Talks exploring the experiences of forced migrants and the role university plays as a place of sanctuary.
This free event explores the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers, the issues they face, and the role universities can play as places of sanctuary. Part of the University’s Refugee Week activities, the event will feature a screening of the film ‘Science in Exile’ and live music from local sanctuary seekers.
There will also be a number of talks from University students, staff and others who will share their experiences of life as a refugee or discuss their work supporting those seeking sanctuary.
Tickets are free and can be booked through Hull Box Office.
16:45 - Live music, film screening of "Science in Exile", refreshments
17:30 - Welcome
17:40 - Speaker: Jayne Mercer, Hull City of Sanctuary - Jayne will speak about the city's tradition of welcoming refugees and the support that community groups provide
18:00 - Refugee Stories - University of Hull academics and students will talk about their stories and journeys
18:40 - Speaker: Charlotte Russell, Wiseman Scholar, will talk about the research on refugees and trafficking that she will be doing in refugee camps in Europe exploring the risks that refugees, particularly children face
19:00 - Walk to Gulbenkian Centre for play "I am Mehdi Ahmadi" (£5 tickets available here - please select 22 June performance)