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December 2018

Communications event for groups supporting refugees

December 12, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Bradbury Room, Wesley Memorial Church, New Inn Hall Street
Oxford, OX1 2DH
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Would your local refugee group or organisation like to do some joint thinking about strategic communications, both among ourselves and externally? Then please join us on Wednesday 12th December, 9.30am – 12.30pm, at Wesley Memorial Church, Oxford for a session led by media consultant Jillian Moody. Jillian ran the two communications workshops at our “Partnerships of Hope” conference in April and offered to facilitate this follow-up event in response to participants’ feedback.  There is also the option to bring your…

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Slough Refugee Support Christmas Party

December 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Chalvey Community Centre, The Green
Slough, SL1 2SP
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"Come along to our annual Client Christmas Party, taking place this year at the Chalvey Community Centre. Join us for good food, music, a guest speaker and lots of fun!"

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January 2019

Sanctuary Hosting new host & volunteer training morning

January 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Oxford

"Sanctuary Hosting is a registered UK charity that provides shelter to homeless vulnerable migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, many of whom are destitute. We work across the Thames Valley to match guests to generous people who have a spare room to accommodate them temporarily. We will be running a training session on the morning of Saturday 12th January in Oxford. This is aimed at new hosts and support volunteers but will be interesting for anyone who thinks they could do with a refresher. Please…

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Seminar – Transnationalism, return visits, home and belonging: second generation from refugee backgrounds

January 16 @ 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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Professor Alice Bloch (University of Manchester) "This paper explores the role and significance of different types of transnational engagement – social, cultural, political and economic – in the lives of second generation from refugee backgrounds. Drawing on in-depth interviews with the British born adult children of refugees from Tamil, Kurdish and Vietnamese backgrounds the paper will examine the transnational activities of second generation, the ways in which they differ from their parents and how their refugee histories may have shaped transnational engagement including complex experiences and feelings during return visits. The paper highlights both the…

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Exodus: Our Journey to Europe

January 17 @ 5:00 am - 6:30 pm
Manor Road Building, Manor Road
Oxford, OX1 3UQ
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"A joint event hosted by the Extra Legal Governance Institute (EXLEGI), Department of Sociology and Refugee Studies Centre Acclaimed documentary film maker James Bluemel will show clips from and talk about his BAFTA winning BBC and PBS documentary series Exodus: Our Journey to Europe. The production team gave cameraphones to people attempting to reach Europe, escaping war, poverty or persecution. They filmed where regular film crews could not go: on the inflatable dinghies crossing from Turkey to Greece, in the back of lorries entering the Eurotunnel,…

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What now for climate justice?

January 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
North Oxford Association, Diamond Place
Oxford, OX2 7DP United Kingdom
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What did the recent UN climate talks accomplish? What still needs to be done? What is the UK's role in promoting climate justice locally and globally? The FairPlay network's climate justice campaign invites you to an event featuring talks by Layla Moran MP — Oxford West & Abingdon - because of obligations resulting from the current political situation, Layla Moran is unable to make this event. She will be replaced by Neil Fawcett, her chief of staff. Professor Myles Allen — Head…

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Crochet with Souad and Waed, by KAMA Oxford

January 21 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
Pitt Rivers Museum, Robinson Close door (South door)
Oxford, OX1 3PP
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"Souad and Waed are going to demonstrate how easy and quick it can be to create a stylish shawl for the winter, using simple crochet techniques. Crocheters of all levels will be welcome, and should bring a medium-sized crochet hook and some wool if they would like to, but we can supply extra. To sign up for this event, please visit our eventbrite page. To access the event, please come to the Robinson Close door (South Door) of Pitt Rivers. If…

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Seminar – Refugees and the UK labour market

January 23 @ 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 Carlos Vargas-Silva and Dr Isabel Ruiz (University of Oxford) "This seminar will present the findings from the Economic Integration of Refugees in the UK (ECONREF) project. The project compares the labour market outcomes of refugees in the UK (e.g. employment rates, hours worked, weekly earnings, hourly salary) to the outcomes of those who migrated for other reasons (i.e. employment, family re-union, study) and the UK-born. Using restricted access labour market data for 2007-1018, the analysis reveals key differences between…

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CCOW Prayer Event

January 26 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
St Clement’s Church, Marston Road
Oxford, OX4 1FN
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CCOW would like to offer you this opportunity to take time out from the everyday bustle and reflect on the situation of refugees and our response as Christians. We hope that Christians from different traditions and with different experiences will join us. Opening and closing prayers, reflections, prayer stations, simple shared lunch. All welcome, whether you have experience of being a refugee or of walking alongside or you simply have a concern for refugees. To register, email joanna@ccow.org.uk   A CCOW featured…

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Building inclusive cities: emerging learning from a knowledge exchange with UK cities

January 30 @ 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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Jacqueline Broadhead (University of Oxford) About the seminar "Cities are increasingly at the forefront of innovation in relation to the reception and integration of newcomers - as the places with the highest proportions of newcomers and therefore as those most likely to feel the effects of any failures of integration. In the UK, this has been supplemented by an increasing devolution agenda sitting alongside the lack of a national integration policy framework acting as a driver for local government to…

