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April 2019

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

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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