopers, starting with a very special Vegan evening. Vegan Supper 28th Feb 2020 6th March 2020 13th March 2020 Buy tickets here."

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Screening of “For Sama”

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane
Oxford, OX3 0BP
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"FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. About this Event Doors open at 6pm. 6.30pm There will be live Persian music before the film by Delaram lzadi and Chris Hills 7pm For Sama screening followed by a Q & A with special guests (TBC) Certificate 18 The film is a love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of…

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Lecture – Celebrating a rich culture: enhancing resilience among Syrian refugees

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
John Henry Brookes Main Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus
Oxford, OX3 0BP
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"Dr Mustafa Alachkar is the founder of Celebrating Syria: a festival of arts and culture. This event in Manchester enables Syrians in the UK to celebrate their culture and also to share it with their British friends and neighbours. In this lecture Mustafa will explore the role of culture and cultural identity in enhancing the resilience of Syrian refugees – the things that help them rebuild their lives in the UK despite the traumas they have experienced in Syria, during…

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Fundraising Quiz Night for Marlow Refugee Action

March 20
Marlow Buckinghamshire + Google Map

Further information coming soon.

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Churches Supporting Refugees

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, New Inn Hall Street
Oxford, OX1 2DH United Kingdom
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No matter what type of church you are, however small or large, there are many different ways in which you as a church, and as individuals, can show support for refugees locally. Join us for Churches Supporting Refugees Tuesday 24th March 6.30-8.30pm at Wesley Methodist Church, Oxford, including a simple supper. RSVP by emailing joanna@ccow.org.uk or via the Eventbrite page. This evening will be an opportunity to meet and hear from people in churches and charities who are active locally…

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May 2020

Marlow 5 Run – fundraise for Marlow Refugee Action

May 10
Marlow Buckinghamshire + Google Map

"Join the MRA team and help us to fundriase '£5 for 5 Miles'. Further information coming soon."

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