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Refugee Awareness Week 2018, from February 5th to 8th is a collaborative initiative of a coalition of York University student groups and supporting departments working on refugee issues and advocacy in order to promote awareness, solidarity and informed action in this field. Please join us at these important events!
This year’s events include the following activities each day:
DAY 1: MONDAY FEBRUARY 5TH
a) 10am-4:00pm @ Vari Hall: Refugee Awareness and Engagement Fair
Come out to meet York U student leaders working in this field and learn how you can get involved in their activities and campaigns!
b) 11:30 – 1:00pm, 519 Kaneff Tower: Book Launch of Running on Empty- Canada and the Indochinese Refugees
- c) 5:00-7:00pm 519 Kaneff Tower: Training on Working in Solidarity with Refugees by the Psychology Graduate Students Refugee Initiative, Syria Response and Refugee Initiative and WUSC
Also learn how to get involved in working with refugees on campus and in our community, including WUSC, and also the Syria Response and Refugee Initiative who work with York’s Syrian refugee sponsor teams! Other attending student groups are also invited to share their work and initiatives.
DAY 2: TUESDAY FEBRUARY 6TH
a) 10am-4pm in The Bear Pit: The Refugee Journey- A Doctors Without Borders Exhibit by RefugeAid and MSF
b) 5:00-8:00pm, McLaughlin Junior Common Room: Life For The Stateless:-Addressing The World-Wide Refugee Crisis; A UNICEF and REFUGEAID Speaker Session
DAY 3: WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 7TH
a) 1:00-2:30pm, 626 Kaneff Tower: Refugee resettlement in the UK: language learning, intergroup contact, and well-being
b) 5:30- 7 PM, York Lanes 280N: Amnesty International at York Presents: Dignity Not Detention
A letter writing session, and advocacy workshop featuring Marium Yousuf, a human rights activist involved with Amnesty International for over ten years who will help discuss the unjust and unfair immigrant detention epidemic in Canada.
c) 7-9:00pm, Nat Taylor Cinema (Ross Building 102 North): Casa en Tierra Ajena. A documentary about forced migration in Central America by Carlos Sandoval Garcia.
DAY 4: THURSDAY FEBRUARY 8TH
a) 12:00-2:00pm, Founders College Sr. Common (Room 305)
Creating Pathways and Crossing Borders: Access to Higher Education for Refugees and Precarious Migrants (featuring links with three York University initiatives: WUSC, Borderless Higher Education for Refugees-BHER and Bridging Program for Precarious Status Students)
b) 16:00-17:30, York Lanes 280N , Film Screening: CAST FROM THE STORM, hosted by UNICEF York U and UDEM
Want to support and act in solidarity our WUSC sponsored refugee students and other refugees facing a harmful Canadian government policy? Please help fight the burden of transportation loans!
Participating groups include:
Amnesty International at York University
Centre for Refugee Studies
Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean
Psychology Graduate Student Refugee Initiative
Undergraduates of Emergency and Disaster Management (UDEM)
UNICEF York U
WUSC Keele Campus Committee, WUSC Glendon Campus Committee
York U Syria Response and Refugee Initiative & Centre for Refugee Studies (www.yorku.ca/refugees)