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Seeking Sanctuary - refugees and migrants welcome at QMUL

Thursday 2 February 2017

Time: Thursday 23 February 2017, 6 - 8.30pm

A chance for students, staff and the local community to:

  • learn about experiences of refugees coming to East London through films and music
  • explore what QMUL is doing, and could do, in the future to support refugees and how to get involved.

6pm:  Films from QMUL’s Child Migrant Stories project:

  • Passing Tides – story of Linh Vu who escaped Vietnam by boat followed by a reading from her father’s biography A Catholic with Confucian Tendencies. 
  • Ugwumpiti – story of Maurice Nwokeji who survived the Biafran civil war before joining his parents in East London.

7pm:  QMUL’s support for refugees today

Panel discussion including:

  • Emma Williams, Chief Executive of STAR (Student Action for Refugees) on University of Sanctuary initiatives and other work of STAR
  • Lizzy Pollard, Advice and Counselling Student Services, QMUL on financial support for asylum seeker and refugee students.

There will be refreshments and music by One Jah featuring music of Maurice Nwokeji inspired by his childhood in Biafra.

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