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Refugee Week: You, me and those who came before. Exhibition and Morning Tea

When Jun 22, 2019
from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Basement Room B4, Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Ave Cambridge CB3 9DA
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Join us for a Morning tea with a difference.  Tickets are free and are available via Eventbrite

The theme of Refugee Week 2019, ‘You, me and those who came before’, is an invitation to explore the lives of refugees – and those who have welcomed them – throughout the generations.

Join us on the 22nd June 2019 as we hope to bring together the old and the young, those who have been here for decades and those who have just arrived – and find out what we can learn from those who sought safety in Britain and those who welcomed them. Come and share your story and hear from others.

A highlight of this event is a week long digital art exhibition by Assyrian and Yazidi artists showing works about the suffering of their peoples in Iraq and Syria during the recent wars and after the genocide committed ISIS against their peoples in 2014. Dr Naures Atto at the University of Cambridge (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies) has been researching the fate and migration experiences of these two groups as vulnerable groups in the Middle East within her research project RESPOND: Multi-level Governance in Europe and Beyond (https://www.ames.cam.ac.uk/people/dr-naures-atto The digital art exhibition during Refugee Week, 17th - 21st June in the Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Ave, Cambridge CB3 9DA. Drop in to view it anytime between 9am-5pm.

We will also showcase some of the many research projects relating to migration, human movement and mobility taking place within the University of Cambridge.

We hope that you can join us. Please contact us here if you have any questions or if you would like to showcase your organisation during our morning tea.

Organised inconjunction with RESPOND: Dr Naures Atto at the University of Cambridge (Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies) has been researching the fate and migration experiences of Assyrian and Yazidi groups in the Middle East within her research project RESPOND: Multi-level Governance in Europe and Beyond.

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