‘Research for Action & Influence’ Conference
The Evelyn Oldfield Unit is holding a half day conference presenting brand new evidence on the experiences of migrant and refugee communities in London.
The conference will conclude a 9 month accredited Research for Action & Influence course run by the Evelyn Oldfield Unit. This capacity building course for members of refugee and migrant community organisations develops their skills and trains them to become community researchers. Each of these researchers has been conducting research on issues affecting refugees and migrants living in London.
This year’s research topics include unaccompanied minors transitioning into adulthood, Latin American and Filipino grassroots campaigning, language as a barrier to accessing healthcare, health needs of Greek and Greek Cypriot women in north London, the role of churches in refugee integration, impact of domestic violence on children, secondary torture survivors, Somali youth crime, and trafficking and modern slavery among Bangladeshis in east London.
This event will feature the results of these studies as well as guest speakers from the refugee and migrant sector. A detailed programme of the conference will be announced nearer the time.
Guest speakers include:
Omar Khan, Runnymede Trust
Yuliana Topazly, Migrant Entrepreneurs Network
Umut Erel, The Open University, and Tracey Reynolds, University of Greenwich
Don Flynn, Migrants Rights Network
Elena Vacchelli, Social Policy Research Centre, Middlesex University
Lisa Doyle, Refugee Council
Michelline Safi Ngongo, Islington Councilor
+ Students presentations
The conference will take place at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, N7 6PA from 1.30-5.00pm.
Please book your free tickets on Eventbrite.
For any queries contact Andreja Mesaric at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7697 4102.