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co-ordinated by the Refugee Hub

Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement 

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June 20 is the World Refugee Day designated by the United Nations to celebrate the strength and courage of refugees around the globe. 

Under this year’s theme “Whoever. Wherever. Whenever. Everyone has the right to seek safety”, the Refugee Hub of the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement Cambridge Refugee Week includes panels, films and poetry workshops, with contributions by:​​​​​

  • Suketu Mehta, New York-based professor, reputed author of several books including “This Land is our Land. An Immigrant’s Manifesto” and Pulitzer Prize finalist
  • Mohammed Haqmal, former Chief of Public Health in Afghanistan who was awarded National Public Health Hero 2019
  • Mike Levy, Cambridge-based scholar and author of a book on child refugees “Getting the Children Out! Unsung heroes of the Kindertransport”.
  • Bizhan Neromand, British-Afghan Actor and Film Director, playing the starring role in 'Salam London'

Interested in hosting a refugee family and want to speak to other hosts and learn more about the process, please contact us at refugees@humanmovement.cam.ac.uk.

 

Refugee Week line-up:

Saturday, June 18, 2022 - July 11, 2022: 

Applying to UK universities: English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

For refugees only. Hosted by the Refugee Hub of the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement

 

Saturday, June 18, 2022, 16.00-18.00: Meet & Greet 

Social at The Orator, Round Church Street - welcome to all who are interested in refugee rights, hosting refugees, and refugees themselves, of course! No registration necessary, just come by.

Hosted by the Refugee Hub of the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement

 

Monday, June 20, 2022, 16:00-17.30: Crossing the Oceans: Memories, Manifestos and Migrations

In person: Sidgwick Hall, Newnham College

By zoom: Please register to join this discussion virtually by sending an email to Dr Jenny Mander (jsm15@cam.ac.uk) or Dr Katharina Bothe (bothe@dsm.museum

This event will bring together international experts to discuss historic and current dimensions and experiences of forced migration and refugee movements caused by political and economic challenges, conflicts and crisis. 

 The speakers include: 

  • Suketu Mehta, New York-based professor, reputed author of several books including “This Land is our Land. An Immigrant’s Manifesto” and Pulitzer Prize finalist
  • Mohammed Haqmal, Afghan refugee and former Chief of Public Health in Afghanistan who was awarded National Public Health Hero 2019
  • Mike Levy, Cambridge-based scholar and author of a book on child refugees “Getting the Children Out! Unsung heroes of the Kindertransport”.

Co-hosted by the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement, by the German Maritime Museum, the Leibniz Institute for Maritime History.

 

Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 13.00-15.00: What does the Ukraine crisis tell us about the ethics of refugee policies?

Online roundtable 

This online round table is a collaborative endeavour between multiple institutions across the Euro-Mediterranean region marking together Refugee Week. We seek to stimulate a conversation that reflects critically on the challenges of responding fairly and ethically to population movements caused by wars and calamities. Starting by addressing the ongoing influxes of refugees from Ukraine into European countries, the discussion will then offer an overview of the responses and of the motives provided by different state and non state actors across Europe both to current and to past refugee and immigrant influxes. We aim to allow plenty of time for Q&A to have a fruitful conversation with each other and with the audience.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Vsevolod Samokhvalov (Vrije Universiteit Brussel),
  • Dr Konrad Pędziwiatr (Cracow University),
  • Dr Vlado Kmec (Von Hügel Institute, Cambridge),
  • Dr Elif Çetin (Yaşar University and Von Hügel Institute),
  • Dr Alexandria Innes (City, University of London),
  • Dr Sara Silvestri (City, University of London)

Please register here: https://www.city.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/2022/june/what-does-the-ukraine-crisis-tell-us-about-the-ethics-of-refugee-policies

Co-hosted by the City University of London, von Hugel Institute, Yasar University and the Refugee Hub of the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement

 

 

Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 16.00-20.00 Afghan Voices through Poetry, Film and Journalism 

POSTPONED, due to COVID

Michaelhouse

Ariana Abawe, Bizhan Neromand and Meral Alizada present their journeys and the contributions of Afghan refugees to host communities.

