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Date published: June 17, 2016

Check out what we're doing for Refugee Week

In recognition of Refugee Week, which takes place from 20-27 June, The Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) will be holding a series of intriguing events across the University.

Refugee Week is an annual event, which centres around World Refugee Day on Monday 20 June. There’s a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities.

Check out what’s going on:

Tuesday 21st June 2016

Opening of the Calais Photography Exhibition
10.00 – 10.30
Robert Powell Theatre (Frederick Road Campus)
This exhibition displays photographs taken during the University of Salford’s trip to the ‘Jungle’ in Calais as part of the ‘Salford to Calais’ project. At this opening event, the photographer and members of the ‘Salford to Calais’ team will share their experiences of visiting the ‘Jungle’ and the resilience and community spirit that they witnessed during their time in Calais. More information about the exhibition and how to register for the launch event can be found here.

Following the opening event, the exhibition will be on display all through Refugee Week in the Reception and on the Concourse (first floor) of the Allerton Building.

Tuesday 21st June 2016

‘Asylum Monologues’
10.30 – 12.00
Robert Powell Theatre (Frederick Road Campus)
‘Asylum Monologues’ is a theatre performance providing a first-hand account of the UK’s asylum system in the words of people who have experienced it. The script is performed by members of Actors for Human Rights, a campaigning project of Ice & Fire Theatre, which aims to give a voice to people affected by contemporary human rights issues. More information and how to register can be found here.

Thursday 23rd June 2016

Seminar: Challenging dominant narratives: Stories of women seeking asylum
Dr Kate Smith, University of Huddersfield
1.00 – 2.00

Room MS167/168, Mary Seacole Building

Kate Smith is a Research Fellow (asylum and migration) in the Centre for Applied Childhood, Youth and Family Research, at the University of Huddersfield. Drawing upon her ESRC funded research with women seeking asylum, this seminar will explore the stories of seventeen asylum seeking women, opening up a critical space that highlights the importance of resistive stories and enriches our understanding of the diversity of forms of resistance. More information and how to register can be found here.

Friday 24th June 2016

Understanding the Immigration Act 2016: Implications for community members and practitioners
10.00 am – 2.00
The Bryants Suite, Allerton Building (Frederick Road Campus)

Guest speakers from across the North West will discuss and debate the impact of the new Immigration Act 2016, focusing specifically on the potential legal, health, education and community implications. Speakers include Denise McDowell (Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit) and Rebecca Murray (Article 26). More information and how to register can be found here.


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