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March 2020

Fundraising Quiz Night for Marlow Refugee Action

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Pauls Church Hall, Wooburn Green
High Wycombe, Bucks HP10 0PW
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£12

"Are quizzes your thing? We have a Fundraising Quiz Night on Friday 20th March, gather a team and come join us for a fun evening accompanied by a fish & chip supper. Tickets are available to purchase here https://ti.to/marlow-refugee-action/quiz-night-march-2020 Come to our exciting quiz night, for a chip shop supper, wine and soft drinks, all for a great cause. Marlow Refugee Action is a community group in Marlow and the surrounding areas that provide support for displaced people in the…

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Imad’s Syrian Kitchen Falafel Evening, in support of Wycombe Refugee Partnership

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
All Saints Church, Castle Street
High Wycombe, Bucks HP13 6RF
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£10

"Imad and his family were one of the first families resettled by Wycombe Refugee Partnership, nearly four years ago. Since then, they have gone from strength to strength! Oh - and Imad is a fabulous cook! Why not bring a group of friends to enjoy the evening? To book tickets and for more information email: administrator@wycombe-refugees.org"

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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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The Personal Journey of a Young Female stateless refugee Basma Eldoukhi

March 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Glass Tank, Abercrombie Buliding, Oxford Brookes University
Oxford, OX3 0BP
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Part of the Oxford Human Rights Festival "It really matters.  The personal Journey of a young female stateles refugee that made her way to the UK to study and live after getting a prestigious Chevening scholarship.  Basma will reflect on her life and work in supporting refugees and how this had changed her perspectives. She will accompany us through her story of resilience." Book on Eventbrite. "Here is my bio : I am currently a Master student of Development and…

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Churches Welcoming Refugees day – Sheffield

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Jubilee Centre, Wilson Road
Sheffield, S11 8RN
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Free – £20

"Join us in Sheffield for Churches Welcoming Refugees on 28th March. We will have a particular focus on working with refugees who have experienced trauma in their lives and integrating refugees in UK churches. This day is for any church working with refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. Our Churches Welcoming Refugees days are going from strength to strength. They were a great resource and training for 47 churches in 2019 and we know that many more are going to…

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Brightwell Bistro in aid of Brightwell Supporting Refugees

March 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jubilee Pavilion, Mackney Lane
Brightwell cum Sotwell, OX10 0SQ
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£37.50

"Brightwell Bistro is back again - for one night only! A French gourmet dinner cooked by Caroline Oakley,  matched by lovely wines specially chosen,  and with French cafe music. Numbers are limited so reserve your places now by emailing  brightwellrefugees@gmail.com   £37.50 or £75 for two - all in aid of Brightwell Supporting Refugees.  "

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April 2020

virtual Easter Tea Party

April 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online – in your own home
£5

" Can't #washhands if you share the tap with 1300 people. Can't #SeeADoctore if you have little or no access to healthcare. But we can help. We are planning a fundraising virtual Tea Party on Easter Sunday. And the cakes will taste great! (Because they are your favourites!) And you will have fun. Promise! We are inviting you, your family and friends to come together for a CRAG ‘tea and cake party’ and share a virtual tea together. In this strange time of…

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May 2020

Reset’s Community Sponsorship Training (online) – Part 1: Planning your Support

May 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Online – in your own home

"In order to be approved as a Community Sponsorship Group by the Home Office, you are required to attend training provided by Reset that will prepare you for working with resettled refugees. We’ve recently made some changes to our training and have split it into two parts in order to provide Community Sponsorship Groups with the support they need when they need it. This is based on the feedback Groups have been given us over the past two years, we know there’s…

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Public Seminar – Global agenda setting, from the bottom up: the Global Refugee-Led Network (GRN)

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Online – in your own home

"RSC Public Seminar Series #BYREFUGEES : Strengthening refugee-led humanitarian response during the COVID-19 pandemic This seminar series focuses on refugee-led assistance and protection in the context of Covid-19. It features panels of individuals whose work is shaping how we understand and support refugee-led responses during crisis. Their accomplishments – whether as practitioners, policy influencers, funders, or community responders – challenge conventional top-down approaches to humanitarian assistance. These approaches are increasingly important in the current context, in which traditional humanitarian capacity…

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Marlow 5 Run – fundraise for Marlow Refugee Action – EVENT CANCELLED

May 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Higginson Park Marlow, Bucks + Google Map

"Join the MRA team and help us to fundriase '£5 for 5 Miles'. You can sign-up on line at https://handycrossrunners.co.uk/HXR/marlow-5/ and name us as your team Marlow Refugee Action Group. Let us know you are running and we will let you know about t-shirts and sponsorship info@marlowrefugeeaction.org.uk"

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Public Seminar – Without recognition, without assistance: Refugee-led responses in urban contexts

May 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Online – in your own home

