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June 2020

Refugee Sunday 2020 – ‘Starting Again’

June 14
Your church, online

"World Refugee Sunday is on 14th June, at the start of Refugee Week. As we start to think about life after lockdown, refugees have a lot to teach us. This Refugee Sunday, we invite your church to learn from refugees about what it means to ‘start again’. Sign up to receive a short video and bible study notes from Welcome Churches helping you to reflect individually, in groups, or as part of an online service. Resources will be sent out…

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Refugee Week: Moving Worlds film screenings & discussions

June 15 @ 8:00 am - June 21 @ 11:30 pm
Online – in your own home

"A special of selection of features and short films, with post-screening discussion resources, available to watch at home for Refugee Week 2020. Join us for a series of online 'post-screening' discussions during the week, starting with a Q&A with 'For Sama' director Waad Al-Kateab on Monday 15 June, hosted IOM and Action for Sama (open for booking soon). Visit movingworlds.info to see the programme and access the films. Moving Worlds is curated and programmed by Nelli Stavropoulou for Counterpoints Arts."

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Refugee Week 2020 – 6 Ways to Get Involved

June 15 @ 8:00 am - June 21 @ 11:30 pm
Online – in your own home

"Refugee Week 2020 kicks off on 15 June – join us! Refugee Week is an annual festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. Its first ever virtual edition is an invitation to connect across borders and distance, and, together, imagine a different world. Here are six ways you can get involved: 1. Do a Simple Act Simple Acts are everyday actions we can all do to stand with refugees and make new connections in our communities. For Refugee Week 2020 we’re…

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Public Seminar – Affecting change from within: Refugees in international humanitarian organisations

June 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Online – in your own home

"SEMINAR 6 Affecting change from within: Refugees in international humanitarian organisations Joelle Hangi  – Intern, Innovation Service, UNHCR Regional Bureau in the East, Horn, and Great Lakes Regions of Africa (Nairobi) Bahati Ernestine Hategekimana – Youth Activities Coordinator, Community Based Protection Unit, UNHCR Kenya Country Office (Nairobi) Foni Joyce – Co-Chair, UNHCR Global Youth Advisory Council (Nairobi) 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…

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Online film screening “For Sama” with Q&A discussion

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Online – in your own home
£8.14

"To mark Refugee Week, we're holding an online screening of the BAFTA Award-winning For Sama, followed by an online Q&A with a panel of special guests. We can't hold our popular Refugee Week film event as normal because of COVID-19, but we're incredibly pleased to present this online alternative that will raise money for Refugees living in Berkshire. This event is in partnership with Reading Film Theatre & Action For Sama. Tickets: forsamarrsg.eventbrite.co.uk "

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Online Training For Church Refugee Workers – Covid-19 – what has changed for refugees and our church?

June 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…

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Imagine Oxfordshire with Refugee Resource

June 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Join us as we share insights, poetry & stories from our staff, volunteers, clients and supporters about refugee experiences in Oxfordshire Join us as we share insights from our staff, volunteers, clients and supporters about refugee experiences in Oxfordshire and share creative submissions related to this year’s theme of ‘imagine’ - expect insights, stories and poetry! We welcome attendees to listen in, learn something new and feel inspired. Topics and contributors include: 'Journey of a Refugee', presented by Sushila Dhall,…

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National Refugee Prayer Hour

June 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"You are invited to join the first ever National Refugee Prayer Hour on World Refugee Day. Join with Christians from across the UK from 11am-12noon to pray with refugees. Leaders from different Christian refugee organisations will lead us in praying through the issues faced by refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and for the UK Church’s response. Register today in order to receive the Zoom link beforehand. Please invite others you know to register as well. (Please don't share…

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The Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture – Mobility and immobility in the time of coronavirus: reflections from long-term study of migration and displacement

June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online – in your own home

"Mobility and immobility in the time of coronavirus: reflections from long-term study of migration and displacement Professor Laura Hammond (SOAS University of London) Zoom Webinar In 2020, the world has gone into lockdown. As the COVID-19 virus spreads to virtually every community around the globe, more than a quarter of its citizens are living under some form of restricted movement. For migrants, refugees, and others for whom mobility is an essential, even a life-saving act, these restrictions pose particular risks.…

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Webinar – Become a Community Sponsor and Welcome a Stranger: Apply Now to Resettle a Refugee Family in 2021

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Five years ago, Citizens UK and members and supporters responded to the refugee crisis in Syria. Our team from Sponsor Refugees want to invite you to an important webinar to discuss what next. Join by registering here. 20,000 people have found new homes in the UK through the resettlement programme, but our work is not done! Although the refugee crisis no longer dominates the headlines, the numbers of people who are displaced is at a record high. Far too many…

