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Partners for Cambridge Refugee Week 2020
For obvious reasons Refugee Week won’t take place in the usual way this year, but there’s no reason why it can’t still be packed with amazing events and activities online.
The theme of Refugee Week 2020 is “Imagine” – you could take that as an invitation to picture an ideal world where people aren’t forced to leave their homes, or you could try imagining that it was you who had to pack their bags and leave overnight, not knowing where you would end up.
Here is the programme, with some details of how to join in the events:
All week:
On the Record explores stories from The National Archives’ collection of over 11 million documents. To mark Refugee Week, the podcast will be highlighting just a few of the many refugee stories held in archive.
A special of selection of features and short films, available to watch at home for Refugee Week 2020.
Make your own miniature home and be part an international Virtual Giant Dolls’ House for Refugee Week 2020.
The story of the 4,000 Basque children who came to Britain, and many on to East Anglia, to escape the horrors of the Spanish Civil War, using rarely seen film footage and original photographs along with the voices of rescuers and refugees.
Monday 15th June:
Refugees: creating a humane not hostile environment
An event from Cambridge Quakers
Tuesday 16th June:
Refugee women in leadership
An event from Cambridge Assessment Refugee Committee
Solidaritee and legal aid
A talk by Tiara Sahar Ataii, founder of Solidaritee, about the importance of legal aid for refugees.
Wednesday 17th June:
My Name is Not Refugee (starting 6pm)
ARU graduate Kate Milner talks about the inspiration and background to her picture book, My Name is Not Refugee.
Thursday 18th June:
Ayman’s Journey (documentary and Q&A starting 5.30pm)
A short documentary screening and Q&A with Ayman Alhussein and Director, Boris Thompson-Roylance. An event from Cambridge Assessment Refugee Committee
NaTakallam Refugee Voices (webinar starting 6.30pm)
NaTakallam is an award-winning, woman-founded, social enterprise that promotes cultural exchange by engaging refugee Conversation Partners as online language tutors, translators and guest speakers. Our Conversation Partner will be Hadiya, a Syrian refugee who now lives in Erbil, Iraq. She will discuss her personal journey and give a short Arabic lesson.
An event from CamCRAG
Calais Livestream Fundraiser (stream starting 8pm)
No Events = No Tents online concert hosted by Global Jamming in aid of Collective Aid. An eclectic mix of music and poetry from Calais and beyond.
An event from Global Jamming St Ives
Friday 19th June:
Welcome Cambridge
A celebration designed to support schools and families in marking Refugee Week building understanding of the experiences of refugees and their contribution, and celebrating little-known stories of refugee migration.
NaTakallam Refugee Voices (zoom starting 11am)
An event from The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement
Saturday 20th June (World Refugee Day):
Perspectives on the Humanitarian Situation on the Aegean Islands (zoom starting 3pm)

An event from Edinburgh Must Act
Cambridge4Refugees Live (stream starting 4.30pm)
A program of live music from local artists, interviews with volunteers and people with lived experience, refugee-related short films and general tomfoolery.
(joining details to follow)
CamCRAG Convoy Quiz
Convoy quiz with refugee and Cambridge-themed questions, raising money for CamCRAG
Sunday 21st June:
Together Workshops Online (zoom starting 4.30pm)
The third of a series of workshops from theatre company PSYCHEdelight on the theme of Imagine.
An event from Counterpoints Arts
City of Sanctuary plenary/discussion (zoom starting 7pm)
An event from Cambridge City of Sanctuary and Counterpoints Arts