Daily Archives: Monday, June 27, 2016

Divided cities/Unequal Spaces: South Africa’s apartheid legacy photographed by drone

Out in School: Gender, Sexuality and Fundamentalism

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A Feminist Dissent Event

When: Friday, 1 July 2016 from 12:00 to 16:00 (BST) 

Where: Institute of Advanced Study, Milburn House, University of Warwick – View Map

This Workshop brings together researchers, teachers, community members, activists and policy practitioners to provoke an in-depth discussion on the question of sexuality (including sexual orientation) and fundamentalist religious beliefs and practices within schools. What kinds of conflicts arise in the interface of individual and communal religious beliefs and sexual and reproductive choice? What kinds of specific challenges do children who identify themselves as bisexual, gay, lesbian or trans come up against in terms of dealing with religious orthodoxies within schools, communities and families? How can educators, policy practitioners and feminists create space for such discussions to be “out”, and what kinds of practices and policies are best suited to ensure the well-being of children and the values of secularism, liberty and human rights?…

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Feminist Library Summer Benefit

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When: Saturday, 2 July 2016 from 14:00 to 22:00 (BST)

Where: Feminist Library – 5 Westminster Bridge Rd, London, SE1 7XW – View Map

The Feminist Library is fighting back against its recent eviction threat by organising a Summer Benefit on Saturday 2 July to help raise funds for new premises.

Experience the Feminist Library anew as artists, writers and musicians perform new and old works in spaces, nooks and crannies of the library, including a choral installation, one-to-one performances in a lift, the spectacular launch of the Feminist Library Survival Song and award winning novelist Ali Smith In Conversation. Playing us out will be Ana da Silva and Gina Birch of the legendary Raincoats!

Plus stalls, zines, signed copies of books, food, drink, dancing and a photobooth performance. Book now to avoid disappointment!

Tickets are available on eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/feminist-library-summer-benefit-tickets-25693652406  at different price as it suits you…

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Workshop: Being Outside Afghanistan: Everyday Experiences of Social Becoming, Self‐Construction and Resource Mobilisation among Afghans Abroad

Commemoration Meeting on 22nd Anniversary of Shahid Janani Jahanara Imam

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By Ansar Ahmed Ullah

Today is the 22nd death anniversary of Jahanara Imam, a legendary Bengali feminist and the mother and a wife of founder martyrs, who fought and died for the independence of Bangladesh nation-state in 1971.  On the occasion of her anniversary, the Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee in London has organised a discussion at Iftar time to be held at Shaad restaurant, 13 Brick Lane. London E1 6PU.

 Jahanara Imam courtesy: Nirmul Committee. UK, 20 June 2016 Jahanara Imam courtesy: Nirmul Committee. UK, 20 June 2016

The committee invites everybody to the Discussion and Iftar in memory of our founder Martyrs Mother Shahid Janani Jahanara Imam to be held at 8.00pm today. The cost of iftar will be covered by attendees’ donation. We would like to request everyone to contribute ((ideally £10 per person) towards the cost of Iftar . We hope that you will join us to make the discussion useful and successful.


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Underground Care: Syrian doctors quietly fill a treatment void in Turkey

Project Highlight: Jamiya Project – Delivering Higher Education to Syrian Refugees

Call for Abstracts (15 Aug): Refugee Research Methodologies Workshop, Turkey

Syria’s Romani refugees find sanctuary in Tarlabaşı, Istanbul: but for how long?

A Polgleish speaking cockney -Tomasz Wlodaraczyk

Child Migrant Stories

I was born in 1968 in Lodz, a Polish equivalent of 19th century, industrial Manchester. The old town is pleasing, secessionist architecture.


Lodz Poland c.1970

lodz-prl Lodz Poland c.1970

The suburbs are communist brutalism.

lodz-polska Communist era apartment blocks in Lodz, 1967

Mother left when I was about seven or eight. I was quite young so I could move to different family members. They were given a 12-month sentence as I might not have been the best-behaved little boy.

My great grandmother was absolutely lovely. She was truly ancient, 90 something and had a lovely house just outside the city so it was gorgeous countryside. I had a good time there.

b293ada1cc8faef79ed9f0dc905b7c68 Countryside near Lodz

I lived with my father for a year or so because they were still together when my mother came here. They divorced when I was probably ten or something. He was a nice enough chap but liked the…

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How asylum seekers could help ease Finland’s tech skills shortage

Daily News and Updates on Refugee and Forced Migration Studies 06/27/2016

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Daily News and Updates from ReliefWeb 06/27/2016

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