We participated in Journeys Festival Internationa'sl Weekender Fair on 14 October 2017. In this Festival, we had a stall for Rethink Rebuild Society in which artist Abdullah Anezi held a calligraphy workshop and wrote people's names for them in Arabic. We also had information on female detainees in Syria with letters for people to sign to their MPs.
As part of Journeys Festival International, Manchester Museum hosted our exhibition 'Silenced Voices: Syrian Women in Assad's Prisons' on 7 October. We held this exhibition in collaboration with Amnesty International's Manchester group and used it as a platform to educate people about the plight facing Syrian women in Assad regime prisons.
Over 1500 Syrians from across the UK and their non-Syrian friends attended our 7th annual Syrian fun day in Manchester on Saturday the 2nd of September. It was held this year at the Albion Academy in Salford and it was a hugely successful event that bought hundreds of Syrians from across the UK to connect with their local communities and to celebrate Eid Al-Adha.
Rethink Rebuild Society is pleased to announce a call for applications for 'Media and Policy Officer'. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our dynamic and growing team to continue to push our work in media and policy with respect to the Syrian conflict. Details on the post can be found in the document below.
We met with Cllr Luthfur Rahman of Longsight Ward on 21 August. We discussed with Cllr Rahman how we can increase our cooperation with the Council so that we contribute to Manchester's cultural heritage and economic well-being while also being supported to carry out our services to the Syrian community.
We had the pleasure of meeting with Afzal Khan MP on 9 August to discuss with him policy issues pertaining to Syria and Syrian refugees. As Afzal has been appointed as Labour's Shadow Immigration Minister, we delivered a briefing to him on the challenges facing Syrian refugees in resettling to the UK, which Afzal promised to work with us to address over the coming months.