Refugee Crisis Response: What Can Scotland Do?

Event organized by the Global Justice Academy


Venue: Lecture Theatre 3, Appleton Tower, The University of Edinburgh, Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9LE

This event provides an opportunity to see the short documentary produced by LIVED, entitled 'Learning to Swim', about Syrian children living in a refugee camp and other areas of Jordon. The event will also include speakers from a range of voluntary organisations discussing what they are doing to help those who have been forced to flee persecution and conflict. The audience will be invited to discuss what they might do to help those fleeing persecution, particularly in the context of the current situation in Syria and related refugee 'crisis', and be challenged to take individual or collective actions to help. 

Chair: Lucy Lowe, School of Social and Political Science, The University of Edinburgh

The Lived Project to show their 21 minute film at the start of the event, with an introduction from Lilliana Riga (School of Social and Political Science, The University of Edinburgh) and others from LIVED:
http://www.livedprojects.org/zaatari/

Speakers include:
Elise Marshall - therapists and trainers at Freedom from Torture
Jon Busby from the Welcoming Association
Graham O’Neill from the Scottish Refugee Council
The Refugee Survival Trust

To register for this event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/refugee-crisis-response-what-can-scotland-do-tickets-19528483219