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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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Multaka Oxford Late Night Event

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road
Oxford, OX1 3PP
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"KAMA Oxford is very pleased to be collaborating with Multaka-Oxford for their ‘after-hours’ evening at the Pitt Rivers Museum, on Thursday 11 July from 6pm to 9pm. Hiba and Matti will be giving another of their popular ‘Introduction to Arabic’ classes, and there will also be music, poetry, tours and talks, a fashion show of traditional costumes, food and activities for children! Tickets are free, but please register so that we know numbers. Book your tickets now "

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Conversations with Refugees

July 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Reading Minster, Chain Steet
Reading, RG1 2HX
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"Reading Refugee Support Group celebrate 25 years of their work in the town with an afternoon of poetry, music and personal journeys, in conversation with BBC Radio 3 presenter Fiona Talkington. We are very lucky to be joined by Refugees who have all worked with Reading Refugee Support Group. They will be sharing their stories and an artefact from their country.Opening the event is At The Border, a short theatre piece reflects influences from the Iranian writer and poet Choman Hardi, French…

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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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August 2019

Reading Festival Salvage with Marlow Refugee Action

August 26 - August 27
Reading Festival, Richfield Avenue
Reading, RG1 8EQ
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Marlow Refugee Action writes: "For the first time this year we are gathering a group of volunteers to go and help the salvage efforts at Reading Festival. We will be meeting up with our friends HERTS FOR REFUGEES who are old hands at this and send regular van loads of items over to Calais. We would love you to come along and help, if you'd like to register your interest or to find out more please email Sally at sally.jcraig@btinternet.com…

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September 2019

University of Sanctuary conference

September 4 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
York St John University
£30 – £60

"We are delighted to announce the first annual University of Sanctuary national conference will take place at York St John University on September 4th. Register Here Academics, professional staff, students, sanctuary scholars and many others will gather to explore how Higher Education Institutions can do more to build a practice and a culture of welcome for people seeking sanctuary in the UK. Click here to see the flyer. There are currently 10 recognised Universities of Sanctuary in the UK with many more working…

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Open hearts and open doors – hosting talk and discussion

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
All Saints Marlow Church Hall, Causeway
Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 2AA
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"In 2015 at a Refugees Welcome demo, the crowd was asked, who would be willing to open up their home to a refugee or migrant in need ? The response was startling. Many people volunteered.  Since then Sanctuary Hosting have hosted 80 people in need across the Thames Valley, in the homes of members of the public with open hearts. We look forward to hearing from them about what hosting involves and how else we can support their work. We' ll…

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Conference: What is a “Church of Sanctuary”?

September 18 @ 11:00 am - September 19 @ 4:00 pm
Sarum College, 19 The Close
Salisbury, SP1 2EE
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£90 – £150

"What does it mean to be a ‘church of sanctuary’? This conference will explore the theology of sanctuary by looking at the biblical, historical, and ecclesiastical foundations of the practice of hospitality and provision of refuge. It will be of interest to church leaders, community groups, activists, and anyone else interested in exploring the theory and practice of sanctuary in the United Kingdom and Ireland in a Church context. The event is supported by Churches’ Refugee Network – Churches Together in…

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