Refugee narrative and other events at UEL – Refugee Week 2018

Come and Celebrate Refugee Week with the University of East London

For details of addresses, locations and transport, see: https://www.uel.ac.uk/about/finding-us

Monday, 18th June 2018, UEL Docklands Campus, 2-4pm:

Voices of London and Calais: Exhibition Launch 2pm – UEL Refugee Council Archives, Docklands Campus Library. With Aura Lounasmaa and Paul Dudman

Exhibition of stories from refugees and asylum seekers living in the Calais ‘Jungle’ and in London

Creating Imagery as a Story-Telling Medium 2.30pm-4pm – UEL Refugee Council Archives, Docklands Campus Library. With Lynda Gilby and Sonia Quintero.

We will be discussing the way in which we interpret photographs and why photography is an important component of social change around forced migration issues.

Wednesday, 20th UEL Stratford Water Lane Campus, 10am-3.15pm:

Conference to Launch the BPS Guidelines on Working with Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the UK, 10am-3.15pm – UEL Stratford Water Lane Room CCG.05. With Rachel Tribe, Nimisha Patel, Lord Alf Dubs, and others. For details, please see: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/launch-of-bps-guidelines-working-with-refugees-asylum-seekers-in-the-uk-tickets-4523581754

Thursday, 21st UEL Stratford University Square Campus, 2-8.30pm:

LGBT+ Narratives and Refugee Solidarity 2-3.30pm – UEL Stratford University Square Room USG.17

‘This is who I am’, from Ice and Fire: Performance and discussion about LGBT+ people seeking asylum in the UK (http://iceandfire.co.uk/project/this-is-who-i-am/ )

Refugee Narratives 4.30pm to 5.45pm – UEL Stratford University Square, Room USG.17

Refugee Narratives across Modalities and Contexts with Giorgia Dona, Paul Dudman, Rumana Hashem and Maya Korac,

Building Communities across Borders 6pm – 7.30pm – UEL Stratford University Square Room USG.17

Bridging Theory and Rractice through Practice-Based Internships with Afaf Jabiri and postgraduate students

Launch of UEL Student Action for Refugees, STAR, 7.45pm to 8.30pm – UEL Stratford University Square, Room USG.17 With Becca Olsson

UEL 2018-2019 Article 26 and OLIve fee waivers for asylum seekers and refugees:

UEL for 2018-2019 is giving SIX standalone Foundation program fee waivers, three in Social Sciences and three in Education and Early Childhood. These are for refugees, asylum seekers and people with temporary leave to remain. Please send initial enquiries to Aura Lounasmaa a.lounasmaa@uel.ac.uk

We also have THREE one-year Master’s level fee waivers. Please send initial enquiries to Zeyna Fall z.fall@uel.ac.uk

UEL is also running the OLIve program for refugees and asylum seekers, over 10 Saturdays, to help move people towards higher education. This program’s next cohort starts in September. Please contact Aura Lounasmaa a.lounasmaa@uel.ac.uk for details.

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