"SEMINAR 2 Without recognition, without assistance: Refugee-led responses in urban contexts Bahati Ghislain – Executive Director, Kintsugi (Nairobi) Robert Hakiza – Executive Director, Young African Refugees for Integral Development (Kampala) Janemary Ruhundwa – Executive Director, Dignity Kwanza (Dar es Salaam) RSC Public Seminar Series #BYREFUGEES : Strengthening refugee-led humanitarian response during the COVID-19 pandemic This seminar series focuses on refugee-led assistance and protection in the context of Covid-19. It features panels of individuals whose work is shaping how we understand and support refugee-led responses…

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Zoom session 2: How to get involved in Refugee Week 2020

May 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Refugee Week 2020 kicks off on 15 June, with the theme of 'Imagine'. Join us on Zoom to learn how you can take part. About this Event *Second date added due to popular demand!*Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and asylum seekers. In light of restrictions following the Covid-19 outbreak, Refugee Week 2020 will take place online, 15-21 June. We will also support in-person Refugee Week events that are postponed to a later…

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Online training for church refugee workers – Communicating across cultures during Coronavirus

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Over the next few months, we are delivering free, online training sessions to equip your church as you serve refugees through the coronavirus pandemic. These sessions are available to all church members who are in contact with refugees and asylum seekers, helping you to think through some of the key issues facing us at this time. Click here to sign up today. The Welcome Churches team will be in touch with the details of the call. All our training will be…

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Zoom meeting for churches working with refugees and asylum seekers

May 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Online – in your own home

"Jubilee+ Zoom: Refugees and Asylum Seekers Join in with one of the two calls taking place today. The Jubilee+ Refugees Network will help us to understand the issues faced during lockdown and how we can support refugees and asylum seekers during this time. The first call takes place at 2:30pm-3.15pm and it will be repeated again at 3:30-4:15pm. Tickets are limited to 20 for each call to enable everyone taking part time to contribute and ask questions. Follow this link…

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Public Seminar – New partnerships: How international organisations can support refugee-led organisations

May 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Online – in your own home

"SEMINAR 3 New partnerships: How international organisations can support refugee-led organisations Dana Al Anzy – Partnership Associate, Civil Society and NGO Division, UNHCR (Geneva) Edmund Page – CEO, Xavier Project (Kenya & Uganda) Additional speaker TBC RSC Public Seminar Series #BYREFUGEES : Strengthening refugee-led humanitarian response during the COVID-19 pandemic This seminar series focuses on refugee-led assistance and protection in the context of Covid-19. It features panels of individuals whose work is shaping how we understand and support refugee-led responses during crisis.…

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Reset’s Community Sponsorship Training (online) – Part 1: Planning your Support

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online – in your own home

"In order to be approved as a Community Sponsorship Group by the Home Office, you are required to attend training provided by Reset that will prepare you for working with resettled refugees. We’ve recently made some changes to our training and have split it into two parts in order to provide Community Sponsorship Groups with the support they need when they need it. This is based on the feedback Groups have been given us over the past two years, we know there’s…

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Public Seminar – Rapid response to funding gaps: Philanthropic support for refugee-led initiatives

May 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Online – in your own home

"SEMINAR 4 Rapid response to funding gaps: Philanthropic support for refugee-led initiatives Anna Crowley – International Migration Initiative, Open Society Foundation (London) Annemieke de Jong – Refugee Livelihoods Programme, IKEA Foundation (Leiden) Mingo Heiduk – DEMAC Initiative (Diaspora Emergency Action and Coordination), Danish Refugee Council (Copenhagen) RSC Public Seminar Series #BYREFUGEES : Strengthening refugee-led humanitarian response during the COVID-19 pandemic Refugee-led organisations are chronically underfunded. Although their humanitarian activities are understood to be more cost-effective than a majority of other actors', RLOs receive a…

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Arabic with Muradi

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Muradi continues her sessions on Modern Standard Arabic for beginners, or near-beginners, online! This is a series of weekly Arabic lessons, including some writing practice. We would like to plan sessions based on your requirements, so please get in touch to let us know what you'd like to gain from these sessions, other than engaging lessons from KAMA Oxford's first Syrian poet! If you are new to the classes, please let us know you're coming so that we can tell…

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Oxford Migration Conference 2020 – Online

May 29
Online – in your own home

"Reimagining Migration Narratives The Oxford Migration Conference 2020, hosted by the Oxford Migration Studies Society in collaboration with Routed Magazine, is going digital this year. ​All conference presentations will be available from 29 May on this page. We will be having digital panels for Q&A. These will take place during the week of June 1st - 5th.​ Stay tuned to this website and OMSS and Routed social media for updates on the conference programme and live events. ​About Reimagining Migration Narratives ​The Oxford Migration Conference 2020 will focus…

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The Great Village Date Hunt! – Brightwell Supporting Refugees fundraiser

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Brightwell-cum-Sotwell village Oxfordshire United Kingdom + Google Map
£5 – £10

"Exercise your brain and body! Cost: Family£10/Individual £5 In aid of Brightwell Supporting Refugees To enter bring a pencil! Register between 10 & 11am OR 2 & 3pm at the Village Square (Church Lane) or by the Phone Box Gallery (opposite the Red Lion) Please maintain social distancing throughout More details on Facebook or contact  brightwellrefugees@gmail.com"

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