Taking place at 1pm in CE.225 (second floor, Creative Edge)
The session, led by grass roots organisations working with and for people who have experienced immigration detention in the UK, will include presentations from: a) Dr Vicky Canning from the University of Bristol; b) Samuel Farmery and other members of Migrant Artists Mutual Aid; c) Lauren Cape-Davenhill from Right to Remain / These Walls Must Fall.
Women refugees can be especially vulnerable. Marking Women’s Day, fundraising, education and dance events are taking place to support work for displaced women.
Today, UN High Commission for Refugees are fundraising to support more projects like the ‘Women’s Committee of the Future’. Based in Turkey, where over 3 million Syrian refugees were living in 2016, the Urban Refugee Women’s Network, with UNHCR support, developed a support group for women coming together over tea. Continue reading →
Action for Refugees supports the Migration Working Group North-West, led by Edge Hill academic Dr Zana Vathi. Members of AfR are affiliated to this new group, which brings together academics and activists across the region working in, or researching migration in the North-West. Affiliated members beyond Edge Hill include arts, health and housing organisations based in the region.