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March 2019

Crochet with Souad – KAMA Oxford

March 11 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
Oxfordshire County Library, community room, Queen Street, Westgate
Oxford, OX1 1DJ
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"KAMA Oxford is a non-profit organisation enabling refugees and asylum seekers to teach their skills and share their passions with the community. Further KAMA crochet workshops with Souad will continue* on 25th February, 11th March and 25th March, 10.45 to 11.45am. All at Westgate Library: take the stairs up to the first floor; the community room is to your left. Look for the KAMA banner. Newcomers always welcome, and all abilities. Bring your own wool and a hook if you…

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Brightwell Supporting Refugees AGM

March 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St Agatha’s church room Brightwell-cum-Sotwell OX10 0RU, OX10 0RU United Kingdom + Google Map

"The BSR Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 14th March, in the Church Room at St Agatha's at 7.30pm.  Please join the trustees  to hear of progress made in 2018, the latest news of projects we have ongoing and new ones to which we hope to donate."

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Brightwell Supporting Refugees fundraiser – Author talk by Emily Dugan “Finding Home – Real Stories of Migrant Britain”

March 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stewart Village Hall, West End
Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, nr Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 0RT
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£5

"A talk by Emily Dugan (award-winning independent journalist who was brought up in Brightwell cum Sotwell) about her book ‘Finding Home’. “An honest, unflinching portrait of ordinary people, all immigrants to the United Kingdom, struggling with extraordinary obstacles to find somewhere to call home.’’ Emily is the daughter of David Dugan who gave a talk for us last year about the TV programme his film company made about the journey Captain Blythe was forced to make after the mutiny on…

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“Share the Journey” – Marlow Refugee Action participative walk

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
All Saints’ Church Marlow, The Causeway
Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 2AA
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£5

"On 16th March there will be a participative walk in solidarity with refugees and migrants, an opportunity to ‘Share the Journey’ and to raise money in sponsorship to support the work of Marlow Refugee Action – there will be walks of varying lengths to suit all ages and abilities and a section to be traveled by boat! Join the 4U Team on Saturday for a Lent Walk that will take you on a journey between all four churches within the…

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Odd Job Day & Car Wash in aid of refugees

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aylesbury Vineyard Church, The Vineyard Centre, Gatehouse Close
Aylesbury, HP19 8DN
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"Refugee Compassion are holding an Odd Job Day and Car Wash to raise money for refugees. Odd jobs will be carried out in the morning, then the Car Wash will run from 1pm to 4pm at the Vineyard Centre Odd jobs we can help with: Grass cutting Garden Clearing Dog Walking House Cleaning Preparing a family meal Washing/ironing English tutoring Food shopping Painting We currently have 20 one hour slots available for Saturday the 16th of March if you would…

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Crochet with Souad – KAMA Oxford

March 25 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
Oxfordshire County Library, community room, Queen Street, Westgate
Oxford, OX1 1DJ
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"KAMA Oxford is a non-profit organisation enabling refugees and asylum seekers to teach their skills and share their passions with the community. Further KAMA crochet workshops with Souad will continue* on 25th February, 11th March and 25th March, 10.45 to 11.45am. All at Westgate Library: take the stairs up to the first floor; the community room is to your left. Look for the KAMA banner. Newcomers always welcome, and all abilities. Bring your own wool and a hook if you…

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April 2019

Arabic language and culture introductory session by KAMA Oxford

April 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Oxfordshire County Library, community room, Queen Street, Westgate
Oxford, OX1 1DJ
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"KAMA Oxford is a non-profit organisation enabling refugees and asylum seekers to teach their skills and share their passions with the community. In this second introductory session run by Hiba and Matti participants will learn greetings and how to introduce themselves in Arabic, alongside sharing some Iraqi tea. This will be a similar class to the first they gave - so if you missed it, or if you came but haven't been honing your bingo skills, here's your chance! Please…

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Piano Recital: Far From the Home I Love

April 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Palmer Building GU10, Whitenights Campus, Reading University, Shinfield Road
Reading, RG6 6UA
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£12

"This year, international concert pianist and recording artist Margaret Fingerhut is embarking on a very special piano recital series, working with City of Sanctuary to raise money to support local City of Sanctuary groups. Reading City of Sanctuary and the University of Reading are excited and delighted to welcome Margaret to Reading. Margaret Fingerhut is regarded as one of the UK’s most distinguished pianists, and her career has taken her all over the world. Her many recordings have received worldwide…

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Theatre Production “Don’t Look Away” with Q&A afterwards

April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cornerstone, 25 Station Road
Didcot, OX11 7NE
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£12.50

"This is like throwing a punch at a tidal wave. It’s not going to make it stop or slow down. it’s just going to engulf you, and me. until there’s nothing left. 2015. A young man enters a community centre, covered in flour and looking for help. He finds Cath, a cleaner, who reluctantly lets him stay in her son’s room. A split-second decision which will change her life forever. Don’t Look Away is a powerful new production from Novae…

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Film premiere “The March of Hope”

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Theatre, 2 Spring Street
Chipping Norton, OX7 5NL
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£10

"UK Film Premiere of "The March of Hope" (Director: Jim Kroft) with live introduction from the filmmakers. A road movie on Human Rights... Two friends set out from Berlin in a little yellow van, hoping to learn first hand about the lives of refugees in Europe. During filming the "Refugee Crisis"would reach its apotheosis. A deeply personal and emotional documentary on the subject of human rights. Rather than becoming a film on refugees, it became a living document to the…

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May 2019

KAMA Oxford AGM & 1st birthday party

May 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
East Oxford Community Centre, Princes Street
Oxford, OX4 1DD United Kingdom
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"Celebrating one year since our first meeting, this event will involve some sharing of successes, ideas, food, capoeira... Everyone is welcome - whether you're interested in finding out more, taking part, are an old hand or would just like to have a party! If you are able to bring along an item of food from your country/region, it will add to the international flavour. The event, on 2nd May 2019, will be combined with our first annual general meeting (AGM),…

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Arabic language and culture

May 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
University College Oxford, OX1 4BH + Google Map

"KAMA Oxford enables refugees and asylum seekers to share their skills and passions with the wider community. We are very excited to be part of University College's Equality and Diversity Week, where Hiba and Matti will give their introduction to Arabic language and culture. Beginners are very welcome, and will learn some useful Arabic greetings, numbers and how to cope in a cafe! Tickets by Eventbrite"

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Flute and Harpsichord Recital in aid of Charlbury Refugee Action

May 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Charlbury Memorial Hall, Browns Lane
Charlbury, OX7 3QW United Kingdom
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£12

"The last of this season's ever popular CRAG tea concerts will feature a recital by the baroque flute and recorder player Rachel Beckett, accompanied by the harpsichord player Alastair Ross. The latter makes his third appearance at the CRAG tea concerts. The programme will include sonatas for flute or recorder and harpsichord by Handel and JS and CPE Bach, and preludes and fugues by Bach for harpsichord. Rachel Beckett is principal flute and recorder with Sir John Eliot Gardiner's English…

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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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£10

"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

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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