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Welcome to Britain book launch with Colin Yeo and Satbir Singh

June 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Colin Yeo will be talking to Satbir Singh from JCWI about Colin's new book, Welcome to Britain: Fixing Our Broken Immigration System Welcome to Britain: Fixing Our Broken Immigration System goes behind the scenes of the United Kingdom's dysfunctional immigration system to look at the history of immigration since the Second World War, the accidental setting of the disastrous net migration target and the creation of the "hostile environment" system of citizen-on-citizen immigration checks. Colin Yeo explains how the Windrush scandal…

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July 2020

17th IMISCOE Annual Conference

July 1 @ 8:00 am - July 2 @ 5:00 pm
Online – in your own home
€100

"The 2020 IMISCOE annual conference is going online! Europe’s largest research network of migration and integration scholars and practitioners is coming together for its first online annual conference. Resilient as our community is, we now more than ever appreciate the value of coming together, as well as the opportunity to develop further and take this step. As always, the conference aims to support the exchange of ideas and knowledge amongst its members, giving them opportunities to present papers and get feedback, have…

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CTBI Webinar: Asylum and refugee issues in Britain and Ireland

July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"How has the COVID-19 crisis impacted the lives of refugees and people seeking asylum in Britain and Ireland? Join us for this one-hour webinar, 7-8pm on 1 July 2020, in which we will hear from some of the keenest minds in Scotland, Wales, Ireland and England as we explore this most important issue. With us to discuss this matter are: Emma Wilson – advice worker at St Rollox Church of Scotland Community Outreach Project. Anne Hubbard – Manager, Wales Strategic Migration Partnership…

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Hamed Amiri in conversation with Refugees at Home and Refugee Support Network

July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Join Hamed Amiri, author of The Boy With Two Hearts as he talks to Areej Osman and the Refugee Support Network. This will be a 45-minute event where you can find out about Hamed's recently published book as well as join him in conversation with Areej Osman and the Refugee Support Network UK. Zoom Meeting ID will be sent in advance, so be sure to sign up via EventBrite. SIGNED copies of The Boy With Two Hearts will be available…

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Training: Trauma-awareness in refugees

July 7 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Trauma training series Get equipped to support refugees in your community who have experienced trauma this July. You can join in with all three sessions, or just choose one or two. All sessions are being run twice - in the day time and the evening. We hope you will be able to find a time to suit you! Trauma-awareness in refugees: Tuesday 7th July: 1-2pm, Thursday 9th July: 7-8pm Many of the people we meet in our church refugee work…

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Training – Boundaries & Good Practice (Part 1)

July 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"This course is intended for staff and volunteers from our partner organisations who do not wish to become immigration advisers or register with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner.  This course is held on two half days.  Part 1 looks at what is and what is not immigration advice, so that you can do as much as possible without crossing that boundary.  Part 2 tells you how you can support clients to access immigration advice and what you can…

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Webinar-The Hostile Environment: Distrust, Discrimination and Deprivation

July 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online – in your own home

"This one-hour webinar, 7:30-8:30pm on 7 July 2020, is hosted by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) and the Baptist Union of Great Britain. This discussion will explore how the policy of the Hostile Environment created distrust and increased discrimination and deprivation among those with an unsecure immigration status in this country. This is the second of five webinars focusing on racial justice in Britain and Ireland. Moderator Eleasah Phoenix Louis is a PhD candidate at Canterbury Christ Church University and founder/…

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Supporting Distressed Clients:Refugee Resource’s Training Webinar for Frontline Staff and Volunteers

July 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Online – in your own home

"Refugee Resource is hosting an online webinar to enhance knowledge, skills and abilities required to support distressed refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants. To find out more, please see the attached event information sheet. ​ For more information and to enrol via email, please contact Rod Diaz at roddiaz@refugeeresource.org or call 07946 565836"

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Training – Boundaries & Good Practice (Part 2)

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"This course is intended for staff and volunteers from our partner organisations who do not wish to become immigration advisers or register with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner.  This course is held on two half days.  Part 1 looks at what is and what is not immigration advice, so that you can do as much as possible without crossing that boundary.  Part 2 tells you how you can support clients to access immigration advice and what you can…

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Training: Trauma-awareness in refugees

July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Trauma training series Get equipped to support refugees in your community who have experienced trauma this July. You can join in with all three sessions, or just choose one or two. All sessions are being run twice - in the day time and the evening. We hope you will be able to find a time to suit you! Trauma-awareness in refugees: Tuesday 7th July: 1-2pm, Thursday 9th July: 7-8pm Many of the people we meet in our church refugee work…

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