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Envisioning a world that is open to all: let us see what love can do

Start Date
27th September 2019 6:15 pm
End Date
29th September 2019 2:00 pm


Course Details

Please note: There is an error in our latest brochure. This course starts on Friday 27 September (not Wednesday 25 September as advertised).

Jointly organised by Quaker Asylum Refugee Network, Quaker Peace and Social Witness, Quaker United Nations Office, Quaker Council for European Affairs and Woodbrooke

A weekend conference learning about asylum and migration, hearing from those who have felt its impact, and working together to create the change that we need.

Speakers, workshops, performances and panel discussions will explore the interplay between race, privilege and migration - how does it work, what can we do?

Language and the media: challenging and changing the language of migration.

Migration and the arts: how migration enriches our communities and how the arts can bring about change.

The UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

Our focus on the arts will help us celebrate what people bring to our communities as well as explore how the arts can contribute to change

  • Daholl Kurdish Band
  • poets Malka Al-Haddadi and Ambrose Musiyiwe
  • artist Mohsen Keiani
  • author Gulwali Passarlay

We will look at how language helps shape attitudes to migration and explore the interplay between race, privilege and migration. We will hear from those who have felt the impact of our asylum system, and together we will explore how a world open to all might look and how we might get there. Workshops will include:

  • Marchu Girma, Women for Refugee Women, exploring alternatives to detention
  • Celia McKeon, Rethinking Security, on human security and migration
  • Molly Scott Cato (tbc) on language, politics and the media
  • Cassidy McKenna, QUNO, how the UN Global Compact for Migration can help effect change
  • Tatiana Garavito, QPSW, and Kate McNally, QCEA, exploring the interplay of race, privilege and migration
  • Rosemary Crawley, QARN, and Agnes Tanoh, on what a fair and humane asylum system might look like

We hope you can join us at Woodbrooke from 27th - 29th September!

Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network (QARN), Quaker Peace and Social Witness (QPSW), Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) and Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) in partnership with Woodbrooke.

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