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‘Home’ – York Refugee Week Event

June 17, 2019 - June 23, 2019
Sky Lounge, City Screen, Coney St
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Exhibition of artwork by the learners at York’s Blueberry Academy, exploring the themes of welcome, home and what it means to be far from home.

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Equality and Community – York Refugee Week Event

June 17, 2019 - June 23, 2019
Friargate Quaker Meeting House, Lower Friargate
York, YO1 9RL United Kingdom
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“Equality and Community”,  an installation at Friargate Friends Meeting House, Lower Friargate, York YO1 9RL. Free A colourful welcome of diversity and inclusion. Friargate will also provide a central welcoming space to take a break and have a cuppa.

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4:30 pm

Speaking up not talking down

June 18, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
York Medical Society, 23 Stonegate
York, YO1 8AW
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Refugees and asylum seekers will be joined by lawyers, therapists, interpreters, humanitarian aid representatives and researchers from the University of York Migration Network (MigNet) to discuss the challenges of reporting and representing the experience of persecution, trauma and finding sanctuary in the face of the enduring hostile environment of Britain’s immigration system. Disabled access available. Contact: simon.parker@york.ac.uk and see https://www.york.ac.uk/social-science/research/migration-network/ for details. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/york-mignet-ideas-salon-iii-speaking-up-not-talking-down-tickets-61589457726  

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6:30 pm

On Her Shoulders – Film Screening (12A)

June 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
City Screen, 13-17 Coney Street
York, YO1 9QL
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£5 – £8

23-year-old Nadia Murad leads a harrowing but vital crusade: to find the most influential platforms in the world and speak out on behalf of the embattled Yazidi community who face mass extermination by ISIS militants. Having narrowly escaped with her own life, Nadia must now relentlessly recount her ordeal as a Yazidi sex slave and witness to her family’s brutal killings. Though excruciating, without her testimony, the genocide happening right in front of the world’s eyes might go completely unnoticed.   City Screen is accessible to people in wheelchairs and with other disabilities. This film shows is in the original language and will have English subtitles. Book via 0871 902 5747 or https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/York_Picturehouse/film/on-her-shoulders

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