Refugee Advocacy Week: Refugee Advocacy, Education and Engagement Fair

When:
March 2, 2016 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
2016-03-02T10:00:00-05:00
2016-03-02T16:00:00-05:00
Where:
Vari Hall
York University
Toronto, ON M3J
Canada
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Saquiba Rahman

Wednesday, March 2:

10am to 4pm
Vari Hall,

 

York University Keele campus http://maps.info.yorku.ca/keele-campus/

Organizations including York’s Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS), the Borderless Higher Education for Refugees Project (BHER), the Centre for Refugee Studies Student Caucus, York’s World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Committees, Osgoode’s International Legal Partnership (ILP), York’s Syria Response and Refugee Initiative, York Syrian refugee sponsorship teams and a wide variety of other campus groups engaged in refuge advocacy and education will be present at this event.

Come out and meet the people working with and on behalf of refugees and learn more about what is being done and how you can help promote refugee awareness on campus and in the wider community!

Event Contact: ILP’s Saquiba Rahman at saquiba.rahman@gmail.com .

If you are part of a campus department or group that would like to have a space at the Refugee Advocacy, Education and Engagement Fair please contact ILP’s Saquiba Rahman at saquiba.rahman@gmail.com .

Please send Saquiba 1) the name of your group/department 2) very briefly what work you’re doing in this field and 3) a contact name and email. Let her know if you are bringing anything that would take up an unusual amount of space.

We are also encouraging everyone to take a break from the fair between 12:15 and 2:00pm, grab their lunch and attend an outstanding CRS seminar on WUSC refugee sponsorship that begins at 12:30: http://crs.info.yorku.ca/archives/event/crs-seminar-wusc-working-within-refugee-studies-advocacy-and-support?instance_id=39 .

Please note/remember that York has significantly increased its number of WUSC students being sponsored- our WUSC committees can use your support! http://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/refugees/wusc-refugee-sponsorship/ .

This event forms part of Refugee Advocacy Week, organized by York University’s Syria Response and Refugee Initiative (www.yorku.ca/refugees) and Osgoode’s International Legal Partnership (http://www.internationallegalpartnership.org/).

The website for the week’s activities may be found at http://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/refugees/newsandevents/february-29-march-5/ .