  • Ariana Abawe is the Founder and Director of Ariana Magazine: https://arianamagazine.bigcartel.com
  • Bizhan Neromand is a British-Afghan Actor and Film Director. He plays the starring role in 'Salam London'  https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12144754/
  • Meral Alizada, author of 'Rumi's daughter' will discuss her creative journey as an Afghan woman in the arts, her diaspora and refugee experiences-centred poetry and provide a trauma explorative workshop.  

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/afghan-voices-through-poetry-film-and-journalism-tickets-367815775887

Hosted by the Refugee Hub of the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement

 

Thursday, June 23, 2022, 16:00: Human Rights Monitoring for Refugees

Online

Channel Rescue is a human rights monitoring organisation established in response to government calls for increased securitisation and militarisation of the English Channel.  Our objective is to hold authorities to account in their duty to uphold the human rights of those crossing the channel, and advocate for safe passage and progressive legislation around refugees and migrants. Channel Rescue have recently been successful in legal action against the pushback policy. We have submitted evidence to the Defence Select Committee on the role of the Navy in Channel crossing and to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants on human rights violations at international borders.

Registration: https://cam-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqceivqj8rHtVGiwqn3pGV24mdTyo8-JvH

Co-hosted by the Channel Rescue and the Refugee Hub of the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement

 

Friday, June 24, 2022, 12.00: Japa: Nigerian Youth in the Migration Pathway to the UK

Online

On Friday 24 June Rerouting Initiative will present "Japa" (which means to run swiftly in Yoruba). The online discussion will include clips from their film on why Nigerians leave, and they will also host an online discussion about Home Office policy on migration from Nigeria and talk about their work with detainees and deportees. The discussion will be led by Titi Solarin who is the Founder and Director of Rerouting Initiative. 

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81349628063?pwd=djU5cnUvTHF6d1NmaGtSZ0FmUFEzZz09

Co-hosted by Rerouting Initiative and the Refugee Hub of the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement

 

Further, see for the following events for the Refugee Week taking place in Cambridge:

Sunday, June 19, 2022, 11:00-14:00: The Great Get Together Refugee Nature Walk 

Start and finish: Logan’s Meadow, Cambridge. This is a walk in support of refugees. Particulary children and parents invited. You will visit some of the great nature spots of Cambridge.

Register:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/refugee-week-walk-tickets-338011811427?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&keep_tld=1

Hosted by Woodcraft Folk 

 

Saturday, June 25, 2022, 14:00-17:30: Summer Arts Fair Supporting Refugees

The Alison Richards Building, 5 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP 

Including:

  • Grand sale of art items from 70 regional artists
  • Display of fashion for migrants designed by ARU students
  • Community tapestry-making project for adults and children
  • Sale of vintage clothes and refugee-made merchandise
  • Home-made cakes, jams, refreshments
  • John Betmead and Tom Ling: professional folk music

Hosted by CamCRAG

 

Sunday, June 26, 2022

https://www.cambridgelive.org.uk/cornex/events/2022-commemoration

 

June 20-26, 2022: Free exhibition of work by unaccompanied asylum-seeking children

Cambridge Central Library, Library Opening Hours

20th-26th June is Refugee Week 2022, and we’re marking the occasion with a free exhibition featuring work by unaccompanied asylum-seeking children supported by the local authority reflecting on their experiences in the UK. Come along to our exhibition space on the 3rd floor of Cambridge Central Library from Saturday 18th to Sunday 26th June. You can visit the exhibition during library opening times.

 

Date (tbc):

A long journey: anxiety and ‘wellbeing’ after conflict: What can we do to help with the stress of leaving a war zone and arriving in a new country?

This workshop to explore simple strategies for self-care and caring for others while considering the inter-relationships among our bodies, feelings, and thoughts. For refugees and those working with refugees only. 

Co-hosted by the Refugee Hub of the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Global Human MovementCambridge Public Health, and the IC-ADAPT Consortium.

 

Date: 

Monday, 20 June, 2022 - 12:00 to Sunday, 26 June, 2022 - 12:00

Event location: 

University of Cambridge/ City of Cambridge