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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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June 2019

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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£5

"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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£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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Refugee Week: Weaving Networks of Support – an evening of solidarity with refugees and asylum seekers everywhere

June 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, New Inn Hall Street
Oxford, OX1 2DH United Kingdom
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"On World Refugee Day Asylum Welcome is delighted to invite you to our event: An evening of solidarity with refugees and asylum seekers everywhere. GUEST SPEAKERS INCLUDING: THE LORD MAYOR OF OXFORD. All Welcome - Free Entry. Thursday 20th June, 8pm Wesley Memorial Church New Inn Hall Street Oxford, OX1 2DH. Sudanese Musician - Ibrahim Elgediah, Jewish Choir - OxfordShir, Syrian Poet - Muradi Bakir. Refreshments Available. In the tradition of Refugee Week, we hope this will be a celebratory…

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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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Crochet with Souad – KAMA Oxford workshop

June 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Oxfordshire County Library, community room, Queen Street, Westgate
Oxford, OX1 1DJ
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"Souad returns for her next KAMA crochet sessions... All abilities welcome! Head up the main staircase, and the community space is to your left by the piano. Please bring a hook and some wool if you have them. Looking forward to seeing you there!" Starts at 10:45am

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Access to HE for young refugees and asylum seekers: training for practitioners

June 28 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
near Barbican tube station London, + Google Map
£60 – £70

"Come and learn how to support young people to reach university. Sign up here to attend. Our next training session will be on Friday 28th June, 12.30 - 3.30 (nearest tube station: Barbican) If you can't make this session, register your interest here for our next training session and we'll let you know when we've set some new dates. This three hour training session costs £70 per participant, or £60 for those from voluntary sector agencies. RSN’s access to higher education (HE) training…

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July 2019

Crochet with Souad – KAMA Oxford workshop

July 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Oxfordshire County Library, community room, Queen Street, Westgate
Oxford, OX1 1DJ
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"Souad returns for her next KAMA crochet sessions... All abilities welcome! Head up the main staircase, and the community space is to your left by the piano. Please bring a hook and some wool if you have them. Looking forward to seeing you there!" Starts at 10:45am

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Crochet with Souad – KAMA Oxford workshop

July 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Oxfordshire County Library, community room, Queen Street, Westgate
Oxford, OX1 1DJ
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"Souad returns for her next KAMA crochet sessions... All abilities welcome! Head up the main staircase, and the community space is to your left by the piano. Please bring a hook and some wool if you have them. Looking forward to seeing you there!" Starts at 10:45am

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October 2019

Responding to the changing landscape for refugees

October 5 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, New Inn Hall Street
Oxford, OX1 2DH United Kingdom
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5 October 2019 Programme 09:30 Registration and refreshments 10:00 Panel and Questions: Perspectives on how the national landscape has changed recently and continues to change Clara della Croce, Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS, and Associate Lecturer and Knowledge Exchange Fellow at Oxford Brookes University School of Law Kathy Voss, Campaigns Manager, Refugee Council Politician (invited) 11:15 Break – refreshments available 11:45 Panel and Questions: Perspectives on the local response to the changing landscape Hadi al Nuri, Syrian Community Association Naomi…

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