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Manchester refugee week conference

14 Jun 2010

Thought-provoking, free event on 22 June at Martin Harris Centre

As part of The British Red Cross refugee week celebrations, we would like to warmly welcome you to come along to our first ever Manchester refugee week conference: "Different pasts, shared future: refugees, asylum seekers and British society".

This thought-provoking, FREE event will take place from 4pm - 8.30pm on Tuesday 22 June at the Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama.

Themes explored will include: common misconceptions regarding refugees in the UK, as well as the reality faced by destitute asylum seekers, and the positive contribution that refugees are making to British society.

Speakers include Nick Scott-Flynn, head of refugee services at the British Red Cross, and expert speakers from The University of Manchester and Boaz Trust, a local charity working with asylum seekers in Manchester.

We will also be proudly presenting a performance by KOKORIKO, an afro-latin jazz band made up of performers from around the globe, and hosting a selection of short films relating to refugee and asylum issues in the UK.

This event is open to ALL, and we look forward to welcoming colleagues working with refugees and asylum seekers, as well as ANYONE interested in looking beyond the label to learn more about refugee and asylum issues in the UK!

For more info and to reserve your FREE place, click on the following link: