Seminars / Conferences

Presentation at the All Hallows Catholic College

We visited a Year 8 classroom at the All Hallows Catholic College on 14 November to deliver a presentation on Syria and the refugee crisis. The students were extremely interested to hear about what was happening in Syria and were full of questions on why our Government has not been doing more to help the situation.

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Student Action Presentation on Syria

We were invited by Student Action, a student group at Manchester University, to deliver a talk on the Syrian refugee crisis on 26 October. We first talked about how Syria was before the uprising to highlight the conditions that pushed people to protest in 2011.

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Journeys Festival Conversation Corner

As part of the Journeys Festival, we facilitated the 'Conversation Corner' event on 08 October. Through this event we led a discussion with John Tomlinson and Emily Ntshangase-Wood from the play production 'Tanja'. This play is about a woman who is detained in Yarl's Wood detention centre and describes the situation of asylum seekers who are detained indefinitely.

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'Muslims in Europe' Event at European Parliament

We were delighted to take part in a panel in an event in European Parliament on 29 September titled 'Muslims in Europe: Untold Success Stories'. The event was hosted by Afzal Khan MEP and our contribution pertained to the positive roles that Syrian refugees have played within European society. A warm thank you to MEP Afzal Khan for inviting us to take part in this event.

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Presentation on Syria to Warrington's Rotary Club

We attended a meeting of Warrington's Rotary Club on 19 September and delivered a presentation on Syria alongside Nora Carlin of Care-UK, a charity which is involved in the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria. We focused on the issue of civilian protection and stressed the need to find a solution to the root cause of the problem.

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