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February 2019

Seminar – From pledges to implementation: exploring local government responses for urban refugees in Ethiopia

February 6 @ 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 Annabel Mwangi (UNHCR Ethiopia) "Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, with over 930,000 refugees, the majority from South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea and Sudan. Most are located in Tigray Regional State and the four Emerging Regions of Ethiopia (Afar, Benishangul-Gumuz, Gambella, and the Somali Regional State), which are the least developed states in the country. In 2016, the Ethiopian government made Nine Pledges to comprehensively respond to refugee needs in the country. These nine pledges…

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Sanctuary Hosting training (modern slavery and human trafficking) for hosts

February 9
St. Andrew’s Church, Linton Road
Oxford, OX2 6UG
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Please note the new venue of this event: St. Andrew's Church, north Oxford Sanctuary Hosting is an award-winning local charity which helps people host a homeless asylum seeker, refugee or vulnerable migrant rent-free in their spare room for an agreed period of time. Hosts can share not only their home but also social and cultural experiences and are supported throughout by a volunteer support worker. "On Saturday 9th February you are invited to a morning’s training at St. Andrew's Church, Oxford,…

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National Justice and Peace Network – Open Networking Day

February 9 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
CAFOD, Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road
London, SE1 7JB United Kingdom
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A chance to meet up with other people interested in pursuing justice and peace ... and to say thank you to the retiring administrator of the network. For further details contact: NJPN Administrator, Tel: 020 7901 4864 Email: admin@justice-and-peace.org.uk

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Crochet with Souad – by KAMA Oxford

February 11 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Oxfordshire County Library, community room, Queen Street, Westgate
Oxford, OX1 1DJ
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"Following the success of her first crochet session, Souad returns for the next stage in making a stylish shawl. Everyone is welcome - it doesn't matter if you missed the first session! Please bring a medium-sized crochet hook and some wool if you have them, but we can supply extra." Free, but please register on Eventbrite."

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Connections: Global Inequality, The British Empire and Brexit

February 12 @ 7:30 pm
Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1BX United Kingdom
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"Danny Dorling is a leading academic in his field of social geography. He is the Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography and the Environment of the University of Oxford. His work concerns issues of housing, health, employment, education, wealth and poverty. His recent books include co-authored texts, The Atlas of the Real World: Mapping the way we live and Bankrupt Britain: An Atlas of Social Change."   A CCOW featured event

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Fossil Fuel Divestment for a Zero Carbon Future: Conference for Religious

February 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mount Street Jesuite Centre, 114 Mount Street
London, W1K 3AH United Kingdom
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"More than 1,000 organisations around the world including the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference, Caritas Internationalis, the Passionists in England & Wales, the Columban Missionaries and the Franciscan Sisters of Mary in the USA have taken the step of divesting (disinvesting) from fossil fuel companies in response to the global threat of climate change. Join us for a conference for religious to find out more about how Catholic institutions are responding to the urgent call on climate change launched by Pope…

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Wheatley: How can we as a village support Asylum Seekers and Refugees?

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Merry Bells Village Hall Wheatley, Oxfordshire OX33 1XP + Google Map

"Over  a year ago there was a meeting at the URC at which Asylum Welcome and Sanctuary Hosting told us about their work with Asylum Seekers and Refugees in and around Oxford. Since then we have met to discuss ways in which we can support this vulnerable group of people. Ideas have ranged from financial support through to helping with language and giving advice. Please come to the meeting to discuss ways in which we can help as a village.…

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Middle Eastern cookery – St Hilda’s Feminist Festival, by KAMA Oxford

February 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
East Oxford Community Centre, Princes Street
Oxford, OX4 1DD United Kingdom
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"Five cooks from across the Middle East will demonstrate some more mouth-watering (and student-accommodation-friendly) dishes, and afterwards you'll have time to to taste them all! This event is free* and available for 25 participants on a first-come, first-served basis! Please arrive on time to secure your place. *We would appreciate a donation to cover food costs, teacher expenses and venue hire from those who are able." Register on Eventbrite.

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Harpsichord concert in aid of Charlbury Refugee Action

February 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Memorial Hall, Charlbury, Browns Lane
Charlbury, Oxfordshire OX7 3QW United Kingdom
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£12

"Sun 17 Feb: Tea Concert: Bach, Goldberg Variations Alastair Ross (harpsichord) In the Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 3pm (doors open at 2.30), followed by free tea and cake. A tribute concert in memory of Maurice Cochrane and Roger Pensom. PLEASE NOTE. New arrangements for seating. Doors open at 2.30 and it's first come, first seated. Seats will be reserved for season ticket holders only. Alastair Ross was a chorister at Christ Church, and an organ scholar at New College, Oxford,…

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The Lee Lecture: From Baghdad to Brexit

February 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Old Library, All Souls College Oxford, OX1 4AL + Google Map

"Dr Emma Sky (Yale) will explore how the Iraq War and Arab Spring led to ISIS and the Syrian Civil War, which created a refugee crisis in Europe and contributed to the rise of populism in the West." Register here. Please contact Irini, the Events Manager, if you have any further queries. T: 01865 611919 E: events@all-souls.ox.ac.uk

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